– 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 – 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”

dear africa – MTN Zakhele futhi

Following on the impact of my previous #DearDarkie letters, especially those dealing with investments, I have received a flood of inboxes from friends asking for my opinion on the new MTN Zakhele Futhi shares and whether I will be buying them or not. Just to give you a bit of background, in 2010, MTN launchedContinue reading “dear africa – MTN Zakhele futhi”