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Joseph could soon afford his own home an even bought a light vehicle to commute safely to and from his work.

Today Joseph is the factory manager. He earns a good salary, while Thandi stays home caring for their three children.

What at first seemed to be a hopeless situation for Joseph, turned into a bright future with the help of somebody who believed in him. Through Joseph’s honesty, perseverance, his willingness to learn and his hard work, he managed to secure a good future for himself and his family, while making a significant contribution to the country’s economy. Joseph’s sons will also be able to enter the job market more confidently one day.

  • In Joseph’s story, who displayed UBUNTU?
  • Do you know more people who practise UBUNTU? Explain briefly how this person lives out the principle of UBUNTU.

In 2004 South Africa celebrated its first decade of democracy. Over a period of ten years, and thereafter, much has been done to try and redress economic imbalances.

Activity 1:

To discuss a topic and formulate a definition thereof

[lo 2.2]

  • In groups, discuss what UBUNTU means and write a short explanatory definition.
  • Discuss the different groups’ definitions and ask the class to compile one clear definition.

Activity 2:

To answer questions relating to a specific issue

[lo 2.2]

This is how John Monqu describes the experiences of his everyday life.

“We now have brick houses which are not as cold and wet in winter. There is a tap with clean, running water on the corner of every street, and it is accessible to all. Children are sick less often and the clinic supplies good medicine if somebody becomes ill. All my children can read and write, because the school bus picks them up on the street corner in the morning, and drops them in the afternoon. We have not had a fire in our area for a long time, as people now have electricity in their homes, so that they do not have to resort to paraffin stoves and candles. However, our work is still a problem. Most of the industries are far from here and taxis do not offer a very reliable and safe means of transport. At night it is still very dangerous outside. Gangster activities are rife and the police are not visible enough to really make a difference.”

a) First study this excerpt carefully and then…

  • list the changes (improvements) that have already been effected by the present government, according to John;
  • also identify the areas that still need attention;
  • compare John’s view of the changes with changes you are experiencing in your own communities.

b) Conduct interviews with other grade 7 learners and write down their ideas on how government can still make adjustments to redress imbalances.

Assessment

Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 2
SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENTThe learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of sustainable growth, reconstruction and development, and to reflect critically on related processes.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
2.1 collects information on the influence of apartheid economic policies on ownership , poverty , wealth and quality .
2.2 identifies steps required to redress socio- economic imbalances and poverty.

Memorandum

According to the case-study:

  • Mr Wall
  • Take note of the positive effect it has on the lives of other people

Activity 1

  • Learners formulate their own definitions of Ubuntu with reference to the case-study.

Activity 2

  • Houses (built of bricks)

Drinking water from a tap

Clinics

Access to schools

Transport to schools

Electricity supply

  • Far from workplace

Poor public transport

Unsafe residential areas

Crime

Questions & Answers

are nano particles real
Missy Reply
yeah
Joseph
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
Lohitha
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
Kamaluddeen
yes
narayan
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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Source:  OpenStax, Economic and management sciences grade 7. OpenStax CNX. Sep 10, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11025/1.1
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