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Edition of 1 January 2006 #155


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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: How taxes are wasted in South Africa
2. Business: Bank Charges in South Africa
3. Business: Russia Brain Drain
4. Business: Tax Advice for South Africans Living Abroad
5. Business: World wide corruption is on the increase
6. Education & Environment: Humanitarian help needed in Africa
7. Education: Free Word-Processing Software
8. Education: Julia Bradfield We Applaud You
9. Education: Sound clips from around the world
10. Immigration: New E-3 Visa for Australians to work in the USA
11. Immigration: South African Department of Immigration Having Problems
12. Travel: Eco-Tourism is on the Increase
13. Travel: Reflection of a Visit to Paris France


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1. Business: How taxes are wasted in South Africa
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While Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has requested the government buy him a top of the range S600 Mercedes-Benz costing about R1,1-million, one of his vehicles has been gathering dust in a garage. The king had requested an S600 Mercedes-Benz for himself and six E280 Mercedes-Benz cars for his queens at a total cost of R3,5-million. Read the full report and laugh or cry! Go to our NEWS DESK link.


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2. Business: Bank Charges in South Africa
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Alarm bells are ringing in the national treasury Department over South Africa's bank charges - which are among the highest in the world. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: If you also feel like protesting about high bank charges, then write to the South African Government in protest. If the 100,000s of our site visitors and clients do this we might get results.


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3. Business: Russia Brain Drain
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Over 25,000 scientists left Russia to live and work abroad during the recent 15 years. Some 30,000 more work in foreign countries on a yearly contractual basis. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: Visit our page on trade and business in Russia. Go to this link.

 

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4. Business: Tax Advice for South Africans Living Abroad
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With so many South African's living abroad, the demand for SA home-grown products is on the increase. But before you jump on the band wagon and start looking into exporting Auntie Annie's home-made preserves, there are a few accounting rules that you need to know so as not to attract any unnecessary attention from the Receiver. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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5. Business: World wide corruption is on the increase
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London - Corruption is on the increase in most countries and poor people are often the hardest hit, according to a global survey released on Friday.

The poll, published on United Nations Anti-Corruption Day, found a majority of people in 48 out of 69 countries surveyed thought the problem had got worse over the past three years. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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6. Education & Environment: Humanitarian help needed in Africa
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Warning that the lives of millions of Africans are at stake, the U.N. humanitarian chief urged stepped-up international efforts Monday to tackle worsening conflicts in Sudan and Uganda and severe food shortages in Zimbabwe and southern Africa. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Education: Free Word-Processing Software
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AbiWord is FREE software, which means that you will always have the freedom to use it, make copies of it, and improve it. You are encouraged to make use of these freedoms and share the program with your family and friends! Visit this site.

 

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8. Education: Julia Bradfield We Applaud You
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Julia Bradfield, a British-born English teacher at Nairobi Academy Preparatory School, has adopted five Kenyan children - Gary, 10, Katie, 8, Muthoni 7, Munene, 5, and Jack, 3.

This soft-spoken lady with a calm demeanor quietly gives insight into why a single woman would choose to take on, what would seem like an insurmountable burden. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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9. Education: Sound clips from around the world
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Would you like to hear the sounds of people playing bingo in Glasgow? or the sounds of the Coon Festival in Cape Town?

Perhaps you are interested in a night recording of crickets in Speyside, Tobago? These and many other soundscapes can be found at the Soundtransit website.

Developed as a collaborative online archive of field recordings, the site contains a wide variety of sound clips from around the world, submitted by persons from countries all over the world. Visitors can begin their sound travels by using a search engine that allows them to look for sounds by country, artist, or city. Each clip is accompanied by a short description, One feature that is particularly outstanding is the "SoundTransit" area. Here, visitors can "book" audio fieldtrips by selecting an itinerary, complete with stopovers.

Clearly, there are few better ways to travel from Casablanca to Cleveland in such a rich aural fashion. Visit this site.

 

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10. Immigration: New E-3 Visa for Australians to work in the USA
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This visa known as the E-3 Treaty Professional Visa has an annual quota for E-3 visas of 10,500. This a very high quota, by comparison only 900 Australians succeeded in obtaining H-1B work visas in 2004.

The H-1B work visa has an annual cap of 65,000. This quota applies to citizens of all countries in the world, while the E-3 Visa is available to Australians only. If you are an Australian citizen, the E-3 visa can be easier to obtain than the H-1B work visa. E-3 work visas are temporary visas, meaning that when the visa expires, the individual has to leave the United States. E-3 work visas are usually issued for 2 years. However, E-3 visas maybe renewed indefinitely (in two-year extensions). For more details visit this link. E-3 Visa.

 

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11. Immigration: South African Department of Immigration Having Problems
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An estimated 17 000 foreigners are waiting for their permanent resident application papers to be processed, the department of home affairs has admitted.

Ministerial spokesperson Cleo Mosana was responding to claims by immigration experts that there was a backlog of over 20 000, which would take five years to clear. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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12. Travel: Eco-Tourism is on the Increase
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From the Delamere Ranch: The tourism industry has been encouraged to develop eco-tourism because the demand for it has gone up all over the world.

Eco-tourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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13. Travel: Reflection of a Visit to Paris, France
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The world of Paris in the 19th century was one that might be called a gaudy yet rich mixture of cultural, social, and other such delights. From the poems of Baudelaire to the architectural fancies of the Second Empire, the City of Lights became an icon of all that was (and is) urban, for good and for ill. Much of this world can be explored through a variety of visual documents offered by this ongoing project that is being developed as part of the digital projects initiative at Brown University. Visitors to the site can browse the materials here by subject, title, or by historical period.

The site also contains a number of historical essays that provide additional background to this subject. The essays deal with the emerging condition of modernity, panoramic literature, and alienation in the city. The site is rounded out by a nice listing of additional online resources dealing with 19th century France. Note that the researchers are still completing this site but it is still worth checking out. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005


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This month's quote
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"The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything." ~ Theodore Roosevelt


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