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Connecting the dots between the hike in South Africa’s VAT and inflation

Jannie Rossouw South Africa is bracing itself for the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) in many years. The hike is part of the government’s efforts...

The Fin.Lit Corner: Lesson 3 for ages 11-13, compound interest

Mduduzi Luthuli Most parents excel when it comes to teaching safety and good manners, but with money few know where to start. Money skills can be...

The living conditions of Marikana workers

Zoë Postman and Ashraf Hendricks Judge Ian Farlam’s Marikana Commission report was scathing about the housing conditions of Lonmin’s employees. He wrote: “Lonmin’s failure to comply with its housing...

South Africa: the high drop out rate of first-year university students

Subethra Pather The opening up of South Africa’s universities after the end of apartheid has proved to be a double-edged sword. Enrolment figures have doubledfrom close...

Cricket South Africa: getting transformation right

Mosibodi Whitehead One only has to look at the way in which Kagiso Rabada grabbed headlines this week to appreciate the way in which South...

Walk Fresh, a youth company changing township life

Staff Reporter Lethabo Mokoena started his shoe-cleaning business at the age of 23. He was at his friend’s house in Daveyton, a township in the Ekurhuleni...

African board games should be introduced into the classroom

Rebecca Y. Bayeck When most of us think about learning, we imagine a teacher and a classroom. In reality most of the things we know,...

After school clubs aren’t always safe spaces: what should be done about it

Nicole De Wet Young people around the world are encouraged to get involved in extracurricular activities. These range from choirs and drama clubs to sports...

Facebook and the role it plays in education

Craig Blewett It’s a rather impressive, if controversial, resume for a teenager: blamed for the election of Donald Trump, increased divorce rates, rising syphilis cases, and the advent of...

Why kids should be taught how to start a business at school

Michael Gaotlhobogwe and Adri Du Toit The African continent is home to a large number of young people – and it simply doesn’t have jobs for them all. Youth...

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