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The ‘useless’ degree

The ‘useless’ degree

Under the strain of the economic times, with a second recession looming over our heads and recited as a warning for us to behave, save, budget and look to the growing fields and industries to absorb the influx of the newly unemployed, the questions and doubts of what to study – and if what we have chosen to study will …

As I take the next step…

As I take the next step…

As I’m sure is the case for most of my colleagues about to fold over their undergraduate years, an unfamiliar word dominating my thoughts lately is employment and well in a phrase, growing up. This past weekend I learnt that an old high school friend had bought her first car. Another had gotten engaged and still another gave birth. And …

Made in China

Made in China

Africa’s fragile economy is being destructed by the gigantic Chinese market. The Chinese market brings along affordable merchandise that many people can afford. The majority of African people are poor and do not have jobs, so they will always opt for the cheaper products, which the Chinese offer.
In high school, my Geography teacher asked us which country is the most …

Crime in South Africa: top contributors

Crime in South Africa: top contributors

Is it possible for the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the crime rate of a country to be equally high or low at the same time? Although many critique the use of a country’s GDP in the measuring of the economic wealth of a country and the standard of living of its residents, it continues to be widely accepted and …

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