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2012 Summer Olympics update

2012 Summer Olympics update

Le Clos savours golden victory Second gold for South Africa in the pool, this time denying US swim legend Michael Phelps JULIAN LINDEN Published: 2012/08/01 06:36:31 AM  SOUTH Africa’s Chad le Clos handed US swimming legend Michael Phelps a shock defeat last night, winning the men’s 200m butterfly final at the London Olympics, and giving South Africa a second gold medal[Read More…]

by August 1, 2012 Uncategorized
Tough times…

Tough times…

‘Plunge in consumer confidence an ill omen for SA economic growth’.  Index plummets eight points to minus three, showing increasing unwillingness to spend and a darkening outlook among consumers, mainstay of the economy. Sourced from Business Day: NTSAKISI MASWANGANYI Published: 2012/07/18 12:52:35 PM CONSUMER confidence plummeted in the second quarter of this year to levels last seen in the second and[Read More…]

by July 18, 2012 Uncategorized
Get the message?

Get the message?

Small businesses embrace social media in UK Social networks have overtaken local directories such as Yellow Pages and Thomson and print advertising in the UK as the main way small businesses seek out new customers PAUL TAYLOR Published: 2012/05/16 10:30:39 AM  SOCIAL networks have overtaken local directories such as Yellow Pages and Thomson and print advertising in the UK as the[Read More…]

by May 17, 2012 Uncategorized
Preparing for June Exams

Preparing for June Exams

The following should be beneficial: Make sure that you understand the core concepts covered.  Decide if you need to memorise the underlying principles in order to complete the concept that you are studying. Summarise the theory, ensure that you can implement this knowledge by practising, practising, practising …….. If work seems to be too difficult, there is a 85% chance[Read More…]

by May 10, 2012 Uncategorized
Beginning? or Beginning of the END?

Beginning? or Beginning of the END?

Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says a new smart identity card is to be piloted in the next six months and should be in the wallets of all South Africans within two years. The smart cards will have embedded microchips storing information such as fingerprints, which can be verified by a specially made card reader. The Department of Home Affairs[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Uncategorized
What is Economic and Management Sciences?

What is Economic and Management Sciences?

The subject Economic and Management Sciences deals with the efficient and effective use of different types of private, public or collective resources to satisfy people’s needs and wants. It reflects critically on the impact of resource exploitation on the environment and on people. It also deals with effective management of scarce resources in order to maximise profit. Economic and Management[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 Uncategorized
Cashless society?

Cashless society?

Sweden was the first European country to introduce bank notes in 1661.  This hi-tech nation are now at the fore front of ‘ditching’ cash.  Public buses do not accept cash; tickets are pre-paid or purchased with a cellphone text message.  A small but growing number of businesses only take cards. The decline of using cash is even noticeable in houses[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Uncategorized
What are Economic Management Sciences?

What are Economic Management Sciences?

They form the platform onto which F.E.T subjects such as Business Studies and Accounting are developed. There are four crucial elements to EMS which students will explore in their Grade 8 and 9 years of high school. The first is ‘Entrepreneurial Knowledge and Skills’. This section explores the evaluating a business, managing business finances, the development of a business plan[Read More…]

by March 8, 2012 Uncategorized