Highest Paid Jobs in South Africa
The best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and bees; I want my money. Or so the song goes. But it’s not too far from the truth. In a time marked by turbulent economies, we are all strapped for cash, and many of us are planning to study so that we can potentially find employment in a field that will provide better financial opportunity.
And a few jobs are better at providing financial reward than others. With this in mind we thought we’d give you a rundown of the top 5 highest paid jobs in South Africa. It might be a guide for a few of you who really hope to sit in under the shade of Money Trees.
Islamic Relief Leadership workshop in Antalya, Turkey
Prof KC Moloi attended a leadership workshop in Antalya, Turkey from the 17-24 October. The workshop brought together leaders from various countries, who serve humanity through poverty eradication and disaster relief under the banner of Islamic Relief Worldwide. Islamic Relief Worldwide marked three decades of fighting poverty and suffering in 2014, a year in which we broadened our shoulders to meet expectations on integrated sustainable development and transforming living standards in poor communities. Operating in over forty countries Islamic Relief has created a new agenda that focuses on key issues such as, inequality, climate change, child protection and inclusion – and a sustainable development agenda post-2015 to create a safer, healthier environment. Research has shown that education can play a vital role in the wellbeing of a citizen, contributing towards a life full of opportunity, an improvement of health, the ability to promote active citizenship and contain violence within a society to a bare minimum.
Becoming an Academic After Studies
The title of being an ‘academic’ is a rather ambiguous one. What does it mean? I’m sure you’re all confused about the moniker and you either associate it with old retired lecturers who sit in their private libraries, smoking a pipe and revisiting outdated papers on quantum physics, or you apply the title to yourselves as undergraduate and postgraduate students. If you believe the latter, then surely that makes us all academics?
Shortage of Academic Staff in South Africa
Did you know that South African universities suffer from staff shortages? In a week that has been marked by student university protests around the country, it is interesting to note that universities actually lack the budget to hire more staff.
It is critical that universities are equipped with the tools to be able to teach and lecture the many bright young minds that enter South African university campuses, but without a team of academic professionals to be able to lecture these young students, no progress can be made. Besides lecturers, a university also hires academics who perform university administration tasks. From sports administration to departmental secretaries, all of the universities’ professionals are on university payrolls.
Renewable Energy in South Africa
It’s quite understandable if you believe South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Hey, maybe even the most beautiful. We have it all; sunny sandy beaches, cold desolate mountains, forests and savannas. Much of South Africa’s beauty has been conditioned by our wonderful weather, and it’s our weather that gives our country access to an incredible source of power.
South Africa has developed its renewable energy infrastructure remarkably quickly over the last decade. As the country teeters on its knees at the will and whim of the country’s sordid energy crisis, experts and leaders are looking to alternative sources of energy as a means of bypassing our conventional coal-run power industry.