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Recession! – What now?

Economy, South Africa, Recession,

Economy, South Africa, Recession, As a former Economics teacher I always love to somehow peer over the horizon because the future fascinates me. I love to make my own predictions of what I think the consequences of certain decisions and policies may be.

Economic outlook for 2020

At present the economic outlook for 2020 does not look very promising. In government there is just so many controversies, infighting and division mixed with ideology that good governance does not even come close to the parliament’s agenda. At present they are just trying to put out ... continue reading

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Worlds apart

Retrenched, Work, Jobless, Unsertainty

Retrenched, Work, Jobless, UnsertaintyWe often hear that politicians are concerned about the wage gap that exists between the salaries of top executives and the lowest earning workers in companies; not that the politicians themselves not look well after themselves either. It is one thing to live well from the earnings of your own company, but to live well on taxpayers’ money is a completely different story.

Being retrenched

But the low earning workers of a big company is still better off than the person who had just been retrenched or who has already ... continue reading

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Planning amidst uncertainty

Job, Security, Protection, Loss

The only thing that is certain about the future is the fact that it is uncertain.

One of the aspects that are assessed in personality tests is the degree to which someone is comfortable with change; the contrast being preference for a more predictable environment, i.e. maintaining the status quo. This implies that some people experience the uncertainty of the future as less threatening than others.

We live in times of great uncertainty. Tom Peters writes in one of his books that even working for a big company does not ... continue reading