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SA: Bee flies can be fickle, too – especially when it comes to spring daisies

Just like men and women have different preferences and tastes in sights and smells, so the sexes of the bee fly can be fickle – especially when it comes to the looks of the daisy they prefer to visit. Unlike humans, though, female bee flies tend to opt for the more boring option. This is the finding of researchers of …

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SA: Heart disease and HIV; effect of skin lighteners to be discussed at physiology conference

Does red or white wine protect your heart better? Can rooibos tea help fight obesity? Is there a link between antiretroviral drugs and heart conditions? Is fat, glucose or both bad for the heart? What’s the latest in cancer treatment? What damage do skin lighteners cause? These are some of the research questions to be discussed at the 40th conference …

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SA youth become investment savvy through virtual R1 million trading game

With the JSE/Liberty Investment Challenge reaching the final stages, teams are striving for top positions in anticipation of the overall winners being announced in October. Free State schools are proving to be an impressive contender with their second win in this year’s competition. The Grade 10 “Heel te mal Specolators” team from Grey College in Brandhof, Bloemfontein, out played the …

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Analysis: South Sudan struggles to meet demand for education

– World’s worst literacy rate – Enrollment soared after 2005 peace deal – Austerity measures threaten progress – Primary schools for adults too Five decades of war and upheaval in South Sudan has had an inevitable impact on education – almost three-quarters of adults in the world’s newest country are unable to read or write. A recent report by the Overseas …

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Banque du Caire and WFP continue to support child education in Luxor

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has signed, for the second year running, a partnership agreement with Banque Du Caire to provide nutritious snacks to nursery children in Luxor, Upper Egypt. Banque Du Caire granted WFP 300,000 Egyptian Pounds (US$51,000) to provide a nutritious morning snack to 4,600 children in 60 nursery classes in Luxor. The snack is fortified with …

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NEC Display Solutions appoints Edit Microsystems (Pty) Ltd as a preferred partner

NEC Display Solutions Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of a new preferred partner, Edit Microsystems (Pty) Ltd. Edit Microsystems has been involved in the supply of education solutions to schools and corporate solutions to businesses throughout South Africa for more than 21 years. NEC Display Solutions Southern Africa has recently welcomed Edit Microsystems on board as a …

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Burkina Faso: Gold rush hits education

A boom in Burkina Faso’s gold mining over the past three years has made the country one of Africa’s leading producers, but it is also luring children – some as young as six – out of school. The exact number of children abandoning schools nationally for the mines is still unclear, but many schoolchildren are known to work mainly in …

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COTE D’IVOIRE: Universities reopen after political unrest

When Côte d’Ivoire’s five public universities reopen on 3 September, 61,000 students will arrive for the first time after almost two years since they were closed in the violent unrest sparked by the disputed 2010 presidential vote. There are fears the influx could cause chaos. In the 2009-10 academic year, before the closure, there were some 56,000 students. “If the influx …

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North-South collaboration helps researchers stay at home

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 23 August 2012. Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains ‘Brain drain’ is an often heard phrase but is it really as big a problem as some people might have us believe? Engagement in North-South research partnerships can benefit the career prospects of a developing country scientist, according to a survey of the alumni of …

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Innovation Africa Summit in Cape Town to Address Unfulfilled Demand for Connectivity Across Region

CAPE TOWN, August 20, 2012 – “Despite booming economic growth across African nations over the past decade, investment in telecommunication and internet connectivity has failed to keep up with demand”, said John Glassey, the Managing Director of AfricanBrains Ltd. Indeed Africa’s relatively low level of connectivity despite popular belief has hindered development and is expected to be a key issue …

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