Articles by: Frank Gahapa

Personal and Household Finance

Personal and Household Finance

Financial documents and tariff systems often occur in the context of personal and household finance. For example, you may pay a monthly amount of money for your cellphone account, or your parents may pay a monthly amount for the electricity/ water used by your household. Understanding how these documents and systems work, and how to manage them is an important[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 High School, Math Literacy
Informal Trading Investigation

Informal Trading Investigation

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Informal Trading constitute the heart of the economic prospect of most countries. In those countries, they play an important economic and social role by means of their input to the creation of wealth and jobs (Hallberg, 2000). South Africa is not immune to these realities given they represent 34% of the GDP (The Banking Association[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 Accounting, High School
The Grade 10s are ready to “Post”

The Grade 10s are ready to “Post”

The Grade 10 Accounting students have been revisiting their posting skills. The concept was introduced to them last year in Grade 9 by Mrs Caris. Posting into the General Ledger (GL) is a skill used while transferring totals from the sub-journals. It must be properly done otherwise the Trial Balance (TB) will not equalise. The posting rules are essentially an application[Read More…]

by January 31, 2019 Accounting, High School
Data Handling at Glance

Data Handling at Glance

Data handling involves gathering and recording information and then presenting it in a way that is easily read and understood. Following on from developing their research questions, the Grade 10s began gathering their data with the use of recording sheets and questionnaires. Here are some snapshots of our young investigators.

by November 19, 2018 High School, Math Literacy
Xchange Rate at Glance

Xchange Rate at Glance

Look at the Exchange Rate!!! We all love travelling abroad, however, it involves converting currencies into the currency of the country visited. How does it work? The value of one country’s currency in terms of or in relation to another country’s currency is called the Exchange Rate. For instance this morning 1 Rand was exchanged for 3,97 Mozambican Metical: ZAR/MZN:[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 High School, Math Literacy
Prelude in Cracking Success

Prelude in Cracking Success

#Proud teacher                                                                                                                     [Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Accounting, High School
GARDENING at Silvermine Academy!

GARDENING at Silvermine Academy!

Vegetables and fruit are known to be healthier than any other foodstuffs. In fact, it is highly recommended that we eat them every single day. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. The reality is that to eat healthy food is not cheap. Sometimes one can spend up to R30 for a few leaves of spinach. The alternative is to start[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 High School
Business as usual at SMA

Business as usual at SMA

The Storm has passed  The mid-year exams ended a week ago. The pressure of the exams gradually gave way to a better mood among the students. They are freer, more cheerful and even allow themselves a few jokes, which was almost non-existent during the exams. It is really nice to see them so happy. After the exams we continued teaching. At[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 Accounting, High School
Number scale at a glance!

Number scale at a glance!

Mathematical Literacy The competencies developed through Mathematical Literacy allow individuals to make sense of, participate in and contribute to the twenty-first-century world; a world characterised by numbers, numerically based arguments and data represented and misrepresented in a number of different ways. Learners must be exposed to both mathematical content and real-life contexts to develop these competencies. Mathematical content is needed[Read More…]

by May 10, 2018 High School, Math Literacy
Dishonoured cheques and the IMPACT on businesses…

Dishonoured cheques and the IMPACT on businesses…

#Cash Transactions #Source documents Issuing cheques is a very convenient method of making payments. What it requires is just writing the date, amount of money to be paid, the name of the person who is to be paid to and signature. Though it sounds very easy, there are plenty of cases where cheques are bounced. Just a single mistake can result in your cheque[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 Accounting, High School