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Edition of 1 August 2011 #222

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Beware of Corruption in South Africa
2. Business: China & Investment in Africa
3. Business: Signs of Confidence in Africa
4. Business: Delamere Group Welcomes the New Nation in Africa, South Sudan
5. Business & Investments: Collection of Faberge Eggs
6. Business: Gold Mines in Mali, Africa
7. Business: Investing in Botswana
8. Business: Investing in the Future of Namibia
9. Business: Kenya to Uganda Railway to be Upgraded, Great News?
10. Business: Large Uranium Discovery in India?
11. Business: Investing in Gold & Metal Mines in England?
12. Business: Mining in Australia
13. Business: North America is now buying up Southern Africa, Why?
14. Education & Business: Communication Technologies
15. Education & Environment: Famine in Somalia, What can we do about this situation?
16. Education: History of First World War 1914-1918
17. Education: Is This the real answer to South African Progress?

 

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1. Business: Beware of Corruption in South Africa
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Arrest warrants have been issued for KwaZulu Natal economic development and tourism MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu and legislature speaker Peggy Nkonyeni, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Monday. "I can confirm that the comments of the KwaZulu-Natal Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Independent on Sunday about warrants of arrest... is correct," said Mthunzi Mhaga. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group have always stressed the need to expose corruption by government officials and to further our campaign, we invite you to read this article, and scroll down to Transparency International.


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2. Business: China & Investment in Africa
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Asian giant China is expected to increase its focus on resource investments in Africa over the next 18 to 24 months, as the country moves to plug a mineral supply gap, China-focused advisory firm Beijing Axis founder and MD Kobus van der Wath said today. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 


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3. Business: Signs of Confidence in Africa
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PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said on Monday it planned to invest $100-million in Africa over the next three years and employ an extra 8 000 staff in the region over the next five years. "Africa is an important frontier for economic growth. We believe the regional economy could double by 2020 to nearly US$3-trillion," PwC International chairperson Dennis Nally told a media briefing. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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4. Business: Delamere Group Welcomes the New Nation in Africa, South Sudan
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Africa's fifty-fourth country and world's newest nation, South Sudan, was assigned an international dialing code of 211, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said on Friday. Visit our web page on South Sudan.



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5. Business & Investments: Collection of Faberge Eggs
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Faberge, celebrated for the Imperial eggs created by Peter Carl Faberge for Russia's ruling Romanov family, has unveiled its first new collection of couture egg creations since the Russian Revolution in 1917 Faberge has designed 12 couture egg pendants, the "Les Fameux de Faberge" collection, retailing for up to $600 000 each. Faberge is also launching "Les Frissons de Faberge," fine jewellery egg pendants at lower price points. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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6. Business: Gold Mines in Mali, Africa
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Gold mines in Mali, Africa are an underexploited treasure trove for commodity investors, the supervisory board chairman of German-listed Pearl Gold told Reuters in an interview. "Mali is certainly one of the most promising locations for gold mining at present." To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (Creamer Media)

Editor's Note: Visit our webpage on Mali, Africa.


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7. Business: Investing in Botswana
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Botswana could be a regional source of electricity generated from coal, gas and the sun, say emerging foreign mining investors. South Africa's JSE-listed Exxaro, for example, is one of several mainly Australian explorers and mines showing a keen interest in Botswana's low-sulphur and low-phosphorus coal. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (Creamer Media)

 

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8. Business: Investing in the Future of Namibia
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JSE-listed Nampak this week opened a $160-million can manufacturing plant in Angola ? its first greenfield investment outside South Africa. Nampak Bevcan's plant, dubbed Angolata, has a production line capacity of 750-million cans a day, and Nampak said that this could be doubled by a second production line in the future. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

Editor's Note: Read our web page on Namibia.

 

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9. Business: Kenya to Uganda Railway to be Upgraded, Great News?
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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $40-million loan for the $246-million rehabilitation of the Rift Valley Railway (RVR) between Kenya and Uganda, which is seen as a key project to reduce transport costs and increase inter-Africa trade. London-based centre for policy research on international affairs Chatham House's Africa Programme associate fellow Sally Healy said on Friday that infrastructure remained a major constraint in East Africa, which is one of the most advanced of the African regional economic communities. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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10. Business: Large Uranium Discovery in India?
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A huge deposit of uranium India has found in a southern state could turn out to be among the biggest reserves of the mineral in the world, reports said on Tuesday citing the head of the country's atomic energy department. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (Creamer Media)

 

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11. Business: Investing in Gold & Metal Mines in England?
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Investors lured by high commodity prices are returning to the once lucrative British mining industry, but they face challenges ranging from financial backing to local opposition. A few old mines have reopened and other projects are on the drawing boards in the UK, where the industry in its 19th century glory days was the world's largest tin producer and was the largest employer in the country. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (Creamer Media)

 

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12. Business: Mining in Australia
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Shares in iron-ore developer Sundance Resource surged 29% on Monday after China's Hanlong Mining Investment made a takeover offer, which values the company at A$1.44-billion. Hanlong approached Sundance with a proposal to buy all the outstanding shares at A$0.50 a share in cash, which a 45% premium to the one-month volume-weighted average price of the ASX-listed company. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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13. Business: North America is now buying up Southern Africa, Why?
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Toronto-based Forbes & Manhattan Coal (Forbes Coal) is considering coal acquisition opportunities in southern Africa as part of a longer-term plan to boost output to ten-million tons a year, CEO Stephan Theron said on Monday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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14. Education & Business: Communication Technologies
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The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections initiative is well regarded for their masterful online offerings, and this gem fits nicely into that corpus. This extensive annotated bibliography covers scholarship on the history and influence of new communication technologies. To clarify, the term "new" is used in a historical sense, so this bibliography contains over 3,200 titles linked by 11,000 key terms. Some of the communication technologies covered here includes radio, telegrams, a range of sound recordings, and telephones.

First-time visitors may want to use the "About the Collection" to learn a bit more about the breadth and depth of this resource. Professor Stephen Vaughan is responsible for this ambitious project, and visitors to this section can read an extended essay on his own work and methodology here as well. Visitors can search the collection by keyword or they can also use the "guided search" option to focus in on specific items using a more specific set of terms and parameters. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011

 


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15. Education & Environment: Famine in Somalia, What can we do about this situation?
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The United Nations declared parts of Somalia to be in a state of famine yesterday and said the lives of more than 11 million people across four countries are threatened by the worst drought in the Horn of Africa for 60 years. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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16. Education: History of First World War 1914-1918
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A treasure trove of First World War photographs was discovered recently in France. Published here for the first time, they show British soldiers on their way to the Somme. But who took them? And who were these Tommies marching off to die? To read this report and see this series of 286 photos, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Please see the item # 11 of our Newsletter of 1 December 2007 related to the Battle of the Somme. Also by viewing these photographs you may even indentify one of your relatives or ancestors who were part of this Death March.

 


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17. Education: Is this the real answer to South African Progress?
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The Sector Education and Training Authorities (Setas) are important institutions in the post-school landscape of South Africa and should be used more effectively to improve skills development in the country, Higher Education and Training Minster Dr Blade Nzimande said on Friday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)


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This month's quote

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"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow". ~ Hugh Cholmondeley, 2nd Lord Delamere of Vale Royal Abbey Cheshire, England (1811 - 1887)


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