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Monday | 19 August | 2019 Pick the right profession for long-term happiness

By Marli Naidoo A field of study or choice of profession is one of the most important decisions that you will have to make in your lifetime. It is important to make the right choice. Not only could being in the wrong career frustrate you professionally, but it could also  … Read more

Tuesday | 13 August | 2019 Job-hunting and social media

By Emsie Martin In the times we live in and with the high unemployment rate one should not use the regular channels only to look for work. One should cast around wider and also use the social networks. There are also various Facebook groups you can watch for vacancies countrywide.  … Read more

Tuesday | 06 August | 2019 Farmers do have a future here

By Dr Eugene Brink Farming in South Africa has to deal with a lot of things: crime, labour problems, hostile politics, harmful and unsteady weather conditions and many more. And yet, there are tens of thousands of successful farmers in the country and agriculture is one of the biggest employers  … Read more

Tuesday | 06 August | 2019 Retirement: What does it entail and are you ready?

By Dr Eugene Brink Retirement is probably one of the biggest events in one’s life. And yet, so many people at many levels are totally unprepared for it. Many people do not realise that all of a sudden you will have to give up many things that you have always  … Read more

Monday | 29 July | 2019 The secret of freelance marketing

By Wilma Bedford It remains sad to see a young entrepreneur’s good ideas and intentions fail due to basic principles not being followed. To be a successful entrepreneur, you have to take ownership of your business and work toward a purpose. Your market: Identify a market that resonates with you  … Read more

Tuesday | 23 July | 2019 Is a gap year the right thing?

By Emsie Martin Because many school-leavers are still unsure about their future plans, the habit of taking a year off after school has become very popular in South Africa. According to Dr ST Potgieter, psychologist in Belville, a gap year is like a sandwich: It is that slice of meat  … Read more

Monday | 22 July | 2019 Learning: Digital is popular, but is it less effective than paper?

By Dr Eugene Brink The era of ubiquitous digital texts and technology and the immense and accelerating rate at which they are displacing printed publications has well and truly arrived and is here to stay. It seems as if this march cannot be halted and tablets are increasingly being rolled  … Read more

Tuesday | 16 July | 2019 An academic career opens up new ideas and worlds

By Dr Eugene Brink I’m glad I chose an academic career because to me it opened new worlds ─ ideas, problems, people and places. So says Prof Deon Geldenhuys, renowned political scientist and emeritus professor of politics at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). He adds that the typical tasks of  … Read more

Tuesday | 16 July | 2019 Careers that will be in demand in the future

By Marli Naidoo Our grandmothers would have laughed at us if we told them 30 years ago that we would have smartphones in 2019 and that app development would be a popular career option. Technological development quickly burst its seams and is still escalating. However, technology is not the only  … Read more

Tuesday | 16 July | 2019 Comfort zones and why you should forsake them

By Dr Eugene Brink Brian Tracy once said of comfort zones: “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” But first, for the sake of completeness, a simple definition of this concept should be  … Read more

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