How to get South Africans to buy into the next big thing in medicine

These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal. South Africa has introduced the world’s first medicine-dispensing ATMs but only a fourth of patients who could be using them actually are. In March 2018, the country rolled out the drug-dispensing units at six sites in the Free State and Gauteng, where the machines can be found in shopping malls in Alexandra, Soweto and Diepsloot. The apparatuses work just like ATMs except instead of releasing cash, they pop out medication…

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Botswana suspends its energy authority board members

The entire board of the Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) has been suspended, following an independent investigation launched after reports of alleged misconduct among its members. Eric Molale, Botswana’s Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, said the board suspension takes effect immediately. It will continue during a full inquiry into BERA members and their performance, and concerns over a “breakdown of corporate governance” at the agency. “While such reports have always been of great concern to the Minister, good governance required that the Minister’s decision be informed…

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Gordon Manuel – Serving Up A New Food Philosophy

Chef Gordon Manuel “In our industry there is nothing better than having full restaurants!” declares Gordon Manuel, the newly appointed group executive chef of The Endless Group (which includes Endless Horizons in Durban, Wildekrans and Endless Vineyards in Botriver, Overberg in the Western Cape). Based at the latter, he will be responsible for “anything food” – from menu design to keeping up standards and training and will travel between the Western Cape and Durban to ensure that only the very best fare is plated. Having grown up in Durban where he completed his…

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Kamala Harris Claps Back At Question About Being Biden’s VP

Months before the first presidential primary was scheduled to take place, political pundits and politicians alike have been eagerly gravitating toward the notion that Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee in the 2020 election. Even before the former vice president made his candidacy official, there were rumors floating around that he wanted to groom Stacey Abrams to be his running mate. There seemed to be no doubt in his mind that he would be the next president. The only question, it seemed, was who would be his running mate.…

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Centurion advises on Block B2 EPSA in South Sudan and Confirms its Place as Africa’s Leading Law Firm in Booming Oil Industry

NJ Ayuk Juba, 7 May 2019: Centurion Law Group (“Centurion”), Africa’s leading energy law firm, drafted, negotiated and advised on the Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) for the B2 Block signed this week between South Sudan and South Africa. This is the second EPSA negotiated by Centurion in South Sudan since the country’s independence. Back in 2017, Centurion had advised and negotiated the EPSA of Oranto Petroleum for Block B3, currently under exploration. Under the agreement signed on Monday in Juba, South Africa’s state-owned Strategic Fuel Fund (“SFF”) has…

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Assange is not a journalist (If journalists are propagandists for the ruling class)

However, if we go by the more common, less restrictive definitions, anyone who compiles and transmits information to a willing audience is a journalist. Some are good, most are awful, even evil, but Julian Assange is historic. Saying he is not a journalist is like saying Charles Darwin wasn’t a biologist, Albert Einstein wasn’t a physicist, LeBron James can’t play basketball, and by the way, Galileo Galilei was wrong. The earth is flat after all and we are the centre of the universe. Assange is a genius who could have…

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3rd Liberian Mining, Energy & Petroleum Conference & Exhibition

Building on the successes of the first 2 editions, the 3rd Liberian International Mining, Energy and Petroleum Conference and Exhibition will be an all-encompassing event comprising of 2 days of insightful presentations, panel discussions, informative keynotes and a highly lucrative trade show. The event is being organised by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Republic of Liberia in partnership with AME Trade Ltd, United Kingdom. The event will be attended by top government officials with C level executives from the leading mining, energy and petroleum houses along with solution providers, investors, and key other stakeholders. LIMEP 2019 is a ‘must-attend’ event to…

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