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Covid_19 or the Corona Virus as it is affectionately known has not only affected the health of individuals, plummeted local and international stock markets but its effects on cyber security could have drastic ramifications if individuals and businesses alike do not take the necessary steps in preventing cyber security risks.Continue Reading

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On the 3rd of March 2020, I was tasked with giving a presentation on the success ratio of SME’s in creating growth and reducing unemployment in developing countries. The subject is relevant not only because it was a “hot topic” in the recent SONA but there will always be aContinue Reading

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It is 6 am in the morning in the middle of nowhere, my uncles have been standing outside my fiancee’s gate for a good 3 hours. They have made so many attempts to reach out to her family to no avail. The sun is scorching hot and the sweat isContinue Reading

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Feminist economics is one of the most exciting branches of economics in the modern day era. Regardless of the vast definitions and general feel about the field of study, its propositions are not without merit. The Women’s Budget Group define feminist economics as a study of what is required toContinue Reading

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The backbone of large economies is directly related to the level of skills of their labour force. Highly industrialized and technologically advanced nations such as the United States of America and Japan continue to boast good economic results as they bare a technically proficient and educated working population. Whilst thisContinue Reading

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One major differentiator between wealthy and middle class citizens is access to information. Information asymmetry in economics, is defined by Wikipedia as the study of decisions in transactions where one party has more or better information than the other. There is a popular Bible scripture in the book of HoseaContinue Reading

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Generational wealth is a concept that has been reserved for a select few in South Africa. Notable families such as the Motsepe’s, Rupert’s and Oppenheimer’s have amassed generational wealth through investments in businesses across all different spheres. For the majority of poor to middle class citizens living in South Africa,Continue Reading

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According to Niq Mhlongo, author of “Black Tax a burden or Ubuntu”, the term Black Tax was coined in the year 2000. It is a term that refers to a mandatory payment borne by Black middle-class citizens in assisting the individuals that aided them in their quest for economic opportunities.Continue Reading

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January… you cannot mention the month without cringing at the idea of early mornings, weight gain and most importantly a tight budget. The moment the euphoria of the December holidays wears off, queue in the hangover that is January. Increased spending in the month of December can be attributed toContinue Reading

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Millennials, people between the ages of 23 and 38 are some of the most risk averse individuals in modern day investing. With the fountain of youth and a vast variety of investment opportunities, millennials maintain a conservative approach to risk and investing.  A study done in 2014 by the BrookingContinue Reading