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Edition of 1 February 2012 #228

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Economic Prospects for Africa
2. Business: Expected Growth in South Africa
3. Business: How Far Will China Go to Buy Up Africa?
4. Business: Scotland is For Sale to the Highest Bidder
5. Business & Travel: Expanding Travel in Africa
6. Business: Initiative to help South African Businesses Get Online
7. Education & Medicine: Do we lose our senses as we get older?
8. Education & Environment: Poaching of Elephants
9. Education: Future of Education in South Africa
10. Education: How to Become a Cambridge University (UK) Student
11. Education: University of Utah Photographic Exhibits
12. Education & Health: Ways to Find Happiness
13. Travel: Cape Town Voted Best Place to Visit


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1. Business: Economic Prospects for Africa
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The new optimism surrounding future economic prospects for Africa - home to six of the world's ten fastest- growing economies over the past decade - is becoming more and more evident. The outlook for growth and development remains relatively positive, notwithstanding the pressures being experienced in the continent's key trading area of Europe, and the countries of sub-Saharan Africa are still expected to grow by an average of more than 5% in 2012. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

Also read this additional article released by Creamer Media.

Editor's Note: Visit our web page on trade in Africa.

For clients who wish to use the services of the Delamere Group in assisting them to promote and marketing of their businesses in Africa, please contact us.

 

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2. Business: Expected Growth in South Africa
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RSA has ranked 32nd in a report by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) on how active retailers are expected to be in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) during 2012, Broll Property Group, part of the CBRE affiliate network said this week. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our web page on investing in South Africa.

 

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3. Business: How Far Will China Go to Buy Up Africa?
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The Chinese Government and individually motivated Chinese farmers have bought and own land in several African countries due to the long history of Chinese presence in the African agricultural sector, which dates back to the 1960s. These days, China has also been linked to long-term land leasing in Africa, and although these sources are not always verified, it is worth examining Chinese interests in African agriculture. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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4. Business: Scotland is For Sale to the Highest Bidder
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George Osborne, British Minster, last night fired the opening shots of the campaign against Scottish independence, warning that Scotland would risk a euro-style debt crisis if it left the United Kingdom. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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5. Business & Travel: Expanding Travel in Africa
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The first flight to mark the opening of national carrier South African Airways' (SAA's) new Burundi and Rwanda service, departed from Johannesburg's International Airport on Tuesday. As part of its Africa expansion programme that includes the addition of four new services before its financial year-end in March, the company had added Burundi's city of Bujumbura and Rwanda's Kigali to its African route network. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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6. Business: Initiative to help South African Businesses Get Online
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Google today announced the launch of Woza Online, an initiative that aims to bring tens of thousands of small and medium South African businesses online. Businesses will have the opportunity to create their own websites at www.wozaonline.co.za and develop an online presence - for free, and in under an hour.

Woza Online, in partnership with the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), Vodacom and the Human Resources Development Council (HRDC), hopes to transform the South African SME landscape, and drive economic growth and job creation. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link



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7. Education & Medicine: Do we lose our senses as we get older?
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An intensive British study reveals when our mental powers start to diminish early in life. This survey was carried out on Whitehall civil servants and shows our brains peak earlier that we think. To read the full report and the self-test, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

Editor's Note: Visit our web pages on recommended health therapies.

 

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8. Education & Environment: Poaching of Elephants
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More elephant tusks were seized in 2011 than in any year since 1989, when the ivory trade was banned, international wildlife trade group Traffic says. The group said elephants have had a "horrible year", with 23 tonnes of ivory seized - representing at least 2,500 dead animals. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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9. Education: Future of Education in South Africa
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Unveiling the Green Paper for Post-School Education and Training, the Higher Education and Training Minister stressed the role that colleges should play in delivering the skills that were in "extremely short" supply. "Colleges, working together with employers, both public and private, will be our spearhead in tackling this [skills] problem." To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

Editor's Note: Visit our web site in education.

 

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10. Education: How to Become a Cambridge University (UK) Student
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Cambridge, England, has opened up the admissions process to give a clearer picture of the effort that goes into the assessment of each candidate. Competition is intense: around 16,000 candidates are chasing just under 3,400 undergraduate places. Churchill College has 39 places in natural sciences and more than 170 direct applicants. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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11. Education: University of Utah Photographic Exhibits
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From dramatic images of speed tests on the Bonneville Salt Flats to a lovely tribute to writer Wallace Stegner, the University of Utah Photographic Exhibits has something for everyone. Visitors to the site will find ten exhibits here, including "Skiing in Utah: A Photo Exhibit" and "Images of Glen Canyon". The latter collection is one that shouldn't be missed, as it features images of the canyon before it was flooded by the creation of the Glen Canyon dam. Perhaps the most dramatic and haunting collection here is the "Japanese-American Internment Campus During WWII". This area contains dozens of images documenting the conditions at the Tule and Topaz camps, complete with images of domestic life, sports, and so on. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012

 


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12. Education: Ways to Find Happiness
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One of our readers from Cambridge in England sent this excellent article to our Editor's Desk, and after reading the content, we decided that it would be a tremendous help for our many email subscribers and to also enjoy and read how it is still possible to find happiness in this stressful world. To read the full article, go to our NEWS DESK link (IOL)


(Extracted from "The World Book Of Happiness" by Leo Bormans, published by Marshall Cavendish. Daily Mail)

 


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13. Travel: Cape Town Voted Best Place to Visit
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Trip Advisor has named the South African city of Cape Town as the best destination in the world, beating Australia's Sydney into the second spot, with Machu Picchu coming in third, Paris in fourth and Rio de Janeiro in fifth, while London picked up eighth position. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (IOL)


Editor's Note: About Trip Advisor - This service is the world's most popular, largest, and most trusted travel community. They provide a comprehensive travel planning experience. Not only do they have 30+ million real traveler reviews, but also power a robust flights search engine, hotel compare and check rates search, vacation rental search, in addition to restaurant ratings and reviews, worldwide. Read more.


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Book of the Month
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Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets ~ by John Murphy

In the late 1980s John J. Murphy's massive Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets created an uproar when it burst upon the scene. The most comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow guide to the concepts of technical analysis and their applications to the futures markets, it swiftly became a classic - cited in research studies by the Federal Reserve and used as a primary source in the Market Technicians Association testing program. Today, it is widely considered the bible in its field.

In response to its widespread demand, Murphy has completely updated and revised this landmark volume, broadened its scope, and expanded it to cover all financial markets. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.


 

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This month's quote

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"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." ~ Chinese proverb


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