Nadia Solomon

 

The 20 most affordable suburbs in Cape town

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Did you ever wonder if  you can still find value in Cape Town’s property market? With affordability as a major factor, the following suburbs are the most affordable in terms of the lowest asking prices as per Private property. Area Suburb Average  Price Average Salary you need to earn 1.  Cape Flats Khayelitsha 508,000 16,500 2.  Cape Flats Mitchell’s Plain 713,000 23,000 3.  Cape Flats Bluedowns 748,000 24,500 4.  Kuils River Eerste River 810,000 26,500 5.  Buh-rein Buhrein & Surrounds 1,185,000 38,500 6.  Kraaifontein Kraaifontein Central 1,318,000 43,000 7.  Kuils River KuilsRead More


The ultimate financial guide for South African graduates!

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If you are not planning to get married anytime soon and If your rent contribution is anywhere near R2000, you can continue to live happily with your parents. Not only that, but you certainly do not need to move to a fancy apartment that will cost you a fortune in rent. This will keep your parents happy and will save you money. But wait! What about that GTi or any other fancy car you were planning to buy. How can you afford to purchase your dream car when you don’tRead More


Apple iPhone Xs – South African rand vs US dollar pricing

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iStore has released its pricing for the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max in South Africa. Customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max from 21 September. They will be available in stores starting 28 September 2018. The prices start at R21,999 for a 64GB iPhone Xs, and go up to R31,999 for a 512GB iPhone Xs Max. Apple’s new devices sport powerful A12 Bionic processors and high-resolution OLED displays, and the price range is not a surprise – as the iPhones are aimed at the top-endRead More


Dear Grade 12 pupil: Let’s talk about your matric pass

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Dear Grade 12 pupil IF YOU passed, congratulations. If you failed, try again — it‘s not the end of the world, and many young people have bounced back from failure and made a success of their lives. If you passed well, with one or more distinctions, well done; you have worked hard for this achievement and I salute you. Now, we need to talk. Passing Grade 12 in South Africa is actually quite easy, and it means very little. The standards are low and the marks are adjusted upwards forRead More


Ramaphosa holds the aces in countdown to South African elections

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As South Africa’s ruling party battles to bounce back from a succession of scandals and extend its quarter-century monopoly on power in next year’s elections, it has a key advantage: a wounded opposition. By forcing the unpopular Jacob Zuma to stand down as president in February, the ANC deprived the Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters of their biggest electoral asset. The DA has also been dogged by infighting in its Cape Town stronghold, while the EFF is facing allegations that it received funds illicitly diverted from a failed bank.Read More


QUICK JO: AN EMERGING ONLINE MARKETPLACE FOR ASPIRING SOUTH AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS

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WITH ITS EFFECTIVE GIG-BASED DESIGN & ENDLESS FEATURES TO ENSURE QUALITY WORK, THE EMERGING PLATFORM AIM TO CREATE MANY JOBS IN SOUTH AFRICA Quick Jo is an all-new local South African online marketplace and it has proudly announced that it is bringing a wide range of employment opportunities for the South African people. Freelancing is on the rise worldwide and this emerging platform will fill in the gaps in the local market, while also enabling the talented local people to find work online. Moreover, Quick Jo empowers aspiring entrepreneurs to connectRead More


Do Good Grades Predict Success?

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Paul Kimelman lives in Alamo, Calif., and is C.T.O. of the Texas-based microcontroller company Luminary Micro. He is the sort of blog reader we are very fortunate to have. He writes to us now and again with such interesting queries that they’re worth putting up on the blog in their entirety. Here’s his latest: I was speaking with a colleague the other day and he was remarking on an accomplishment I have had in my field (of microprocessor design). He assumed I had been a straight-A student all through school. When I notedRead More


Book smarts vs. Street smarts

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In a series of posts, called readers choice, I write on whatever topics readers submit. [Note: Polarizing questions are silly since rarely in life do you have to have truly binary choices. Both is often an option. But they are fun: so please assume someone took my lunch and refused to give it back until I picked a side. Also see: The false dichotomy of false dichotomies] There is no doubt in my mind street smarts kicks book smarts ass. To be street smart means you have situational awareness. You can assess the environment youRead More


The End of Stuttafords

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Department store Stuttafords, the 159-year-old “Harrods of South Africa”, is closing down, victim of a global shift to online retail and a domestic economic slump that has put brands such as Ted Baker and Gap beyond its customers’ reach. Mirroring the fortunes of once-mighty department stores in Europe and the United States, the doyenne of the South African high street during apartheid and the two decades since applied for protection from creditors in October. However, attempts to revive its fortunes proved futile and creditors voted in June to wind upRead More


I’m so Perfectly Posh & Poor

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If you’re living a luxury lifestyle, drive a flashy car, live in an upmarket apartment or big house with a minus bank balance, then yes, you are Posh and poor.  Unfortunately this is the reality  of most South Africans today.  Spend your money wisely.