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THESE ARE BEST JOBS IN AFRICA

1 best job in africa  air craft

The career choice you make is influenced by a number of factors. But without a doubt, one of the most critical factors in determining career path is the amount of money you’ll make.

We scoured the web to find out which careers will take home the big bucks. In descending order we also included the highest earning potential for each job, according to Payscale.1Air traffic controllers

Air traffic controllers are responsible for the flow of air traffic in the global air traffic control system. This is incredibly mentally challenging and requires that they make split second decisions that can have a huge impact on the lives’ of people.

Air traffic controllers need to be extremely competent in a number of areas, including area radar, approach, approach radar and aerodrome.

Highest earning potential: R456 171

2 best job in africa  software engineer

The continuous development in technology requires the skills of software engineers. They are responsible for the design, development and maintenance of software and shape the way computers work. In other words, the entire global system lies in their hands.

Software engineers must have qualifications in computer science and programming.

Highest earning potential: R559 584

best job in africa  lawyer

A lawyer’s expertise can be charged per hour. Not only do they need to obtain an undergraduate degree, but they also need a specilised law degree. That’s not all. Lawyers also need to go through extensive training to become a lawyer in order to practice.

Highest earning potential: R571 671

4 best job in africa  Petroleum engineers

Petroleum engineers are often involved with crude oil or natural gas, and the activities that concern obtaining and producing them. The role of a petroleum engineer requires a combination of innovation, exploration and expansion as a huge amount of intelligence and training are needed to be successful.

Petroleum engineers need to spend years studying and training in order to have a good knowledge of physics, chemical engineering and mining engineering.

Highest earning potential: R572 600

5 it manager

From monitoring operational requirements to researching strategies and building cost-effective and efficient solutions, IT managers need to have a thorough understanding of information technology systems.

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The highest paying skills associated with IT Managers are people management and project management.

Highest pay: R780 159

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6 chatared accountant

Tasked with examining and preparing financial reports, chartered accountants are responsible for ensuring that financial records are accurate and filed on time. To start off their career they and need to have an accounting degree from an accredited SAICA university. Once equipped with their degree, they need to complete a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA).

Skills that earn accountants more money include budget management, evaluation and management auditing and financial analysis.

Highest earning potential: R861 283

7 Management Consultants

Management consultants help with the evaluation of existing organisations and provide expertise on how to improve performance of the company and implement best practice. Management consultants can come from varied backgrounds, such as accounting, engineering and actuary. However, they must all be highly knowledgeable in business analytics and administration.

Highest earning potential: R984 878

8 pilot

If there is one job that cannot be done by just anybody, it is that of a pilot. Pilots need to have a strong educational background, as well as specialized certifications. They also need to have a certain amount of flying hours before they can fly any commercial airline, which can dig deep in their pockets. Airlines can also choose to conduct their own rigorous training to ensure their personnel are well equipped.

Highest earning potential: R1 049 555

9 actuary

An actuary is a business professional in charge of the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. To make it as actuaries, professionals need to have an exceptionally good mathematical capability, especially as part of their role is to calculate the potential of an uncertain event, such as natural disasters; assessing the effect of financial loss.

Asset management, liability management, business knowledge and analytical skills, are the top skills actuaries need to possess.

Highest earning potential: R1 271 287 

10 Medical Specialists

Specialist doctors need to acquire an advanced education and clinical training in a specific area of medicine. The earning potential of medical specialists vary greatly, but neurosurgeons are usually among the highest paid.

These 5 Facts Explain the Decline of Once-Dominant Parties like South Africa’s ANC

As South Africa’s long-dominant African National Congress party found out in local elections on Aug. 3, when it was roundly trounced by the opposition, it’s hard to stay on top forever—even if you’re the party of Nelson Mandela. Here’s a look at five long-ruling parties around the world, and what their longevity says about the politics of their countries today.

1. India: Indian National Congress
From the dawn of independence in 1947, the Indian National Congress dominated its country’s politics for decades; it was, after all, the party of liberation from colonial British rule. Then there was the Congress Party’s broad appeal. India is a profoundly diverse country in which 122 different languages have earned official recognition. Most other Indian parties have been built around a particular regional, caste, religious, or language identity, but the Congress party’s Nehru-Gandhi family dynasty provided a degree of name recognition and a big tent approach to coalition-building that still has no equal in the history of Indian politics.

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In recent years, though, public patience with the Congress Party’s inability to bring about faster economic development and tackle rampant corruption has cost the party dearly. Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) once tightly focused on Hindus of all castes and classes across India, but he has since added a broader appeal to the party’s emphasis on economic development, sweeping the increasingly rudderless Congress Party aside with a landslide election victory two years ago. Under Modi’s reform-minded leadership India has become the world’s fastest-growing large economy, expanding 7.9 percent in the first quarter of 2016.

Today, Indian politics is fragmenting, the BJP holds power, multiple other parties have real influence—and the Congress Party appears close to a spent force.

(Reuters, BBC)

2. Malaysia: United Malays National Organization (UMNO)
Like India’s Congress, Malaysia’s UMNO is a party of national liberation. But UMNO a party built on ethnic identity—rather than one that transcends it. That’s fine in a country where the dominant ethnic group makes up more than 68 percent of the population. For years UMNO has instituted preferential economic policies for Malays at the expense of Chinese (23 percent) and Indian (7 percent) minorities, using government benefit programs to shore up political support. They’ve also tilted the election system in their favor, with rural Malay votes given more value than votes from urban, multicultural ones.

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This helps explain why Najib Razak, Malaysia’s embattled prime minister, has been able to weather the country’s current financial scandal. Najib established a sovereign wealth fund in 2009 to help the country attract foreign investment and boost its economy, but somehow more than $1 billion found its way into Najib’s personal bank account. But Najib faces little danger of ouster because he continues to dominate the party that dominates his country’s politics.

Without a party that can gain traction in middle Malaysia—ethnic Malay, rural and moderately Muslim—without alienating those who live on benefits, UMNO will continue to thrive as a majority identity party with a tight grip on power.

(Department of Statistics Malaysia, The Wall Street Journal)

3. Mexico: Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
The PRI—a centrist, pro-business and technocratic party—dominated Mexican politics for nearly the entire 20th century, holding the country’s presidency for 71 years. Founded in 1929, the party built a broad consensus across labor movements, farm workers confederations and other organizations that provided the political infrastructure needed to make the PRI a dominant political force across the country.

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But by the 1980’s, social unrest provoked by an economic crisis had forced the PRI government to rewrite restrictive electoral laws, making it easier for other parties to gain seats in congress and increase their political influence. Over the following years, electoral laws were loosened further, allowing opposition parties to win significant electoral victories. These parties then used their new leverage to negotiate a more comprehensive and fairer electoral law in exchange for political support for key programs—like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994.

After losing the presidency in 2000, PRI is now back in power under current president Enrique Pena Nieto, but the party has become one part of a modern and dynamic multiparty system.

(BBC)

4. Japan: Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Japan’s conservative LDP has been in power for basically the entire postwar period save for four years (1993-1994, 2009-2012). Much credit goes to its deft management of pork-barrel politics—mostly in the form of public works projects, agricultural subsidies and tax breaks—that secure votes and financial contributions. It’s also benefited from the fact that the LDP’s opposition parties have proven incapable of maintaining stable governments. The 2011 Fukushima disaster would have been difficult to manage no matter what, but the fact that it happened during the Democratic Party of Japan’s (DPJ) short leadership tenure was a big break for the LDP.

Today, the LDP, its coalition partners and its unaffiliated supporters hold a two-thirds majority in both the Upper and Lower Houses of the Diet, Japan’s parliament. Yet the LDP’s control of the country’s politics is far from ironclad. A by-product of its strategic use of pork-barrel politics has been a mountain of public debt (247 percent debt-to-GDP). Problems loom if the LDP fails to come up with viable solutions to address the country’s growing list of economic and demographic challenges—a quarter of all Japanese people are over the age of 65, and that figure will rise to 40 percent by 2060.

But for the moment, the LDP remains as dominant as ever.

(BBC, Oxford University Press, OECD, New York Times)

5. South Africa: African National Congress (ANC)
The ANC played the leading role in the struggle against apartheid, but its enduring success owes plenty to the legacy built by the icon of liberation. Nelson Mandela remains the face of the anti-apartheid struggle, and the ANC is his party.

But the corruption and ineptitude of President Jacob Zuma has the ANC beating back challenges from the opposition Democratic Alliance and even the ultra-leftist Economic Freedom Fighters. The ANC suffered key losses across the country in last week’s local elections, where it won just 54.5% percent of the national vote; the ANC had won at least 60 percent in every election since Mandela took office in 1994. The Zuma years have been marked by high unemployment (26 percent), sluggish economic growth and a series of scandals around the President—he currently has 783 criminal charges pending against him. The ANC’s appeal as a liberator has also become less relevant to a younger generation of South Africans, known as the “Born Free” generation, who are more interested in education, jobs and upward mobility. No South African under the age of 25 is old enough to remember apartheid. The main opposition parties have begun focusing less on history and more on the future in their campaigning. As elections results have shown, that’s a good bet.

The ANC will have to change in coming years if it is to maintain its dominance.

source: www.time.com

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