Daily Archives: September 1, 2013

MTN Uganda concludes the mandatory SIM card registration exercise with 96% of its customer base registered

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Alliance One Tobacco Malawi Limited donates K5m labour ward to Lilongwe Hospital

Allianbce One Tobacco Limited on Thursday donated a K5 million worth labour ward and equipment to Likuni Mission Hospital in Lilongwe. read more

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Zurich Insurance probes CFO’s suicide

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Obesity could be caused by bacteria: French study reveals

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Ideanomics Global Hosts the 2nd Women in Leadership Africa Forum & Awards in East Africa

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Learners and school leavers welcome at free Career Indaba in Cape Town in September

“This event really makes a difference in the lives of young people” read more

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African Green Revolution Forum to bring together leading agricultural figures in Maputo

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Matrix to Showcase Office-in-a-Box Solution at NigeriaCom 2013

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Is discrimination against women in IT all in the mind?

Do African women have more to prove? read more

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SA Schools Can Now Print TextBooks and Study Guides. Thanks To Paperight And Riso Africa

Here is an initiative to let South African schools print their own textbooks.
In this way, parents and teachers can take action themselves in the face of continued textbook shortages.
Thanks to Paperight and Riso Africa, the two groups are making it easy for schools to print their own textbooks.
According the the groups, despite the efforts of publishers and Government, many schools still don’t receive enough textbooks for learners.
And many Matrics have no easy access to past examination  papers and study guides for revision.
Speaking to the Mail & Guardian newspaperrecently, one teacher explained that, “In my 12 years of teaching in Senekal, there has not been a year in which learners had all the textbooks they needed. This is why the system continues to produce learners who can’t read and write.”
By empowering schools to print their own textbooks, Paperight enables teachers and parents to take action themselves.

Schools with a paperight.com account can download and print books as needed, for instance when topping up shortfalls in setwork books or providing learners with extra study guides.
Further revealed is that printing learning materials through Paperight is completely legal.

“Publishers really want to solve the problem of access to books in South Africa,” explains Arthur Attwell, founder of Paperight. “So they allow our network of schools and copy shops to print out books in return for a small licence fee.”
Working with Riso, that possibility becomes even more attractive.

“Riso and Paperight is sparking nothing less than a revolution”, says Sonia Anderson, Marketing & Environmental Manager for Riso Africa. “Our ComColor machines let schools print out textbooks for less than their retail price, bound and in full colour. A 600-page textbook prints and binds in 6 minutes.”

“We’re also excited about working with Riso because of their environmental pedigree,” says Attwell. “Riso machines require very little power, making them among the greenest in the world. They’ll even run off a UPS, making them perfect for schools where electricity is unreliable.”
Under the terms of the Paperight deal, Riso will contribute towards the publishers’ licence fees on behalf of schools that use their machines.

Schools that enter into a contract with Riso Africa will receive a pre-paid paperight.com account, which they can use to legally print books, including study guides and past matric exam papers.

Paperight already offers over 1700 different books, including titles from Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press.
In February, Paperight was officially congratulated by Parliament, whose endorsement “acknowledges the importance of making published works easily accessible to millions of people throughout Africa; and … encourages publishers to register with Paperight in making their works accessible to all.”
Paperight is the world’s largest network of print-on-demand bookstores, with over 200 outlets throughout South Africa offering over 1700 fiction and non-fiction titles, including the country’s most comprehensive library of past matric exam papers. See www.paperight.com.

Also, Founded in 1946, RISO ™ (the Japanese word for ideal) develops unique copier-printers designed to work in harmony with nature, delivering incredible performance at a fraction of the cost, time and energy consumption involved with conventional printing technologies. See www.riso.co.za.

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Top 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Business Opportunity for You

The 20th anniversary edition of the Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo (BOFE) in partnership with platinum sponsor, Eskom takes place from 12-15 September 2013 at the Coca-Cola dome in Johannesburg. read more

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Exciting news…download the Syntell Sustainability 2013 programme and agenda today!

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Building industry pushes varsities to adopt new trends

Players in the construction industry are pushing universities to equip architecture students with new hands-on skills as the sector undergoes rapid expansion. 

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