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Edition of 1 April 2012 #230

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This Month's Sponsor
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The Tusk Trust of Kenya

Twenty years ago Africa was in the midst of a poaching crisis. Black rhino were on the brink of extinction (just 2,000 remained) and the African elephant population was being slaughtered at a rate of 100,000 each year, just for their ivory. Drastic times required urgent action.

Tusk was established in response to an urgent need to halt the decline in Africa's natural heritage and find a way to combine the interests of people and wildlife alike. Visit their site.


IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: African Countries Must Unite for Future Trade
2. Business & Education: Railroads & Transformation of Capitalism
3. Business: Brazil & South African Deals to Go-ahead
4. Business: Improved Trade Prospects Between Brazil & South Africa
5. Business: Investment in Africa Increasing
6. Business: Risk of Investing in Africa?
7. Business & Education: Should You or Your Staff be Learning the Chinese Language?
8. Business: Tax Agreement Between Bermuda (UK) & South Africa
9. Business: Zimbabwe & Future Prospects
10. Education: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
11. Education: Australia Accepting Students from Mainland China
12. Education & Environment: Hope for the Children of Africa
13. Education: Research of Academics
14. Education: Scandals of Private Education Bodies in South Africa
15. Education & Environment: State of the World's Children
16. Travel & Business: Kenya Airways Expansion Plans

 

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1. Business: African Countries Must Unite for Future Trade
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Strengthening bilateral trade and investment relations with African countries was a key trade and economic strategy for South Africa, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies told the sixth Africa Economic Forum in Cape Town this week. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

Editor's Note: Visit our web page on African Trade.

 

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2. Business & Education: Railroads & Transformation of Capitalism
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During the 19th and early 20th century, the railroad was the reigning king of American industry. A range of short and long haul railroads built and used over 240,000 miles of track from north to south and east to west. This fascinating online exhibit from Harvard Business School's Baker Library looks at how these companies transformed American business, and makes some comparisons with European railroad companies.

The materials here are divided into ten sections, including British Railroads, Mass Distribution, Finance, and Management. Each section includes primary documents such as receipts, maps, and internal memos that illustrate how these various companies interacted with each other and the government. The Finance section is utterly engaging, as it discusses (in brief) how railroads were able to corral large amounts of capital for construction and operations across a vast "playing field" of operations. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012

 

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3. Business: Brazil & South African Deals to Go-ahead
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Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB) revealed that a delegation of high-ranking officers had visited South Africa from March 5 to March 9, both to inspect progress with the A-Darter project and to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The A-Darter is a fifth-generation infrared homing air-to-air missile being developed jointly by South Africa and Brazil, with Denel Dynamics being the lead company on the programme. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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4. Business: Improved Trade Prospects Between Brazil & South Africa
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The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Thandi Tobias-Pokolo, is leading a 45-company strong business delegation on an investment and trade initiative to Brazil. The trade initiative is aimed to promote South Africa's World Cup legacy across three of the 2014 FIFA World Cup host cities in Brazil - Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Porto Alegre. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (Creamer Media)

Editor's Note: Visit our web page on Brazil.


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5. Business: Investment in Africa Increasing
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Opportunities for private equity (PE) investments beyond South Africa's borders were starting to attract more interest from investors, Ernst & Young's 'Global private equity watch - a return to entrepreneurship 2012' report said on Tuesday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link

 

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6. Business: Risk of Investing in Africa?
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The prevailing gap between Africa's actual risk and its perceived risk was offering material opportunities for those willing to invest in the continent, which was home to six of the ten fastest-growing economies over the last ten years. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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7. Business & Education: Should You or Your Staff be Learning the Chinese Language?
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Ten thousand new students each year are currently studying Mandarin Chinese in Utah schools' dual-immersion foreign language programs. These students will graduate from high school and hit the job and higher education market by 2020.

Already 13,000 students graduate each year in the state with at least a basic knowledge of Chinese, and total figures from dual-immersion programs and Chinese language classes estimate that figure will total 25,000 students each year by 2020. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Global Utah)

Editor's Note: Visit our web site on Language Learning.

 

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8. Business: Tax Agreement Between Bermuda (UK) & South Africa
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In terms of section 108(2) of the Income Tax act, 1962 (Act No 58 of 1962), read in conjunction with section 231(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996), it is hereby notified that the Agreement for the exchange of information relating to tax matters set out in the Schedule to this Notice has been entered into with the Government of Bermuda and has been approved by Parliament in terms of section 231(2) of the Constitution. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our web page on Bermuda.

 

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9. Business: Zimbabwe & Future Prospects
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He may face opprobrium abroad, but at home President Robert Mugabe has soared back to popularity thanks to a campaign to turn over white-owned companies to black Zimbabweans. A crusading indigenisation programme - the corporate version of the farm invasions a decade ago - on Tuesday netted its juiciest prey yet when the world's second-largest platinum miner, Impala, agreed to cede 51 per cent of its Zimbabwean arm, Zimplats. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our web page on Zimbabwe.


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10. Education: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
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The organization that brings the world the coveted Oscar award, the red carpet scrutiny of the evening's dresses, and the quest for the best emcee, also engages in "Research and Preservation" of film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) devotes part of its website to the Margaret Herrick Library, the Academy Film Archive, and Resources & Databases.

Visitors interested in exploring the behind-the-scenes aspects of filmmaking should check out the Special Collections of the Margaret Herrick Library to find "original scripts, production records, correspondence...[and] the activities of production companies, studios and film organizations."

Other resources in the Library include millions of images as well as posters, art materials, and oral histories. The Academy Film Archive features a variety of collections organized by theme or filmmaker. Rounding out the site, the Resources & Databases section contains a list of Academy Award winners (with transcribed acceptance speeches) and a series of teacher guides, among other items. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012

 


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11. Education: Australia Accepting Students from Mainland China
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The University of Sydney says its recent move to accept students from China through the China National College Entrance Examination aims to attract the country's top students. "We want to attract the cleverest and most motivated students," says Professor Tyrone Carlin, acting dean of the Business School at The University of Sydney, who was behind the initiative. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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12. Education & Environment: Hope for the Children of Africa
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Across Africa, preventable diseases are still claiming the lives of children in their hundreds of thousands each year. "These clinics are busy every day, every session - mothers with children are lining up all morning and in the afternoon," said Josephine Odanga, an emergency health officer with Unicef in Kenya, and who is spearheading a £5m immunisation programme. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Let us hope that the money and medicine goes to the right source and is not ripped off by corrupt officials.

 

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13. Education: Research of Academics
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For academics all over the world, Academia.edu is a place "to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow."

Currently, over one million academics have signed up, and there are over 1.2 million papers available online here. It is completely free to sign up, and registered members can share their own professional work, follow other academics, and also look up analytical statistics on various works in the database. This site is compatible with all operating systems. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012

 


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14. Education: Scandals of Private Education Bodies in South Africa
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South Africa's Electrical Contractors Association, or ECA(SA), has made an impassioned plea for greater urgency to be given to dealing with what it describes as scandalous administration and training-payment delays at the troubled Construction Education and Training Authority (Ceta), which was placed under administration last year.

The bungling has left some young artisans, who passed their trade test over two years ago, without the certificate proving that they are qualified electricians. President Mark Mfikoe has also expressed deep frustration with the Department of Higher Education and Training's (DHET's) handling of the "crisis", indicating that commitments made during several meetings, which took place between April 2010 and December 2011, have not yet been honoured. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group was involved with operating private colleges in South Africa that offered training and educational skills during the period 1990 - 2001, but we also hit the same problems of corrupt staff and officials requesting bribes, plus numerous irregularities related to so-called exams and qualifications that never materialized. It would appear that the situation has not improved with the passing years.

 

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15. Education & Environment: State of the World's Children
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UNICEF Report: 'The State of the World's Children 2012: Children in an Urban World', was launched on 28 February, in Mexico City. One billion children live in urban areas, a number that is growing rapidly. Yet disparities within cities reveal that many lack access to schools, health care and sanitation, despite living alongside these services. This story is part of a series highlighting the needs of these children. Visit this site.



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16. Travel & Business: Kenya Airways Expansion Plans
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Kenya Airways will spend $3.6-billion over the next five years on new planes and routes, mainly to connect travelers between Africa and Asia, its CEO said. Titus Naikuni said trade between Africa and China and India had soared in recent years, growing at an annual rate of about 200 percent, creating huge opportunities in the travel market. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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Book of the Month
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Ichimoku Kinko Charts (An introduction to Ichimoku Kinko Clouds) by Nicole Elliott

Candlestick charts, although originating in Japan, now play an important role in technical analysis worldwide. Now, for the first time in English, this book presents the next stage of candlestick analysis - Ichimoku Kinko Hyo. Sometimes called Cloud Charts, this analysis adds moving averages to candlestick charts. But moving averages a little different from those traditionally used in the West. For trending markets, Cloud Charts add an essential tool for analysing near-term areas of support and resistance.

The book covers the history of candlestick charts - explaining the context in which they developed. And then moves on to explain how in the 1930s a journalist, with the pseudonym Ichimoku Sanjin, started refining candlestick analysis by adding a series of moving averages. The book explains in detail how to construct Cloud Charts and how to interpret them. A chapter is devoted to the advanced analysis of Cloud charts, with an in-depth study of the Three Principles: Wave Principle, Price Target and Timespan Principle. The book is illustrated throughout with numerous examples of Cloud Chart analysis. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.

 

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This month's quote

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"It is a good thing to be rich, it is a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be beloved of many friends." ~ Euripides (480-406 BC) Greek Playwright


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