Cooperatives as a driver of local economic emancipation in South Africa

A Cooperative is a business model where people unite with a common socio economic interest. The business is democratically owned and controlled and each member has an equal proxy. Every member/worker shares the burden of success or failure therefore the business is generally motivated and driven, hence cooperative businesses have a significantly lower failure rates [...]

The Economics of settling

Contrary to popular belief, settling down is not the act of marrying someone you’ve always dreamt of. It is not the excitement and the feeling of accomplishment you have after you attain your dream job or house for that matter. Settling is when you give up the good fight and decide that enough is enough [...]

We’re All A Little Racist, Darling

Why is racism still a thing in this country? You would think that after 20-odd years of preaching the rainbow nation and oh, I don’t know, some 10 000 years of human civilisation, we would’ve had this problem all solved. We don’t. It is abysmal, heart-breaking and completely idiotic on our part. Most of all, it [...]

Don't Prank the tourists

I was having a particularly great day. The sun was shining and I was looking forward to binge watching my favourite series later that evening. For now, however, I had just completed a homework assignment and was looking for my tutor to help me mark it. Walking into the Mathematics building at Wits University I [...]

Don’t Prank the tourists

I was having a particularly great day. The sun was shining and I was looking forward to binge watching my favourite series later that evening. For now, however, I had just completed a homework assignment and was looking for my tutor to help me mark it. Walking into the Mathematics building at Wits University I [...]