Cost of living
Guys, let’s get the cost of living allowance back. This generation should look into the past and see the truth. From an old fossil.
Cost of living increases to just over 12 percent but when it comes to the end of the financial year the overall would be 4 percent – the public will still be out of pocket.
Once again as a grade 7 teacher I have sent kids who are barely able to read on to high school, by order of the department. When will the powersthat-be give a pass mark that has to be adhered to? Rather than moving them up in each phase, they need to achieve certain skills in each level. They don’t do their work as year by year they see their older friends “passing”. One can no longer take any pride in teaching, as the barest minimum is sufficient to get to the next grade, with all the subsequent problems that brings. 35 years of experience at the chalkface.
While I accept that many people struggle to pay school fees, there are many with priorities so skewed that plasma TVS and Dstv are far more important. Our school in the Cape Flats struggles to cope, yet when we need parents to help with school fundraising, there is only a tiny core that will spend any time helping. Come to a concert and the field is full of expensive cars, with major sound systems. The kids wear expensive footwear on civvies days and no expense is spared at the Grade 7 farewell. Parents must look to the values they are teaching their offspring.
Unhappy Teacher, I have to work from 7am till 7pm with only 15 days leave. Be thankful for your abundant leave days. I should be unhappy...
Ralph Krall, I think you are absolutely right in saying there is more to rhino poaching and who is behind it all. There almost seems to be too little being done or a lack of urgency.
It is about time the truth about the rhino slaughtering comes out: Only the shaving of the horns are used for ‘aphrodisiacs’. The main part of the