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Edition of 1 April 2016 # 278

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IN THIS ISSUE

 

  1. Business: Botswana Power Supply in Jeopardy?
  2. Business: BRICS Bank in South Africa is Searching for Staff?
  3. Business: Cheaper Oil Means Changes in Shipping Routes
  4. Business & Education: Copyright & Fair Use Evaluator
  5. Business & Education: Meaningful Report About South Africa Today
  6. Business: Doing Business in Africa?
  7. Business: Problems With the Mandatory Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in South Africa
  8. Business & Education: For Students of Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) Update
  9. Education & Environment: Bear, Lion & Tiger Become an Inseparable Trio
  10. Education & Business: How Kenyans Are Using the Internet to Make Money
  11. Education & Environment: More Reckless Slaughter of the White Rhino
  12. Education: Utah Education Network - Multimedia Resources
  13. Education: Women in the 19th Century
  14. Education & Environment: Protest Against This Immoral Action?
  15. Real Estate: How the Grosvenor Property Empire of London Spread Across the World
  16. Real Estate: Most Expensive Street in South Africa
  17. Real Estate: Problems For Real Estate in Ireland

 

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1. Business: Botswana Power Supply in Jeopardy?
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Botswana could sell its troubled 600 MW Chinese-built power station, the energy minister said on Tuesday, after it suffered constant technical hitches since its launch in 2012. Botswana's Morupule B power station, built by the China National Electric Equipment Corporation (CNEEC) at a cost of $970-million has often broken down, leading to a reliance on diesel generators and imports from South Africa. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

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

 

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2. Business:  BRICS Bank in South Africa is Searching for Staff?
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The New Development Bank (NDB), formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, is a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as an alternative to the existing American and European-dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund.The goal of the bank is to "mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries". The bank is headquartered in Shanghai, China. Treasury said in a statement the bank is in the process of establishing the Africa Regional Centre in Johannesburg, as announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his 2016 Budget Speech. South African Treasury Department said South Africans are encouraged to apply to work for the bank (Blacks only). Click here.

Editor's Note: Read also this article by the local reporter of Creamer Media, click here.



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3. Business: Cheaper Oil Means Changes in Shipping Routes
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The plummeting price of oil on international markets has had many effects – one of which is that it may be cheaper for ships to travel right around Africa and the Cape than go through the Suez Canal. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

 

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4. Business & Education: Copyright & Fair Use Evaluator
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In the United States, use of copyrighted material is considered fair when it is done for a limited and transformative purpose. Knowing what is determined fair use and what isn't, however, is not always as easy as it sounds. The Fair Use Evaluator, which was created by the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy, helps readers through the process of deciding what is and isn't fair use under the U.S. Copyright Code. To use the evaluator, select "Make a Fair Use Evaluation." The program will then take readers through five steps, including Getting Started, The Fair Use Evaluator, Provide Additional Information, Get a Hard or Electronic Copy, and How to Use Your Analysis. In addition, on the homepage readers may also select Learn More About Fair Use, for basic information about fair use guidelines. As an interactive tool, the Evaluator is a helpful resource for anyone unsure about fairness of use. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016

Editor’s Note: Visit our web page on writing skills. Read also this page from the US Government on Copyright Laws.

Visit another very useful site regarding the subject of Creative Commons Strategy. Click here.

To watch a short video on YouTube that explains more fully the Creative Commons Strategy, click here.


 

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5. Business & Education: Meaningful Report About South Africa Today
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The last white prime Minster of South Africa, F W De Klerk reminisces about his 80 years of life in South Africa. “Growing up as an Afrikaner boy in the 30s and 40s was so different from the South Africa of today that we could have been living on a different planet. Our primary concern was Afrikaner nationalism and the re-establishment of the Republics that we had lost only 40 years earlier. Our main opponents were the "Sappe" - members of the United Party - who favored closer ties with Britain.”  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (SABC)

 

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6. Business: Doing Business in Africa?
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On June 24, 2015, Uganda city lawyer Bob Kasango appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to explain himself regarding the Shs15.4Bn he dishonestly obtained from government as his fees for represented a total of 6339 pensioners. Kasango told the committee it is Justice John Keitirima who signed the court documents he (Kasango) used to obtain the money. The lawyer said Keitirima asked for Shs500m bribe to sign the documents. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Uganda News)

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

 

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7. Business: Problems With the Mandatory Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in South Africa

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The difficulty companies have in preventing their mandatory black economic empowerment (BEE) ownership arrangements from unraveling when BEE shareholders sell out is highlighted by top South African business leader Patrice Motsepe.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (Creamer Media)

 

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8. Business & Education: For Students of Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
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President Robert Mugabe returned at the end of January from his annual month-long Christmas holiday in the East – no matter that there was a famine unfolding in his country – refreshed for the year ahead and looking forward to celebrating his 92nd birthday in February, another feast in the midst of the famine around him. “When god calls me, I will come,” he said. “But until then I will be ruling this country.” A few years ago he told a Japanese newspaper that his detractors were hoping for him to die, but, he went on, “I would remind them that my mother died at the age of 102.” To read these two enlightening articles, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note: More signs of the times in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) major hospitals are now unable to keep operating, what next? Read more.

Plus read the latest fraud, a multi-million dollar scam by the Government and its cronies, click here.

 

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9. Education & Environment: Bear, Lion & Tiger Become an Inseparable Trio
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No one can understand the phrase "opposites attract" better than this trio. An American black bear, an African lion, and a Bengal tiger are the best of friends at the Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary (NAAS) in Locust Grove, Georgia, USA. In fact, they're known collectively as the BLT (an acronym for bear, lion and tiger) around the rescue center. To read this inspiring report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (MSN)

 

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10. Education & Business: How Kenyans Are Using the Internet to Make Money
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Gone are the days when one newspaper would make the rounds in the office so that everyone could get a chance to catch up on what’s going on locally and internationally. Now, it’s a matter of prioritizing, which of the many news sites to go through first. Once the online local dailies are read to satisfaction, BBC, Huffington Post, The Washington Post and The Daily Mail will get a visit, to see what else is going on around the world. The internet has unquestionably revolutionised information sharing and access.  Plus many locals in Kenya are now earning a living from the Internet. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (DM)

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Internet Marketing.

 

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11. Education & Environment: More Reckless Slaughter of the White Rhino in South Africa
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Two white rhino cows have been killed and a rhino bull wounded by poachers in the Eastern Cape, of South Africa. There are an estimated 20,000 white rhino left in the world, with most of those in South Africa. Poaching figures have climbed in recent years. In 2007 only 13 rhino were poached in South Africa. By 2015, this had climbed to 1 175, which was slightly down on the record 1 215 killed by poachers in 2014. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (SABC)

Editor’s Note: The mass slaughter of rhinos has increased for the sixth year in a row, according to grim new figures from international researchers. At least 1,338 of the iconic animals were killed for their horns in Africa last year. This is the greatest loss in a single year since an intense wave of poaching began recently. Since 2008, as many as 5,940 rhinos have been killed although scientists fear that could be an underestimate. Read more.


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12. Education: Utah Education Network - Multimedia Resources
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The Utah Education Network (UEN) has assembled an exciting array of multimedia resources on its website. The content has been divided into seven categories: Pictures, ClipArt & Images; Videos, Movies & Streaming Resources; Multiple Media Types; Sounds, Audio & Music; PowerPoint & Multimedia Slideshow Resources; Search Engines for Resources; and Related Materials. Each category contains worthwhile finds. For example, the American Memory Project is part of the Pictures, ClipArt & Images collection. Here, readers may peruse the Library of Congress's resources on a range of collections, from advertising to women's history. Likewise, from the Multiple Media Types category, readers will find links to the NASA Image Exchange, the National Science Digital Library (NSDL), and American Rhetoric, each of which contains unique educational worlds. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016

 

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13. Education: Women in the 19th Century
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This site from the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) interrogates the changing images of women over the course of the 19th century, both as objects of beauty and as moral (or immoral) actors on the social stage. Analyzed over 13 chapters, the online exhibit uses prints and paintings to unpack such topics as the Standard of Beauty, Women & Religious Authority, Women in Public Life, and Images of Women as Advertising Strategies. Along the way readers will not only be treated to an advanced visual rhetoric centered on the images of the day, but a well composed text that elucidates these issues as they developed through the 19th century. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016

 

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14. Education & Environment: Protest Against This Immoral Action?
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Three American zoos have pulled off an audacious clandestine operation to fly a group of elephants out of Swaziland despite a legal challenge to block the transfer, enraging conservationists who claim that removing elephants from the wild for display in zoos is cruel and outdated. The 18 elephants – three males and 15 females ranging in age from six to 25 – were sedated, loaded onto crates and placed on a large cargo plane that arrived in Swaziland at around 7.30am local time on Tuesday. Pictures taken at the scene show several large crates, ostensibly for elephants, being picked up by a crane and placed onto trucks. To read the full report and lodge your protest, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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15. Real Estate: How the Grosvenor Property Empire of London Spread Across the World
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This property empire owned by Gerald Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster and Britain’s wealthiest man, the group has three arms: the property and fund management business; an industrial division made up of food and energy investments; and the family office, comprising an art collection of old masters from Velasquez to Stubbs and Rembrandt. To read the full report, and learn the simple lesson that real estate is still the best investment, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Property Investing


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16. Real Estate: Most Expensive Street in South Africa
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African buyers often came from Nigeria, Senegal and Kenya while European buyers followed the sun, leading them to spend six months of the year in their Bantry Bay, Cape Town, residences.  To read more about this fascinating report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (IOL)

Editor’s Note: One of our regular readers asked after reading this article, “How does a guy like Tokyo Sexwale, who is a prominent member of the ANC and a “communist” who was penniless a few years ago, accumulate such massive wealth, now listed as a billionaire, while most of the blacks in South Africa are still living in such squalid conditions?”

Dear Reader: “If we knew how, then we would be joining the ANC, and making friends with their leaders and their cronies. As a black South African, we encourage you to read the background and shady, suspect business dealings of this individual and you might get some ideas of how you too can become a billionaire in South Africa. For more information, click here.”

 

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17. Real Estate: Problems For Real Estate in Ireland
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The issuing of notices to 60 families in West Dublin, Ireland to quit their rental accommodation after a deal done by a Goldman Sachs vulture fund with indebted developers. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Irish Times)

 

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Photo of the Month
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Today we offer a very short glimpse of the beautiful dolphins swimming in one of our favorite spots in South Africa, Hout Bay. So relax and enjoy. Click here. (Make sure your sound is turned on.)

 

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This month's quote

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"Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome." ~ Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English Author

 

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Book of the Month
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"The Performance Economy" ~ by Walter R. Stahel

The industrial economy is transforming from a production-based model into a more intelligent performance-based model. Yet despite the proven benefits that selling performance provides, too many managers and policy makers still focus on designing, manufacturing, and selling goods using costly economic models and production methods. Replete with case studies, new examples, and decades of proven research, the second edition of The Performance Economy outlines the strategies needed to face tomorrow's challenges by using science and knowledge to improve product performance, create jobs, and increase wealth and welfare. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.


Editor’s Note
: Don’t forget that we also have an online book store, Delamere International Bookshop. We represent a number of major leading book suppliers that concentrate on non-fiction books related to business, employment, marketing, investing & finance, real estate, and conducting international trade. Click here.


 

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