– african time

This is a personal story which I originally shared on this day, 3 years ago, on my first day of work after a retrenchment.Today I want to share with you a personal story that highlights the importance of being punctual. Be it catching a flight/bus, meeting with the president, your child’s school dance, or justContinue reading “ – african time”

dear africa – Matric 2016 Edition

NB: For a change, this is not about finance, but dedicated to the Class of 2016 that is now going to Universities and Colleges across the country. For the past couple of years I have been writing and sharing a list of do’s and don’t’s for first years. This is by no means the gospel, justContinue reading “dear africa – Matric 2016 Edition”

dear africa – 13th cheque or Bonus

First things first, your 13th cheque is not a bonus. It is your salary, already included in your total cost to company. Your employer is just nice to you by saving on your behalf, for 11 months. Because you can’t be trusted with saving it yourself if they paid it to you monthly. Oh, andContinue reading “dear africa – 13th cheque or Bonus”

dear africa – Black Friday

Today is Black Friday, there’re specials all over the place. You know what else if on special? Stocks at the JSE, if your buy through my favorite brokers, Easy Equities: If you join and/or FICA today or on Monday, they will fund your account with R100. That’s not all, if you buy any stock, theyContinue reading “dear africa – Black Friday”