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Economic and management sciences

Grade 5

What affects my existence

Module 3

Government’s influence

The influence that the government exerts on a person’s existence

South Africa is a democratic country. This means that all the citizens are equa l – all are equally important. But it was not always the case. Before 1994 South Africa had laws that determined that people had to live in particular areas according to their race and the same principle was applied to decide which schools and educational institutions children had to attend. When this was in force, some groups received greater financial support from the government, which affected the quality of their existence.

Discuss the following in your groups:

Is it fair to provide some groups with greater advantages than other groups? Is this still happening in South Africa?

[LO 1.2]

A set of rules has been formulated to protect the rights of all the citizens of the country. You are one of the citizens, too, and the rules are known as T he Constitution . The police have to ensure that everyone lives according to these rules and protect all the citizens.

  1. The following are some of the rights that we have as citizens of the country:
  • Everyone should be able to feel safe – no one may hurt you.
  • Everyone is free to practise a religion of his or her choice.
  • Everyone should go to school.
  • You may speak the language of your choice.
  • Each one should have a house to live in.
  • People have to take good care of the soil, plants and animals – this is life.
  • Perhaps you are able to add some more…
  • The following newspaper article tells of someone whose rights were violated. Read it carefully and then discuss it in your groups .

RIGHTS OF CRIME IMPORTANT

Congratulations to Alex Carmichael on his victory over amongst othersthe police regarding the rights of the victims of violence and crime.It is high time that somebody does something about the rights of the many people at the receiving end of the behaviour of tyrants and violators of the rights of other people.

Nowadays it seems as if only these people have rights and privileges, but not their victims!

We live in a sick society due to the rot that has settled in the community. Life is cheap – human lives have less value than those ofslaughter animals. Perpetrators are sometimes sent to jail for a shortperiod of time, where they receive food, clothing and medical care,because it is their right – for this the victim also pays by means ofincome tax. Often the victim suffers serious injuries, or the bread-winner of a family is killed which leaves the family close to starvation.Let these perpetrators reward the victims of their deeds financially.Perhaps we should establish a union that will take care of the interestsof the victims of violence and crime so that justice will prevail.

Peter Barton

Plumstead

Try to find newspaper articles telling of one of the rights/rules in the list on the previous page that has been violated. Discuss the violation as a class.

Remember - you are a citizen and also have rights that must be respected by other people.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
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
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
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Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
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
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, Economic and management sciences grade 5. OpenStax CNX. Sep 05, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10974/1.1
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