Man Who Works as a Data Scientist Says He Hasn't Spent May's Salary Yet, Mzansi Peeps Say He's Blessed

Man Who Works as a Data Scientist Says He Hasn't Spent May's Salary Yet, Mzansi Peeps Say He's Blessed

  • A video of a man realising that he hasn't spent any of last month's salary has gone viral online
  • The footage shows the data scientist having the moment of realisation just a few days before his next salary payout
  • Kagisano Sylvester Molawa spoke to Briefly News about his complex and satisfying profession
  • Many netizens pointed out how fortunate he was while other ladies didn't hesitate to leave him flirty comments

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Like every other country in the world, South Africa has a working population that drives its economy. Qualified adults work in various fields and industries, white and blue-collar. Some professions have higher salaries than others.

hasn't spent May's salary yet
One Mzansi gent doesn't have the stress of trying to make ends meet before his next payday. Image: @ultimate_dr_molawa/TikTok
Source: TikTok

One South African was smart in revealing that he makes a good living after sharing that he hasn't even touched his salary from May - and we're currently at the of June.

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Man remembers he hasn't touched last month's salary

Kagisano Sylvester Molawa (@ultimate_dr_molawa) posted a video of himself looking at a computer screen before a sudden moment of realisation.

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Kagisano captioned the video:

"I just remembered that I haven't touched my May salary and I'm getting paid in a few days again. I'm in shock."

Kagisano who is a data scientist by profession is among the very fortunate South Africans who don't need to worry much about stretching their rands to make it from one payday to another.

The life of a data scientist according to Kagisano

Speaking to Briefly News, Kagisano said there are various aspects of his profession that he finds extremely satisfying.

"Firstly, I appreciate the excitement of uncovering the hidden stories within the data. It’s enthralling to delve into immense quantities of data and extract valuable insights that can drive consequential decisions.

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"Second, I value the constant learning and creativity that come with being a data scientist. There is always something new to discover in the field, whether it be novel algorithms, developing technologies, or creative problem-solving techniques.
"Knowing that my work has the potential to positively affect businesses, industries, and even society as a whole gives me tremendous satisfaction," he said.

What do data scientists do?

Data scientists are professionals who are skilled at extracting meaningful information from and interpreting data, which involves both statistical and machine learning tools and techniques, as well as human understanding, Simplilearn states.

According to Indeed, the average salary for a Data Scientist is R 677 140 per year in South Africa.

Kagisano shared that the salary of a data scientist can vary based on experience, location, industry, and company size, among other factors.

"Due to the high demand for experienced professionals, data science is typically a field that offers competitive salaries. With the proper knowledge and experience, data scientists can earn a decent salary and frequently have opportunities for career advancement.

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"It is essential to keep in mind that salary is only one aspect of job satisfaction and that individual preferences and circumstances vary. However, given that this is my first entry-level position as a data scientist, I am satisfied with my salary," Kagisano explained.

Netizens respond to the video

Many netizens were amazed by the man's post, pointing out how blessed he was to be in a position where didn't need to worry about money. Other ladies left flirtatious comments on the post.

Goitsemang Mokwa reacted:

"Motho kwena ."

Area51_Infinity commented:

"uyisicefe uyezwa."

Bugg replied:

"I have feelings for you."

Nonhlanhla Mnisi said:

"What a weird way to propose… but yes ."

Nokukhanya Khanyo Dlamini commented:

"Umuntu asho nje kucace uma ethakatha.... because how?!?!?"

mpumy said:

"Hhayi bo ubusisekile angifuni ukungasho."

Nqobile Nhlumayo commented:

"Ngicela ungizame ngo 100 Randi wokugibela ngiqede isonto."

Nobuhle replied:

"Ngicela ungithengele isinkwa ngaze ngalamba bandla e Res."

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South African teacher hit by reality of salary, video of her career expectations have Mzansi in tears

In another story, Briefly News reported that a teacher told people that her career isn't what she expected. The lady made a video about her situation, and online users were amused.

The video got over 5000 likes as people enjoyed her skit. There were hundreds of comments, and some people admitted that she wasn't the only one.

@uthisha_omnyama, a teacher on TikTok, made a funny clip about how she thought she would have a big house, three cars and a husband after her obtaining her education degree.

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Source: Briefly News

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