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    Yes... OBE needs to be shot in the eye. Horrible system. Also our government's fascination with not failing people means it's quite tough.

    Poor kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiThesis View Post
    Yes... OBE needs to be shot in the eye. Horrible system. Also our government's fascination with not failing people means it's quite tough.

    Poor kids.
    They just want to give a foot-hold to the previously deprived ethnic population. Majority of companies wont employ idiots whatever status, however a Matriculated idiot is more pleasing.

    I left South Africa at 14 with Parents, but came back from 18-20, and than back to the UK, I do miss it, every day.

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    Good to see friend from Sounth Africa.

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    @ahux: It's not only the foothold thing... that's fine. I just wish they'd implement it better. We should be producing people with both knowledge, skills and the neccesary confidence to perform well in the job market.

    What we're getting is arrogant "can't touch me" people who can't read or write at a university level.

    The first year of totally OBE schooled kids has just reached the Universities and the stats are appalling.

    We'll get there though

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    Ja Ja Lekker Bly Ou Boet

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    :P

    I believe in our future I just don't believe in our current way of getting there

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiThesis View Post
    :P

    I believe in our future I just don't believe in our current way of getting there
    Read the story about the White South African claiming refugee status in Canada on grounds that his colour is causing discrimination? Persecuted white South African Brandon Huntley made international race refugee - Times Online

    On a side not... Grommit's back, haven't seen you in a loooong time

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    The canadian refugee. Country seems torn between thinking he's an idiot and wanting to join him. *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiThesis View Post
    The canadian refugee. Country seems torn between thinking he's an idiot and wanting to join him. *sigh*
    Calm down with your bandwidth there sunny You may not have much international space left I did find that amusing, paying around R700 a month for DSL at speeds of 0.8mb/s and only have 2GB of international bandwidth and unlimited local bandwidth.

    Needless to say, there weren't many decent South African X Rated websites

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    Fortunately it's only the 3rd so it's not soo bad

    Oh and we don't have unlimited local bandwidth anymore - Telkom realised that we were enjoying our internet too much and now it's charged for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiThesis View Post
    Fortunately it's only the 3rd so it's not soo bad

    Oh and we don't have unlimited local bandwidth anymore - Telkom realised that we were enjoying our internet too much and now it's charged for.
    So what are your local and international limits set at? And are you charged thereafter or dropped to a 1,000,000,000:1 contended 256kb line like the days gone?

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    It depends really. At the moment there are two suppliers for all practical purposes.

    IS - Sat. connection, provides whatever the difference is between your initial international cap and 30GB with their accounts. Intl. is hardcapped as is local. Once you hit the cap you're just gone.

    Telkom - our joyous people. You can buy local and intl after you're hardcapped.

    Standard amount is 3gb still although a lot of people are forced to make do with 1gb.

    One day we'll grow up

    To be fair I do have an uncapped connection at work. 512k shaped for R1689/month.

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    £133 for a 512kb DSL line. I still see the communications and telephonic industry are taking the country for a ride.

    £133 would get you a half decent 5:1, 10:1, 20:1 Business ADSL running at 8MB/s a month. It's a shame people are being taken along for a wild ride.

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    Yeah we're still being royally screwed NeoTel (Second network operator) turned out to be nothing but hot air with crappy wireless and even SEACOM has fallen flat so far.

    Aah well I'll go check out a first world country one day

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    Greetings from a fellow South African!

    I work in a high school now, but my previous job was in an International School that followed the British curriculum. It's been very different and interesting to see the contrasts in styles, methods and indeed finances that run the school.

    Although working in a school has downsides, I enjoy it and I hope that by supporting the school, I'm directly helping out the next generation get a head start.

    Saying that last sentence made me feel old, goodness me. I was in school myself still 6 years ago!

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