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Halfway house overview

If there is one saying by Piet Helium that remains true, then it is his advice to those who questioned the physicality of rugby to buy themselves a tutu and take up ballet. The Easter weekend came and went without a breather for most of the teams, and this week it is the turn of […]

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REs: A waste of time, or empowerment tool?

Shortly after the Investment Indicators went out on Monday, I received calls from two readers about different matters. During our conversations, both echoed the same sentiments: Preparing for these exams did not add an iota of value to my business, other than a massive administrative schlep. I suspect I can hear a massive grunt of […]

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Study Material for RE's

With only 9 weeks left before the first cut-off date, we are swamped by enquiries regarding the most effective study material to use. Last week, we suggested the following: The questions for the exams were drawn up using the qualifying criteria, which is available in the FSB preparation guide.   Obviously, the information required to comply […]

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How accurate is the published pass rate?

Can one make accurate calculations, based on the statistics published by the FSB recently? Many commentators made deductions based on these figures, but showed their own ignorance or bias, rather than objectivity. One article berated the FSB for excluding those who failed in the total number of those that still have to write. In defence […]

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Enough facilities for the end of June?

This subject received wide media coverage over the weekend. The plain and simple answer to the question is an emphatic “Yes”. That is, provided that not all unregistered candidates decide to register for the last session on 29 June 2012. We mentioned before that those who do wait until the last minute to register, and […]

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Afrikaanse REs – Hoeveel geleenthede is daar nog?

Daar is spesifieke datums en tye waarop die regulatoriese eksamens in Afrikaans geskryf kan word. Dit is in ooreenstemming met die skikking wat die FSB en NAIFA bereik het tydens laasgenoemde se hofaansoek aan die einde van Januarie. Ons het ‘n datumlys spesifiek vir die Afrikaanse eksamens opgetrek. Kliek hier om dit af te laai. […]

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Points to ponder

● Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand. ● I am in shape. Round is a shape. ● Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good. ● Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand. ● Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. […]

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Who to choose and who to lose?

The fact that only three teams were in action this past weekend makes it a lot easier to arrive at a final fifteen, although we are quite sure that not everyone will agree with our choices. Players from the Lions and Cheetahs were excluded from possible selection because they had a bye this weekend. The […]

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Future Income Loss to FSB

We received a fair amount of all kinds of calculations, based on the FSB statistics. One that differed from the rest considered the financial impact on the FSB’s income, should the pass rate reflected in the statistics be applied to the total numbers. Angus writes as follows: A closer look at the results of the […]

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The meaning of “Mondegreen”

The meaning of the term “Mondegreen” is best explained at the hand of an example. An American author misheard the line “…and they ha’e slain the Earl of Murray/ and laid him on the green” and read it as “…and Lady Mondegreen”. An article in Rapport on Sunday contained the following gem: Late at night, […]

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