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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 March 2008 #181

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Cape Town Film Studios
2. Business: Good News in the South African Budget
3. Business: Growth Rates in Africa
4. Business: Future Hope for Africa?
5. Business: Mass Exodus of Health Professionals From South Africa
6. Business: Trade Between China and Africa
7. Education & Environment: Going Green
8. Education: Research Articles from Harvard University
9. Education & Travel: Website for Welsh Cultural History

 

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1. Business: Cape Town Film Studios
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December 2007 saw the finalisation of agreements and contracts to conclude the Cape Town Film Studios (formally known as Dreamworld) deal by shareholders Videovision, Sabido Investments Pty Ltd, the Rico Trust, the Helderberg African Chamber of Commerce and Wesgro, the Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group publishes and distributes a Digital Online Magazine and Buyers Guide for the Digital Cinema Industry, visit our site and also feel free to subscribe to our free weekly Newsletter. Click on this link.

 

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2. Business: Good News in the South African Budget
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CAPE TOWN - Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has announced a one percentage point cut in the corporate tax rate, a dramatic move costing R5bn, which is expected to boost investment and the stock market. This makes investment in South Africa even more attractive. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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3. Business: Growth Rates in Africa
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Rapid economic growth rates in Africa are at risk from a global downturn, the head of the International Monetary Fund told West African leaders on Monday. To read the full article, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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4. Business: Future Hope for Africa?
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President Bush's trip to Africa and promise of increased foreign aid will do little or nothing to solve the ongoing tragedy in most places on the south-of-Sahara African continent. To read this enlightening report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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5. Business: Mass Exodus of Health Professionals From South Africa
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Almost half the health professionals questioned in a recent study said they were likely to leave South Africa within the next five years, and one-quarter wanted to leave within two years. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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6. Business: Trade Between China and Africa
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The value of trade between China and Africa had increased by 24% to $74 billion between 1995 and 2007 according to figures released by the Trade Law Centre of Southern Africa (Tralac) today. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Education & Environment: Going Green
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Going "green" can be a challenge but it doesn't have to be. National Geographic created this site to provide the public with information about various green-friendly products, services, and so on. The homepage presents users with a "Tip of The Week", a selection of picks from the editors of the site, and a number of articles on topics such as wind farms, environmentally-friendly cleaning products, and conserving water. The "Green Home Makeover" area is worth a look, as visitors can learn about working on different rooms in the house, including the living room, the laundry room, and the bathroom. Finally, the site includes links to a clutch of weblogs, including "Home Green Home" and "The Ecopolitan". Visit this site.

 

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8. Education: Research Articles from Harvard University
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Harvard University will soon begin posting research and articles produced by its faculty on the Internet for free. Visit this site.


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9. Education & Travel: Website for Welsh Cultural History
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The rich cultural history of Wales is the focus of this rather fine website created by a consortium of institutions that included the National Library of Wales, the Federation of Welsh Museums, and the Welsh County Archivists Group.

The website was launched in 2003 and currently contains over 20,000 images of objects, books, letters, aerial photographs, and other documents culled from Welsh institutions. From the homepage, visitors can click on one of many topical areas. These areas include "The Domestic Sphere", "This and That", "Protest and Politics", and "Transport". The geographically-minded can elect to use the interactive map of Wales to look for materials of interest, or they can type in the name of a town or village.

Visitors should definitely not miss the "Film" area of the site, as they can view close to thirty short films, such as "Turn Out of the Cardiff Fire Brigade" from 1924 and the moving portrait of Bardsey Island (or Ynys Enlli) from 1953 titled "The Island in the Current". It's worth noting that many of the materials here are also made available in Welsh. Visit this site.


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This month's quote
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"We are often so caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey. Especially the goodness of the people we meet along the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don't overlook it." ~ Author Unknown

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