Editorials
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1 Dec 2021
6:00 am

Make caring the Christmas gift

Editorials

Our unemployment rate has just hit a record high and a staggering 660 000 people lost their jobs in the third quarter of this year.

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The ancient, fatalistic, statement “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die” is certainly going to be applicable to many South Africans in this supposedly festive month of December, in which there is nothing much to celebrate from a financial point of view. This is a country whose people are well known for living in the moment, hedonistically not caring about the future. With our known penchant for over-indulgence, too, there could be a lot of attempted drowning of sorrows this month. We say attempted because it is going to be difficult to escape from our current harsh financial...