Johnny Depp and his long time partner Venessa Paradis have officially walked down spiltsville. We feel bad though cause they have been together for 14 years and she is a baby mama and all, but the man is fine!
RadarOnline.com reported on the split back in January though:
“Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children,” the actor’s publicist told Entertainment Tonight.
“Johnny isn’t handling anything well right now,” a source close to the Pirates of the Caribbean star previously told RadarOnline.com about how he was dealing with the stress of ending their relationship.
Johnny and Vanessa had been together for almost 15 years and have two children together, daughter Lily-Rose and son Jack, but they have been living separate lives and have not appeared together in months.
The former model walked the red carpet in Paris for her new movie Café de Flore alone back in January and Johnny carried out all of the promotion work for his movie Dark Shadows solo too.
However, despite not being spotted together for months, Vanessa and Johnny vehemently denied they had broken up, insisting all was well between them and not to believe “the lies.”
A source close to the Oscar nominated actor told RadarOnline.com back at the beginning of the year though that he had been taking careful steps to end the relationship.
“Johnny has started reaching out to lawyers, probably to quietly discuss how to get out of the relationship. They’re not married but they’ve been together for years and have kids together so it isn’t as easy as just breaking up,” the source said.
According to news outlets, after running to Rihanna’s pad after the incident Drake sobbered up and realised that maybe just maybe he is not that hard. He has since stepped up security…lmao
Rumours have been going around for weeks that Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou are divorcing. Well apparently its not a divorce because they never married in the first place…
According to the NY Daily News:
Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou aren’t as committed to each other as they used to be.
A source close to the couple tells us the glamazon and her “Gladiator” beau have split after a “big fight over money.”
“Djimon walked out on Kimora,” says the source, who adds that the split may have been prompted by Simmons’ ex-husband, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons ’ decision to stop funding the pair’s lifestyle.
St. Louis-born “Kimora lives as if she’s the Queen of England,” notes the source, although there’s at least one sign her life in the fab lane may be slowing to a crawl.
Big Brother Stargame housemate Moneta Mazanhi has allegedly been disowned by her Zimbabwean businessman “boyfriend” Wicknell Chivayo who is said to have business interests in some very lucrative pots.
Chivayo has laughed off the claims and says he is in fact not seeing the 21 year old beauty; he was qouted saying “I am flabbergasted by her assertions. If indeed that’s what she said her claims are absurd. I am sick and tired of girls seeking greener pastures going around saying I am in love with them,” DAMN Wicknell!
Many people belive that Maneta may just be playing the Big Brother game by letting big names slip out her mouth as it could score her points.
The unemployment rate is defined as the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force, in South Africa it currently stands at about 23,9% a daunting number indeed. Some would take it as far as to say we are in a crisis that threatens to destabilise society as a whole.
I somewhat believe this, I have seen friends who are terrified to lose their jobs or even look for something better in fear that they will destabilise their economic security, and possibly join the unemployed numbers.
Kids who have just finished Matric or Varsity and do not have jobs use social networks such as Twitter to keep each other entertained throughout the day, using tags like #TeamUnemployed. It is a sad reality for millions of people in the country.
However I do wonder if our country’s problem really is unemployment or more an issue of a lack of employable people.
Employability according to Wikipedia refers to a person’s ability for gaining and maintaining employment. For individuals it depends on the knowledge, skills and abilities possessed, the way they present those assets to employers and the context within which they seek work. As such employability is affected by both supply side and demand side factors which are often outside of an individual’s control.
To my understanding this essentially means that the person looking for a job would need to have the aptitude to be able to sell their experience and skills to a potential employer and meet the said employers needs right?
But how does one with a Matric pass rate of 30% do this? How does someone with the literacy level of a Grade 7 student manage to even identify their skills in the first place??
My argument is that perhaps the problem is not so much that there are no jobs out there for people, but more that the people are simply not skilled in being able to sell themselves to employers in an effective way that would have them bag that particular job.
How can this be fixed though? This is where I feel a problem presents itself because in a country as diverse as South Africa a one size fits all approach will not suffice. But the obvious solutions include improving education, self-esteem and self-worth in individuals and helping them from a young age identify their talents. This goes a long way in helping filter someone into a job or career that fits with them and therefore makes it easier for them to sell their skills.
The solution I believe lies with all of us who have been priviledged enough to enter the workforce and understand what is required to be a successful employee, entreprenuer and one day hopefully employer