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Edition of 1 June 2012 #232

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IN THIS ISSUE

  1. Business: China Buying English Businesses
  2. Business: Future of South Sudan
  3. Business: Growth of the South African Economy
  4. Business: IMF Cuts sub-Saharan Africa 2012 Growth Forecasts
  5. Business: Investing in Africa
  6. Business: Links Between South Africa and the USA
  7. Business: Positive Signs for African Investment & Development
  8. Business: South Africa Small Business
  9. Business: Unemployment in Africa
  10. Education: Classroom of the Future
  11. Education: Railroad Picture Archives
  12. Education: UCLA Film & Television Archive
  13. Education: UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning
  14. Internet: Top-Level Domain for Africa
  15. Travel: Tourism in South Africa

 

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1. Business: China Buying English Businesses
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British cereal favourite Weetabix is to come under Chinese ownership after a deal involving the Asian country’s biggest overseas food takeover. Shanghai firm Bright Food will take a majority 60 per cent share of the Weetabix Food Company, placing a £1.2bn value on the cereal giant, while current private equity owner Lion Capital will retain a 40 per cent stake. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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2. Business: Future of South Sudan
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China has offered South Sudan development funds of $8-billion for hydropower, infrastructure and agriculture projects, South Sudan's information minister told Reuters on Saturday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  Visit page web page on South Sudan.

 

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3. Business: Growth of the South African Economy
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The R7.7-billion budgeted for environmental programmes between 2012/13 and 2014/15 will provide 205 877 work opportunities and 102 603 full-time equivalent jobs, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa told lawmakers on Wednesday. .She also said the focus being given to the green economy in the New Growth Path, which aimed to facilitate the creation of five-million new jobs by 2020, made it “incumbent upon us to debunk the myth that environment management hinders development”.To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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4. Business: IMF Cuts sub-Saharan Africa 2012 Growth Forecasts
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Sub-Saharan Africa's economies will expand at a slower rate in 2012 than earlier projected, undermined by global financial distress and a sluggish recovery in South Africa, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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5. Business: Investing in Africa
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The perception of Africa as an attractive investment destination was expected to improve over the next three years, a survey by advisory services company Ernst & Young (E&Y) has found. In its ‘Building bridges: the 2012 Africa attractiveness report', E&Y stated that 73% of the respondents said Africa’s attractiveness as a place to do business continued to improve, while 60% of those surveyed believed that the attractiveness increased in the past three years. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Africa.

 

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6. Business: Links Between South Africa and the USA
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A new undersea fibre-optic cable linking South Africa to the US and connecting it to Brics counterpart Brazil would be in service by the first quarter of 2014, the multinational firm building the new Atlantic Ocean network said on Wednesday.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Business: Positive Signs for African Investment & Development
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“I am more optimistic about Africa than I have ever been in my career,” said Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman on Friday. “Africa has changed greatly.” Delivering a presentation at Barloworld, the South African Caterpillar dealer, a 37-year company veteran noted that it would not be long before the continent saw bigger foreign direct investment flows as economic and political conditions continue to stabilise as had been the case over the last ten years. Africa had seen a mining and energy driven recovery, which had the domino effect of an increase in disposable income, which would, in turn, require an increase in foreign direct investment, he noted. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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

 

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8. Business: South Africa Small Business Academy
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The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) has launched its USB Small Business Academy (SBA). The SBA is in line with the business school’s social engagement philosophy and is aimed at training and supporting small business owners within the Western Cape’s townships. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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9. Business: Unemployment in Africa
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Africans aged between 15 and 24 currently comprise 60% of the continent’s unemployed, with 22-million of those 40-million unemployed youths having abandoned the search for a job, the latest ‘African Economic Outlook’ warns. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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10. Education: Classroom of the Future
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We’re giving you the chance to win a Classroom of the Future for your school! It’s time to Unthink the classroom of today…to set their vision of the perfect future classroom free! Maybe they dream of a science lab complete with “living” dinosaurs. Perhaps it’s not a room at all. After all, it’s your dream. Polyvision is asking teachers and educators to reimagine. Recreate. And get ready for the chance to realize the dream of a classroom of tomorrow, today! To read the report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web site on Education.

 

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11. Education: Railroad Picture Archives
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For fans of trainspotting, this website is a veritable cornucopia of wonderful images and conversation. The site contains over 2.7 million photos, with images of over 125,000 locomotives, and over 25,000 documented locations. Visitors can browse the collection by locomotives present in each photo and also use the New Photo Albums area to look for albums that cover Amtrak routes, Norfolk Southern divisions, and New Jersey Transit. On the left-hand side of the homepage, visitors can use the View Photos area to look up materials by Contributor Picks and Editors' Picks, among other headings. Some of the more dramatic and wonderful picks include a shot of steam locomotive near Rock Island, Illinois and a steam passenger train making its way through Lawrence, Kansas.  Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012

 

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12. Education: UCLA Film & Television Archive
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In 1965, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) joined forces with the UCLA Theater Arts Department to create the ATAS/UCLA Television Library. 11 years later, the UCLA Film & Television Archive was formally established, and donations began arriving from Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and other major motion picture studios. On the ATAS website, visitors can learn about upcoming screenings and lectures, along with more about the prodigious collections. The Collections area is a great place to start investigating opportunities to borrow prints, donate materials, and license media. The online exhibitions are a pip, and visitors should not miss the UCLA Preserved Silent Animation area. Here they can watch eleven different remarkable (and very rare) films, including "The Enchanted Drawing" and "Bob's Electric Theatre." Finally, visitors can connect with the Archive via a range of social media, including Twitter and YouTube. Visit this site.

 

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012

 

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13. Education: UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning
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How can people learn from material and content delivered directly to their mobile devices? There are many organizations interested in this subject, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is one of them.

This website provides access to their working paper series on mobile learning, instructional videos, and external websites. The question is a timely one, as there is the hope that this mode of delivery can "supplement and enrich formal school and make learning more accessible, equitable, personalized and flexible for students everywhere." In the Working Paper Series area visitors can read four different papers, including "Mobile Learning for Teachers in Latin America." Additionally, the site contains recent issues of the Mobile Learning Newsletter. Visit this site.

 

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web site related to Online learning.

 

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14. Internet: Top-Level Domain for Africa
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A project to establish a continental top-level domain for Africa is gaining momentum, (also fully supported by the Delamere Group)  with UniForum South Africa set to know by July whether its application has been successful. UniForum, South Africa’s .za central registry was appointed to establish and operate the domain on behalf of Africa, said director Neil Dundas. The “dotAfrica” project was promoted and led by the African Union Commission (AUC) and supported by over 40 African governments.  To read this report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

 

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15. Travel: Tourism in South Africa
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With domestic tourism already having contributed 76% of South Africa’s total tourism volume and R20-billion to the economy in 2011, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk on Wednesday unveiled a strategy to grow domestic tourism even further. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

Editor’s Note: Visit our web page on South Africa.

 

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This month's quote

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A life without purpose is a languid, drifting thing; Every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves: This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught! ~ Thomas A. Kempis



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