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Edition of 1 July 2011 #221

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This Month's Sponsor
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Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) This enterprise was created in October 2003 through the merger of the Black Business Council and Business South Africa. It began operating in January 2004. The merger created the first truly unified organisation for business in South Africa.

BUSA represents South African business on macro-economic and high-level issues that affect it at the national and international levels. Our function is to ensure that business plays a constructive role in the country's economic growth, development and transformation and to create an environment in which businesses of all sizes and in all sectors can thrive, expand and be competitive.

The e-training programme is an element of this 3year project in partnership with the Danish Embassy (Danida) and Department of Public service Administration (DPSA). The projects consists of programmes such the anti-corruption mentorship programme, anti-corruption training workshops annual anti-corruption Business forums and the E-training programme on anti-corruption. Visit our site.



IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
2. Business: Calling All Emerging African Filmmakers
3. Business & Environment: Famine in East Africa
4. Business: Free Trade for Africa
5. Business: Future of BRIC
6. Business: Future of South Africa for Investing
7. Business: Future Relationship Between UK and Zimbabwe
8. Business: Great Step Forward for Southern African Trade
9. Business: Investing in Zambia
10. Business: Massive New Dam to be Built in Brazil
11. Business: New Training Academy for Broadcast & Media Technology Students
12. Business: Russia to Join WTO
13. Business: Serious Problem of Unemployment in South Africa
14. Education: World Time Zones
15. Immigration: Latinos Have the Right to Live in the USA?
16. Travel: Aer Lingus (Irish Airlines)
17. Travel & Business: Cape Town Waterfront to Undergo R4billion Upgrade
18. Travel & Business: IOM Introduces New Flights to Brussels
19. Travel: Visit to Manhattan New York


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1. Business: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
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The extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) beyond 2015 would greatly benefit the South African economy and would further enhance trade relations with the US, Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) said this week. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (Creamer Media)

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group are promoting AGOA, please visit our page.



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2. Business: Calling All Emerging African Filmmakers
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Calling All Emerging African Filmmakers, Win $10,000 from the Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program. The Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program was conceived to be a unique initiative, with funds earmarked specifically for emerging filmmakers of African nationality and residence. Once again in 2011, Africa First will be offering participating filmmakers the chance to be awarded $10,000 in financing for pre-production, production and/or post-production on their narrative short film made in continental Africa which taps into the resources of the film industry there. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Post Production Buyers Guide)

 


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3. Business & Environment: Famine in East Africa
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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet) said areas of particular concern were in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. It said large-scale emergency assistance was urgently needed "to save lives and treat acute malnutrition" in the region. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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4. Business: Free Trade for Africa
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The "grand" free trade area (FTA) negotiations that are likely to be endorsed by heads of State from 26 Southern and East African countries, from Egypt in the north to South Africa at continent's tip, could be the precursor to an all-Africa agreement at a later stage. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

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


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5. Business: Future of BRIC
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BRIC thesis recognizes that Brazil, Russia, India and China have changed their political systems to embrace global capitalism. Goldman Sachs predicts that China and India, respectively, will become the dominant global suppliers of manufactured goods and services, while Brazil and Russia will become similarly dominant as suppliers of raw materials. Of course now that South Africa is part of BRIC, what the future holds? To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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6. Business: Future of South Africa for Investing
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The macroeconomic package associated with South Africa's New Growth Path (NGP), including a proposal to improve the competitiveness and stability of the rand, cannot be left on the backburner forever, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has argued. The social partners are currently focusing primarily on the less controversial microeconomic elements, such as accelerating skills development, improving basic education, increasing local procurement, stimulating small business development and galvanizing the so-called green economy. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Business: Future Relationship Between UK and Zimbabwe
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A senior MP in Mugabe's Zanu-PF party, credited the British prime minister with reducing tensions between Zimbabwe and its former colonial master. "The fact of the matter is, sooner or later Zimbabwe and the UK should engage each other," Moyo told the Guardian during a visit to South Africa. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

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

 


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8. Business: Great Step Forward for Southern African Trade
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The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), which supports infrastructure feasibility studies and pilot projects in developing countries, has launched a 'Southern Africa regional rail initiative', which it says will focus on modernising and unifying rail infrastructure throughout the region. Deputy Director Peggy Philbin, who unveiled the initiative at the recent African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) Forum, in Lusaka, Zambia, said the programme would commence with a technical workshop for stakeholders from the rail sector. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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9. Business: Investing in Zambia
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Zambia is looking increasingly attractive to global mining investors, Zambian Development Agency director-general said on Wednesday. The global interest could be attributed to the country's mining legislation, which he said was conducive to exploration and investment. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

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



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10. Business: Massive New Dam to be Built in Brazil
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Brazil's environment agency gave its definitive approval on Wednesday for construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, a controversial $17bn (£10bn) project in the Amazon. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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11. Business: New Training Academy for Broadcast & Media Technology
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The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) has launched the IABM Training Academy, an educational organization dedicated to broadcast and media technology. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group researches and publishers one the world's leading Broadcast Services, Technology and Equipment Newsletters, visit our site.

 


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12. Business: Russia to Join WTO
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Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) could be delayed by years if some key issues could not be resolved in the next few weeks, a senior Russian official said on Saturday. Elvira Nabiullina, Russia's minister of economic development, said on the sidelines of St. Petersburg Economic Forum that at least three major issues remained unresolved, including agricultural support, controls on the import of food and livestock and tariffs on cars assembled in Russia. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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13. Business: Serious Problem of Unemployment in South Africa
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Deputy President called on South Africa's social partners on Monday to set aside differences in interests and ideology to find solutions to the country's unemployment crisis and to support the stimulation of a "dynamic" and "inclusive" economy. South Africa has one of the highest unemployment rates globally at 25%, and it is estimated that more than one-million jobs were lost as the economy felt the effects of the global financial crisis. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Engineering News)

 

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14. Education: World Time Zones
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How do time zones work? Perhaps equally important is why do we even have time zones? The BBC News group has created this interactive and fun exploration of time zones for the general public. After a brief introduction, visitors can continue on to a globe complete with tabs that read, "Where time collides", "Split time", "The politics of time", and "What time is it in space?"

Clicking on each of these tabs will bring up a short video that illuminates each of these questions. Moving along, visitors should definitely click on "The science of time" for BBC reporter Rebecca Morelle's investigation into how time is measured. Also, visitors shouldn't miss the "Time zones: Your experiences" area, as it offers insightful commentary on people who regularly travel across many time zones or who need to contact family members around the world. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011

 


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15. Immigration: Latinos Have the Right to Live in the USA?
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More than a dozen Latin American countries have filed legal briefs in federal court arguing Utah's enforcement-only immigration law will damage international relationships and urging the judge to rule it unconstitutional. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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16. Travel: Aer Lingus (Irish Airlines)
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Aer Lingus has always represented more to Irish people than just a quality airline brand. Since the very beginning of its story it has meant more to Irish people than that. In an era of dramatically discounted fares and dramatically diminished service, it is easy to forget that, for generations, the airline has stood as an evocative brand, an unambiguous representation of Ireland's success as a modern and independent nation. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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17. Travel & Business: Cape Town Waterfront to Undergo R4billion Upgrade
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This was announced yesterday as the first part of development under new owners Growthpoint and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). The new partners announced that the R9.7 billion transaction was final and that they had received their shareholder certificates. The PIC has been negotiating the sale since 2009 from previous owners Dubai World's Istithmar PJSC, the UK's London & Regional Properties consortium and a local BEE consortium. PIC chairman Arthur Moloto said: "This is indeed a proud moment for South Africa to have the asset back in local hands, an asset which has been announced the world over as one of the best waterfront developments." To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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18. Travel & Business: IOM Introduces New Flights to Brussels
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The Flybe service to Brussels, which operates every day, except Saturdays, brings the European capital to within two hours 45 minutes from the island. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Many of our clients have investments held by the banks in IOM, if you require more information on this useful facility please contact us.

 


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19. Travel: Visit to Manhattan New York
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The stereotypical New Yorker: assertive, fast, skeptical, focused on making money and determined to turn every moment into an achievement. This month, a linear sanctuary elevated above Manhattan is being doubled in length, challenging our ideas of these ultimate urban dwellers with lessons for those of us who live in cities everywhere. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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Book of the Month
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"International Financial Reporting Standards" ~ Bruce Mackenzie, Danie Coetsee, Tapiwa Njikizana and Raymond Chamboko


A one-stop resource for understanding current International Financial Reporting Standards. As the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) makes significant strides in achieving global convergence of accounting standards worldwide, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) become extremely important to the accounting world.

Wiley IFRS 2011 provides the necessary tools for understanding the IASB standards and offers practical guidance and expertise on how to use and implement them.* Covers the most recent International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and IFRIC interpretations* An indispensable guide to IFRS compliance* Provides a complete explanation of all IFRS requirements, coupled with copious illustrations of how to apply the rules in complex, real-world situations. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.



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This month's quote

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There are three kinds of men:
The ones that learn by reading.
The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence
and find out for themselves. ~ Will Rogers (USA)



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