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A strong background in science and technology is crucial for students who want to become academic research scientists. But there are many other jobs for budding scientists that also need extra business-oriented skills.

<p>In South Africa, <a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1060826519873860">one in five teachers</a> in the foundation phase – roughly from ages 6 to 9 – are male. This is consistent with a <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0272775717303278">global trend</a> that see men being more likely to teach adolescents than young children.</p>

It’s fair to say maths is not everyone’s favourite subject. In fact, for many people, the feelings of tension and anxiety that arise when trying to solve a mathematical problem can be all consuming. 

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