Can you believe it’s November already? I’m certain you would agree when I say most of us are exhausted – emotionally, mentally and physically. As the countdown to the festive season nears, office productivity is dwindling; people are more relaxed with their routines – actually some of us are just over it! The year has … More 13 Ways to Snap Out of That ‘End of Year’ Slump
Back in 2017, I came across the term ‘Motherhood Penalty’ while conducting research on the gender wage gap. I was curious about why women tend to earn less than men on average – even if they hold the exact same position with the exact same level of skills and experience… The South African labour market … More Does the Workplace Penalise Women for Being Mothers?
Last week, a dear friend and I paid a visit to Liliesleaf heritage site here in Johannesburg, South Africa. We participated in a guided tour. I felt compelled to share some parts of the amazing experience, so here goes. On 7 April 1960, all groups campaigning for the end of Apartheid were banned. The Pan Africanist … More Liliesleaf: On Operation Mayibuye
Happy Monday Everybody! This post is special because I’m not the author. Instead, it has been written by a young economist with a passion for making economics simple and relatable. Considering South Africa’s current poor economic performance – high unemployment rates, rising inequality and poverty – this article provides valuable insight and perspective. Do enjoy! … More The State of A Nation Depends on Its Currency
Lately I’ve been reflecting on the reality that life is not easy – disappointment, loss and failure are inevitable! We can easily lose our joy and be miserable when negative things happen to us. Birthdays are the perfect chance still to believe the best in spite of our circumstances. Such positivity is bound to bring … More Birthdays Should Be Celebrated!
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear someone say, “I’m going to Dubai”? Luxury shopping, modern architecture, Burj Khalifa Tower, the lively nightlife, flawless looking humans? Well, let’s backtrack a bit for some history… After the Great Depression in 1929 caused a collapse in the international pearl market, emir Sheikh Saeed looked … More Dubai is a Desert
If you’re based in South Africa or just visiting, you may already feel the temperatures start to drop (more especially at night). Winter is almost here! Whilst staying home and hiding under the bed covers with the heater on is necessary, socially isolating ourselves can eventually leave us feeling unhappy rather than relaxed. Winter is … More Winter Survival Kit