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Should learners get pocket money, and HOW MUCH?

By Ayoni Phillips

Speaking to a couple of learners at Far North Secondary School, I concluded that we should be getting a minimum of R25 daily judging from the food pricing at our tuckshop.

According to an educator I spoke to, learners should get a maximum of R20 on Fridays only as they should have a lunch box for the rest of the days. Learners are known to play silly games with the money they receive, smoke or even drink the money they get from home.

Some of the parents say they don’t have the time to prepare lunch boxes for their children, hence they give their children money. Some say they make lunch boxes because they don’t have the money to be giving to the learners. So yes, we have a mixed bag of responses, YOU DECIDE, share your thoughts!


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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