Daily Archives: September 3, 2013

Corruption thrives, 17110 cases, 2638 officials guilty

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PRETORIA: (By Jody Foster)– Corruption is an order of day in South Africa as 17110 corruption cases documented finding around 2638 officials guilty for being involved in malpractices, misappropriations and kickbacks. read more

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Govt plans million trees plantation in 2013

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HAMMARDALE: (By Steve Jobs)– With a view to increase tree density, South Africa government has mapped out a plan to plant a million trees by the end of this year across the country. read more

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ETF and index investing

Some great, low cost indexed unit trusts are giving the ETF industry a run for its money.

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Gadgetwise: A Television Designed for the Outdoors

The SunBrite borrows technology from industrial televisions to withstand the elements. read more

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Gadgetwise: Headphones Carry Music and Outside Noise

A device adds a microphone to headphones, allowing in environmental sounds to provide alerts to hazards. read more

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Bezos Makes First Visit to Washington Post as Owner

In an interview, Jeffrey P. Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, said he expected the newspaper to have a new “golden era” under his ownership. read more

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Ride service Uber hires new CFO from Google

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Privately held ride service Uber, which has raised more than $300 million from investors, announced on Tuesday it hired a chief financial officer and a head of growth with experience at publicly held companies Google Inc and Facebook Inc. read more

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Insight: As Finland reels, Microsoft doubles down with Nokia phone deal

HELSINKI/SEATTLE (Reuters) – In an era when shiny new tech start-ups can be worth tens of billions of dollars, Microsoft’s deal to acquire Nokia’s mobile handset business for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion) is a modest one from a strictly financial point of view. read more

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Why Nokia didn't sell its patents to Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft Corp, but by hanging on to its valuable patent portfolio, the Finnish company could also get a big future payoff at the expense of Android phone makers. read more

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Monkey's alarm calls reveal predator location

Black-fronted titis vocal pitches to detail and expose threats. read more

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NASA Readies Lunar Mission, Invites International Participation

The U.S. space agency is launching a mission to study the moon from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on September 7 around 0330 UTC.
 
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, known as LADEE, is NASA’s newest robotic mission.  LADEE is the size of a small car, and it will collect data for 100 days as it orbits our moon.  read more

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Guptagate officials to be 'hung out to dry'

High-ranking military personnel caught up in the Guptagate scandal will be “hung out to dry”.

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Drug dealing soars at OR Tambo airport

Illegal trading in drugs at South Africa’s biggest airport has more than doubled in the wake of an influx of South American drug peddlers.

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Rooivalk holds key to DRC conflict – UN

The UN wants the red tape delaying the deployment of South Africa’s Rooivalk attack helicopters, for the intervention brigade fighting the M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, slashed.

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