If one takes an objective look at the world these days the question of whether we, as a human race, are always at war is quite poignant. From the conflict in Iraq to the apparent split and fighting within the ANC all corporations, countries and unions of some sort seem to be at loggerheads with each other. But, it must be asked, is this always a bad thing?
If we take the world’s current situation into account there appears to be at least three different types of disputes, wars if you will, that are taking place as we speak. The first and most obvious form of conflict plaguing humanity at the moment is the brutal kind…that which involves military strikes, loss of life and the wasting of monetary resources which could be used for better battles such as fighting Aids, hunger and paying off third world debts. The conflict in Iraq is a perfect example of this type of war, as was that in Afghanistan not too long ago and that potentially in Iran.  
See what I mean about always being at war!

FirstStep recently got to test drive the all new Toyota Prius and for five days the car produced more than just a luxury performance! We at FirstStep know that today’s youth is the future driving force of South Africa, so we believe in getting you budding yuppies informed with what’s happening with the latest car technology. Hey…you going to be driving them in the not so distant future anyway!
The Prius is extremely spacious, good looking, and environmentally friendly. It produced an awesome drive as well, which I suppose is the main thing after all. The major feature of the Prius was its electric motor, which provided an extremely quiet drive and some major fuel efficiency. Switching between its electric and petrol engines provided an experience that has forever changed my view on the future of the motor car! One can only hope that it will revolutionise the way in which cars are manufactured the world over.

Something that was brought to our attention last year was the number of Fly by night institutions that exist and how people invest tons of money in them and walk away with a qualification that is not even worth the value of the paper it is printed on.

So here is the low down:

The Government established in 1998 The South African Council of Higher Education (CHE) which has a sub Committee called the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC). Between these two bodies they hold the responsibility of accreditation and quality of education in South Africa.