Zimbabwe electricity price shoots up by 320%

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I laughed :D

However, majority of them are very well educated. I highly doubt they will vote EFF or even ANC ;)
I met one of those well educated types in June and he told me he'd once been a strategy advisor to the EFF or their leaders at least. He also was a Mugabe fanatic. And his education is technical rather than one of the humanities sorts.
 

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I met one of those well educated types in June and he told me he'd once been a strategy advisor to the EFF or their leaders at least. He also was a Mugabe fanatic. And his education is technical rather than one of the humanities sorts.
We have advocates siding with EFF... The point is you will get morons everywhere irrespective their education. The majority of educated people though will realise the ANC is just another ZANU PF
 

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I met one of those well educated types in June and he told me he'd once been a strategy advisor to the EFF or their leaders at least. He also was a Mugabe fanatic. And his education is technical rather than one of the humanities sorts.
And this is why every Zim thread is filled with let them eat the land comments.
 

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I laughed :D

However, majority of them are very well educated. I highly doubt they will vote EFF or even ANC ;)
That is a meme that needs to die.

They are educated in that they are drilled throughout their entire school career with rote learning. Which makes them excellent little factory workers who have to do the same tasks over and over again, but not individuals that have to learn how to solve complex problems.

Totalitarian ideologies are unsurprisingly in favour of this type of learning as the moment you start teaching kids to understand the world, they will see how stupid your ideology is.
 
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That is a meme that needs to die.

They are educated in that they are drilled throughout their entire school career with rote learning. Which makes them excellent little factory workers who have to do the same tasks over and over again, but not individuals that have to learn how to solve complex problems.

Totalitarian ideologies are unsurprisingly in favour of this type of learning as the moment you start teaching kids to understand the world, they will see how stupid your ideology is.
As a person who did their entire schooling in Zim, did the government prescribed exams and curriculum and taught for a year in a government school I can tell you that is complete nonsense.
 

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I know a few smart guys from Zim. Some from Limpopo. Qualified actuaries. They support Julius and the EFF. Can't convince them otherwise. So education doesn't matter as much as one would think.

A more likely reason for people supporting things that seem illogical is how/where they were brought up. Sort of like religion.
 

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More EFF voters, no thanks.
I thought they are more intelligent than the locals and they voted Mugabe out decades ago but the dictator clung to power nonetheless? Why would they vote for the EFF?
 

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As a person who did their entire schooling in Zim, did the government prescribed exams and curriculum and taught for a year in a government school I can tell you that is complete nonsense.
I am going on what a study of the Zimbabwean education system concluded, not on a personal anecdote of someone who was successful.

Like their teachers and administrators, students also revealed that they experienced challenges in learning as shown in sample verbatim responses from open-ended questionnaires below:
Student 1: Our school wants us to improve the pass rate which has been too low for some time, therefore we have to read, memorize and revise regularly so that we pass examinations.
Student 2: We have the problem of a shortage of textbooks, library facility and other equipment for our learning in different subjects. The school has no electricity too for computer studies.
Student 3: Teachers from other subjects are rarely invited to assist in our learning. Student 4: I can’t remember us having a field trip. Most of our learning has been done in the classroom.


The study revealed that the current curriculum places more importance on academic subjects rather than practical subjects. The major preparation of students is driven by academic examinations. More emphasis is placed on marks rather than skills and concepts acquired by learners. The study concluded that teachers who put more emphasis on examinations do not widen and deepen concepts and this militates against the mastery of concepts and transfer of learning. In the implementation of correlation and integration of knowledge, some teachers do not relate new tasks to what the learners have already experienced or are experiencing as noted in earlier studies by Lawhead (2007). Teachers do not analyze the skills and concepts in terms of the learners’ abilities and developmental level. It was also noted that some teachers do not use learning aids which help to concretize learning and facilitate mastery of concepts and skills by learners. In addition, some teachers do not expose learners to the environment through the use of field trips to facilitate learning. This is condemned by Dewey who advocates for interaction between the learner and the environment (Shumba; 1999). The study concluded that teachers provide learners with inappropriate opportunities and little time for practice of psychomotor skills. It was revealed that providing learners with adequate time for practice facilitates the learning of psychomotor skills through eliminating errors and strengthening and refining correct responses and form. The study found that teachers use unimaginative teaching methods such as the lecture method which hinders the mastery of concepts and psychomotor skills by learners since such methods stifle creativity and limit learners’ involvement in the teaching and learning process. There is limited use of progressive teaching methods which emphasize ‘hands- on’ learning and active participation of learners through field trips, group work and the project method which are central in facilitating mastery of skills and concepts.
This study concluded that secondary teachers are not well equipped in their training and in-service programmes to implement correlation and integration of knowledge. Those who teach different but related subjects rarely share knowledge and the limited resources in their schools. The learners are rarely exposed to pragmatic learning, that is, in the form of field trips to help concretize learning and facilitate mastery of concepts. As a result, learners learn by rote for the purpose of passing the examinations.
https://www.ul.ac.za/aportal/application/downloads/MANUSCRIPT_06_2017.pdf
 

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I thought they are more intelligent than the locals and they voted Mugabe out decades ago but the dictator clung to power nonetheless? Why would they vote for the EFF?
"Why would they vote for the EFF?"
Why indeed - yet some (but not all) support the EFF charter.
Education might cure ignorance, but it does not necessarily cure stupidity.

The promise of getting something for free might also have something to do with it.
 

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I thought they are more intelligent than the locals and they voted Mugabe out decades ago but the dictator clung to power nonetheless? Why would they vote for the EFF?
Why would anyone vote for the EFF? SA EFF voters have the most relevant and recent example of the consequences of voting for such a party right on our doorstep and yet here we are. The same goes for our slow march toward the abyss with ANC voters' blind loyalty remaining largely intact. When it comes to this part of the planet, it would seem logic is nothing and emotions are everything when it comes to such matters.
 

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They should auction off Zimbabwe to SA.
Half their population is part of SA already :laugh:
 

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But...the people have land? Why are they complaining? They have LAND!
 

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I'm betting some of eskoms 'geniuses' were involved... so, you're unable to supply your product and therefore you're getting no revenue, simple solution, increase prices, that'll fix everything, won't even notice it :thumbsup:
 

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I thought they are more intelligent than the locals and they voted Mugabe out decades ago but the dictator clung to power nonetheless? Why would they vote for the EFF?
You are naive if you think they were not brainwashed with socialist crap in Zimbabwe.
 

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The government says rolling power outages, which last up to 18 hours a day, have affected mines, factories and households.
It says the power shortages, combined with a devastating drought, mean Zimbabwe’s struggling economy is set to shrink this year.
Yep, the fruitbasket of Africa.

 

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They should auction off Zimbabwe to SA.
Half their population is part of SA already :laugh:
Right there is the answer. The EFF thinks Zim is such a glowing success, let's swop passports and send the EFF back home. ;)

Then build a wall that's impenetrable, then get rich by selling the plans to Trump.
 
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