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LAMEEZ OMARJEE: A national minimum wage will not make a difference in inequality and poverty in South Africa, according to Ayabonga Cawe. Cawe was speaking at a policy dialogue hosted by Young Economists for Africa last night at the Wits  Origins Centre which focused on the need for a national minimum wage policy.

A “national minimum wage should be accompanied with other social protection measures,” explained the Rethink Africa chairperson. These include a social wage subsidised by government to provide free housing, free health care and free education. These measures would then affect savings, investments and consumption.

Published in Vuvuzela News

We bring you, as always, some practical advice on how to create Your signature uniform, refine Your job search strategy  and of course share experiences of other young Industry Hopefuls on a career mission and interns facing reality When the dust settles. Mind power brings an awesome feature on Co-working spaces for Solopreneurs.

Dr. Colleen Coetzee from the Wellness Mobile Clinics in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal explains why Wellness Programmes are gaining popularity and the reality of Business Debt! hits hard in Finance. Go Pro Online ends off the series with LinkedIn Tools.  Young entrepreneurs find out how SEDA can help you realise your Business Idea.

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Globalisation came and added impetus drive to the free flow of ideas as trade barriers disappeared in a growing global economy. This increased global competition which led to restructuring, re-engineering and outsourcing as companies downsized their cost structures to be globally competitive.

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Thabile Manala: Ontiretse Phetlhu is sometimes barely able to feed himself, lives in a shanty back room and struggles with life in Joburg, his new home. But he’s a Witsie, studying to be a teacher, and his story is typical of students who hail from financially disadvantaged backgrounds and who have to juggle academic commitments with long working hours to support themselves.

Katy Scott: Female university students struggling with debt and unsatisfactory lifestyles have long been seeking “alternative arrangements” to make money. Signing up to be a sugar baby on a sugar daddy website has become another possible solution.

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As the online world grows so does the voices of experience across all spectrums of knowledge.

In this latest issue of 4Ward! Magazine, MIND POWER will be focussing on how you can find personal growth as an entrepreneur and learn more from online learning and sharing from people who have been doing business for years. One of the more popular channels of communication are podcasts - a recorded sound or video medium in which the author shares knowledge, talks about a particular subject, and conducts interviews amongst many other things.

So what is out there for you to learn more from the likes of Patt Flynn, John Lee Dumas and Chris Ducker? Find out in Online learning for Young Entrepreneurs

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RODNEY XABA: Groenkloof campus students belonging to the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme were left confused when they were forced to change electives and phases due to a sudden change in bursary requirements. Many students have been forced to take additional modules and have to catch up on work that has already been covered in these modules.

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Roxanne Joseph: Delays in monthly allowances reaching National Student Financial Aid Schemes (NSFAS) students are making it difficult for them to make it through the month, according to the SRC.

Students have taken to Twitter with their complaints. “The universities expect students to pass on hungry stomachs. Impossible,” one student, who wished to remain unnamed, told Wits Vuvuzela.

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Being broke is a staple of student life. The diet of energy bars and two-minute-noodles is practically mandatory for anyone getting a degree.

But what is the craziest thing you would do to get your hands on some cash? Wits Vuvuzela asked Witsies around campus.

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Thabile Manala: An investment of R10 000 can yield a return of R142-million over 40 years – a return that sounds unbelievable, but is achievable if young people adopt investing principles from university.

If students learn the skill of investing and avoid unnecessary spending financial freedom will be a real possibility in the future, according to a bond agency trader at Regimens Capital, Mbuyi Dlamini.

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