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Edition of 1 May 2011 #219

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Gold Mining in Zimbabwe
2. Business: Investing in Namibia
3. Business: Investing in South Africa
4. Business: Microsoft Investing in South Africa
5. Business: UK & India Trade to Boom
6. Business: World Class Film Facility Outside Cape Town
7. Education: Future of South Africa Depends on Education
8. Education: History of Colonialism
9. Travel & Education: City of Leeds, England
10. Travel: From Russia with Love
11. Travel: Visit Delhi, India

 

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1. Business: Gold Mining in Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe's gold mining sector would need $1-billion over the next five years to get the industry back on track, a consultant for TSX- and Aim-listed Caledonia, which operates a gold mine in that country, said on Wednesday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (Creamer Mining News ZA)

 

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2. Business: Investing in Namibia
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South African-based Gecko company is to invest $1.8 billion to build three chemical acid plants and a harbour in Namibia to serve the uranium mining industry. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our web page on Namibia for more opportunities.

 

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3. Business: Investing in South Africa
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South Africa expects R115-billion worth of investments flowing into Africa's biggest economy over the next three years, the Trade and Industry Minister said on Tuesday. Deals would come from the emerging market BRICS powers as well as Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the United States and countries in the Middle East. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (Creamer Engineering)


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

 

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4. Business: Microsoft Investing in South Africa
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MICROSOFT SA announced today that it would invest R475m in four black-owned software firms to meet black economic empowerment (BEE) rules. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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5. Business: UK & India Trade to Boom
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Trade and Investment Minister Stephen Green, a former banker, said the government placed building the UK-India relationship among its top priorities, because the expected growth of the Indian economy "means lots of business opportunities for UK companies". With a population of 1.2 billion, more than half of whom are under 24 years old, the country is seeing its gross domestic product - put at $1.24 trillion (R8.4 trillion) in 2009 - grow at more than 7.3 percent a year, and is expected to become the world's fourth-largest economy by 2020. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our web page on India

 

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6. Business: World Class Film Facility Outside Cape Town
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A R350m investment into a state of the art film facility outside of Cape Town is expected to transform the city from a diverse and useful site from which to shoot advertisements and films, into a dynamic film hub where the traditional film industry can converge with the modern media industry, and international movie makers will be attracted by the state of the art facilities available.

The studio, known as Cape Town Film Studios, proved it has what it takes to compete with the world's best movie studios. This month the makers of Judge Dredd, a movie based on a popular comic book figure, completed their filming of the complex 3D movie - on time and without problems.

It was shot entirely in studio, using at least 20 purpose built film sets on the four 'stages' that together cover at least 17 000 square meters of production facilities. Producers made use of the high tech computer systems, animation technology and post production facilities available at the site. "In the past a film like this would have been shot in one of the classic studios around the world," says Nico Dekker, CEO of Cape Town Film Studios.

South Africa's film industry has come a long way since 1995, when the first foreign film production companies started using this country as a location for feature films and commercials. For more details, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Education: Future of South Africa Depends on Education
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Poor education and skills levels are "serious" impediments to job creation in South Africa, which aims to create five-million jobs over ten years, Econometrix chief economist Azar Jammine said. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (Creamer Engineering News)

Editor's Note: Visit the web site of Delamere Education Services.

 

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8. Education: History of Colonialism
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The history of colonialism is a compelling one, and it can be narrated through first-hand documents such as journals, drawings, or photographs. This particular digital collection from the Harvard College Library contains more than 700 images which offer insight into European perspectives on how popular perceptions of Asia and Africa were created and disseminated.

The collection is primarily made up of late-19th and early-20th century trade cards and illustrated European newspapers. Visitors can use the collection to draw contrasts between colonial powers, such as the French, the British and the Dutch. First-time visitors will want to dive right into the collection, and the image viewer offered here allows visitors to zoom in for a closer look. While all of the items here are quite worthy, users shouldn't miss the cards created for the Liebig's Extract of Meat Company or the views of Bangkok. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011

 

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9. Travel & Education: City of Leeds, England
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Leeds is a city in England that began as a market town in the Middle Ages, and now has an extensive and well-designed website that offers visitors more than a dozen guided virtual tours, a link to over 5,000 playbills from 1781 to the 1990s, and a large photographic archive of the city. Visitors to the online archive have the opportunity to send free webcards of Leeds' images, and they can also leave comments on the images here as well. Visitors can view the comments by enlarging the selected image to full-size.

The guided virtual tours available include "Life in Leeds During the Second World War", which has photos of bomb shelters, buildings damaged by bombs, and VE and VJ day celebrations. Each image is accompanied by an explanatory caption of what is going on in the photo, such as the photo of women preparing ration books in 1939. The caption states that "typical weekly rations for one person were: 4oz bacon per week, 2-4oz tea, 1-8oz cheese, 8oz sugar." Other guided virtual tours include "The Old Pubs of Leeds", "Going Out in Leeds", "Leeds City Centre in the 1950s", and "The Municipal Buildings - A History". Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011

 


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10. Travel: From Russia with Love
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A growing numbers of wealthy Russian visitors are helping Scotland's tourism industry withstand the economic downturn. Hotels and luxury resorts throughout the country have been able to cope with a dramatic drop in corporate business and a slump in visitors from North America thanks to big-spending Russians. Hotel bills of around £20,000 for a 10-day stay for two are said to be commonplace. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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11. Travel: Visit New Delhi, India
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Our reporter was in India to mark the 100th anniversary of George V switching the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens then masterminded the redesign of the city into New Delhi. Not that there is much affection today for George V, whose son, George VI, was the subject of the Best Picture winner at this year's Oscars, The King's Speech. To read more, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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Book of the Month
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"The Zulu Principle" ~ Jim Slater

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From The Zulu Principle you will learn exactly when to buy shares and, even more important, when to sell - in essence, how to to make 'extraordinary profits from ordinary shares'. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop




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This month's quote

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"Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." ~ Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish Dramatist and Poet

Editor's Note: Visit our previous page about Oscar Wilde. Item No. 13


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