Some parents choose to stay at home to raise the family. While this role previously belonged to wives this is no longer automatically the case. “Pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen” can also mean “make and barefoot in the kitchen” and there is no shame in that. The question is...Continue Reading »
I sometimes think the younger generation – that's you if you are under thirty – doesn't realise how good life is these days. In my youth, the only phones we had were dial-up ones with signal cables plugged into the walls.
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Most South Africans have at least some knowledge of the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme. Just how it is going to protect us when it comes to health delivery is a little murky at present, although planning and political posturing is in progress. How it will affect...Continue Reading »
Cell phone technology hit the streets at about the same time we had a change in government. While the ANC applied itself to social upliftment, cell phone service providers took the gap and made whoopee.
The fees they charged to connect to another network rose from 25c to R1.25...Continue Reading »
No matter what the government has to say about it, more South Africans are out of work that ever before. Getting your first job is complicated if you lack experience and do not fit the demographic requirements. Consider taking on a part-time job that could turn out a full-time...Continue Reading »
If you are at all like me, you probably visit your local supermarket at least once a day. If each member of every South African family did the same, imagine how open we all would be to errors at the till when checking out.
"Surely not", I hear you say, what with all these...Continue Reading »
People have been making soap to wash themselves for almost 5,000 years. Babylonians made it by boiling surplus animal fat mixed with ash from their kitchen fires.
Nobody is sure who thought about it first. Later, Ancient Romans added urine to their soap. Thank heavens, we live...Continue Reading »
Dealing with strangers on the Internet is always a little worrisome, especially when they start asking for personal details like your ID number and address. Every week the Sunday Times and other regional papers report stories of people who lost money.
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Every South African parent faces the daily dilemma of trying to balance the household budget, while at the same time concentrating on packing a healthy and nutritious school lunchbox. This challenge begins at pre-school, and follows your child along the path to higher education...Continue Reading »
When you work at home, every rand counts and you must consider every purchase carefully. This is equally true whether you are an accountant doing books, a busy housewife or a mechanic servicing motor cars. Eventually something is going to break down or need replacing. In this...Continue Reading »