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Most Scarce Skills in South Africa

Michele du Plessis Every year, the Department of Education and Training in South Africa publishes a list of the most scares and sought after skills and occupations that are in high demand. In South Africa, the accurate identification of current and future occupational demand is imperative to ensure that the goals of the National Development […]

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Dealing in dagga is still illegal

Michele du Plessis SAPS warns that dealing in cannabis is still illegal. The South African Police Service is issuing a stern warning that the establishment of illegal dispensaries/outlets, online sites and social media platforms which are marketing and selling cannabis and cannabis-related products to the public remains illegal, except where specifically allowed in terms of […]

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Cannabis, the exclusions…

Michele du Plessis Cannabis (the whole plant or parts or products thereof) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (the psychoactive substance that gives one a “high”) are currently listed as Schedule 7 substances in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965, except when present in processed hemp fibre and products containing not more than 0,1 % […]

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New WhatsApp features

Michele du Plessis WhatsApp has been with us since 2009 and this year, it is 10 years old. “Simple. Secure. Reliable messaging. With WhatsApp, you’ll get fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free*, available on phones all over the world.” (*Data charges might apply.) According to Wikipedia, “the client application was created by WhatsApp […]

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Do you qualify?

Michele du Plessis The government launched Disability Rights Awareness Month on November 3rd and is committed to paying particular attention to the economic liberation of persons with disabilities. According to the World Health Organization, “disabilities are an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or […]