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The concept of money - how it works, how to manage it, how to spend it - seems like something we all should be knowledgeable about. However, it is not that simple. When you start earning your own money, you realise that there are various credit and lending options available which can cause you to spend money you do not necessarily have - behaviour that will catch up with you sooner than you think.

Regrettably, financial education is often not taught at home or school, and therefore it becomes all the more important to educate oneself on money related matters from an early age. In light of Youth Day on 16 June, Iemas Financial Services highlights a few important financial principles that the youth in particular needs to be aware of:

 “Many young people apply for a credit card, not always knowing how it works or how to manage it. A good rule is to rather acquire a credit card later in life when you are financially better established, or to settle your credit card debt first at the end of every month in order to build and maintain a healthy credit score” advises Johan Nel, CEO of Iemas Financial Services.

Loans and Debts: “Having a vehicle or home loan from an early age is not necessarily a bad thing as it can increase your chances of qualifying for other debt. The key is to manage your debt responsibly by paying your instalments on time, every time! A good place to start is by taking out an educational loan. This way you invest in your future

Culture of Saving: Save for your retirement when you first start working. Individuals who begin saving and investing in their twenties have a far better chance of reaching financial independence by age sixty.

As South Africa’s largest financial services co-operative, Iemas Financial Services promotes financial inclusion by offering various financial products according to the individual’s unique financial requirements.

 


Iemas het ‘n langtermyn verbintenis met Hoërskool Kathu gesluit om sodoende meer betrokke te raak en terug te ploeg in die gemeenskap, die leerders uit die gemeenskap en die skool. Meneer Rabekane van Iemas het dit beklemtoon dat dit vir hul gaan om terug te ploeg in die gemeenskap. Vir Hoërskool Kathu is dit ‘n eer om met Iemas verbind te wees en die skool sien werklik uit na die verbintenis met Iemas.

Foto: Mnr. Marais, Mnr. Rabekane (Iemas) en mev. Kasselman, by die pragtige bord van Iemas op die skool se sportgronde.

Well done to two of Rehoboth Christian School’s learners who entered the Art Competition of Kumba Iron Ore. Ané du Plessis got first place for the Gr 8-11 Art Competition and she received a Canon Camera. Claris Vos also walked away with the first place title for Grade 1-3 Art; she received a Samsung tablet. Well done and congratulations to these two artists who did excellently at this competition! 

 

Photo: Ané du Plessis.

Photo: Claris Vos.

 

Gamagara Fire Department did an evacuation drill at Kathu High School on 22 May to test the school s evacuation procedure and drill plan.
This drill was unplanned and the fire dept was assisted by Kathu SAPS, and Gamagara traffic department in closing the roads around the school to prevent the safety of all participants..
The Chief Fire Officer wants to thank the following in assisting with the evacuation drill: Kathu SAPS, Gamagara Traffic, Aero Care Ambulance crew and the Kathu CPF and Neighbourhood watch.
The evacuation drill was a big surprise to the school but very successful. These drills will be conducted at all schools in the Gamagara region to test their response on any emergency evacuation that can occur.

 

Laerskool Black Rock wil graag geluk sê aan twee  Black Rock leerders wat na afloop van die Mini Cravenweek in Bloemfontein, vanaf 30 Mei tot 3 Junie, as Griekwas verkies is.  Diwan Muller is verkies tot die o/13 Griekwas Cravenweek A-span en Karst Smits is verkies tot die Griekwa 7's span. Julle maak julle ouers en skool waarlik waar trots!

 

 

 

Foto: Links is Diwn Muller en regs Karst Smits.

Groep foto –  links agter Jaco Swanepoel, Phillip de Bruin

Voor links GW van Niekerk, Rowan Mbela

 

Die seuns is verkies tot die  o/17 Griekwa rugbyspan wat aan die GWK week gaan deelneem.

Baie geluk aan die 6 seuns van Laerskool Kathu wat opgeneem is in die Griekwas Cravenweek A spanne! Dit is waarlik ‘n uitsonderlike prestasie, jullle maak die skool en hul ouers bitter baie trots! Die 4 seuns in die o/13 span is Wentzel Hibbert, Keantè Pienaar, Damian Maclean en Ceres van Jaarsveld. Die twee o/12 seuns is Paul Cronjè en Jaquin Jasson.

Foto: In geen spesifieke volgorde is die 6 seuns wat verkies is tot die Griekwas Cravenweek A spanne. Baie geluk. Afwesig tydens afneem van foto is Paul Cronjé.

Tien tennisspelers van Laerskool Kathu het van 29 Februarie tot 4 Maart 2016 aan die Wilson Cup tennistoernooi vir SA Laerskole in Sun City deelgeneem. tennis
Hulle is Cobus Solomon, Alwyn Oden-daal, Zander Steenkamp, Rique Slab-bert, Zander Boshoff, Anika Gerber, Ja-neske de Klerk, Jana Beukes, Inke Nel en Lenice Wolstenholme.
Hierdie tien spelers was deel van die “Prestige”-groep en het dus teen baie sterk skole gespeel. Dit was 'n uitklop toernooi, wat beteken dat hulle teen baie skole kragte kon meet.
Die seuns het teen De Hoop, Eikestad, Trinity House en Pietersburg-Oos ge-speel, terwyl die dogters teen De Hoop, Eikestad, King David Uplands en Van Riebeeckstrand te staan gekom het.
Die spelers van Laerskool Kathu het nie een tree teruggestaan vir hul oppo-nente nie en het pragtige prestasies be-haal, goeie ondervinding opgedoen en hegte vriendskapsbande gesmee.
Hulle kon gelukkig 'n tydjie afknyp om Sun City te geniet. Hulle het hope water-pret by die Valley of the Waves gehad, uitdagings hanteer by The Maze en die speletjies arkade net so geniet.
Die skool en veral die spelers wil graag baie dankie sê aan Cecile Murray en Mortan Coetzee wat hulle afgerig het. Laerskool Kathu se Turke rugbyspan het vir die afrigters toernooihemde geborg. Dit was 'n lekker verrassing.
Baie dankie aan die gemeenskap van Kathu vir hul ruim donasies vir die spe-lers se borglyste. Dankie aan die ouers wat gehelp het met die doughnuts wat op Valentynsdag verkoop is. Ander borge was JA Drafting, Mazars, KCC, NMS Steelworks en Laerskool Kathu.

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