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It is the month of Red Roses, Red Hearts, Chocolates, Champagne and Candlelit dinners. The shops have replaced the colour of Christmas with red hearts, roses, cupids, white teddy bears and other soft toys and products with love messages.
We are also in the Valentine mood and on page 7 we are giving away 10 CD’s, 40 Amazing love songs performed by various artists and kindly sponsored by EMI Music South Africa to 10 lucky readers.
Op die sportvelde doen ons sporthelde en heldinne goed en wens ons almal van die atlete, …

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Eating fruit on an empty stomach
L.B. writes:
After reading the article in the January 2011 edition, my whole family changed our diet and are now eating more fruit during the day and before meals.
We are now full of energy and overall experiencing greater wellness.
However, we do not believe that fruit alone can heal cancer but it could very well prevent cancer cells from developing.
Halo around the sun
J. K. writes:
People will remember the strange circle around the sun a few months ago.
Was the halo not the reason for the heavy rains …

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University receives donation from Education Legend

The celebrated alumnus, Ms Elizabeth Steijn, who passed away in January 2010, has bequeathed R7m to the University of Pretoria to be used for the awarding of bursaries to students who are financially needy or academically deserving, as well as to support the Centre for Contextual Ministry.
Prof De la Rey hailed Ms Steijn as a person who had a sense of vision about the future and who ensured that the fundamental value of education continues long after her death.
The first bursaries will be awarded in 2012.

From left to right:  Mrs …

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Die Universiteit van Pretoria (UP) is besorg oor sy studente se akademiese en persoonlike sukses.
By UP oorskry die sukses en deursetsyfer van voorgraadse studente nasionale asook internasionale standaarde, en steeds is die Universiteit nie tevrede met hierdie uitnemendheid nie.
Sedert 2009 is prof Nthabiseng Ogude, die Viserektor: Onderrig en Leer, aan die hoof van ’n beheerkomitee vir studentebehoud en sukses.
Die komitee het met die daarstelling van fakulteitsgebaseerde modelle vir studenteondersteuning verskeie suksesse behaal.
Sedert 2011 is ’n nuwe inisiatief die verlenging van die eerstejaarstudente se oriënteringsperiode, om hulle sodoende met die nodige …

Health »

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Sign up for a cancer-free world

The year 2011 promises to be an important year, not only for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), but also for the bigger global cancer community.
With World Cancer Day on 4 February 2011, CANSA showed its commitment to the fight by declaring that “Together we are stronger”.
With the UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases taking place in September, member countries of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) will put the global cancer burden on the UN’s agenda by getting a million people to sign a declaration against cancer.
The World …

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Nuwe jaar bring nuwe uitdagings

Die Centurion Sakekamer het op 25 Januarie 2011 die jaar afgeskop met ‘n lewendige netwerksessie by die Protea Hotel Waterfront Centurion.
‘n Groot aantal teenwoordigers het die sessie vir die eerste keer bygewoon wat toon dat daar daadwerklike belangstelling in die sakekamer is.
Die voorsitter, Louis Fivaz het ‘n oorsig van die sakekamer se bedrywighede in 2010 gelewer en die teenwoordigers ook kortliks oor die nuwe benaderings vir 2011 ingelig.
Die sakekamer beoog om die sentrale besigheidsgebied in 2011 met behulp van die nuutgestigte Tshwane Business Chamber te verbeter.
Die administratiewe kantoor se werksaamhede, …

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Soft Skills Workshop to increase Emotional Intelligence

Recent research from Harvard University shows that successful CEO’s and senior managers in Fortune 500

companieshave levels of emotional intelligence above that of the general workforce.
They’ve also found that employees who have higher levels of emotional intelligence are more likely to cope with organisational stress, with less absenteeism and higher job satisfaction.
Emotional Intelligence is also a vital ingredient in successful customer service and sales, in managing people and in team work.
Soft skills are increasingly becoming the hard skills of today’s work force.
It’s just not enough to be highly trained in …

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Submitted by Vincent Macaskill
So what are the I.T industry’s biggest players predicting for 2011? Here are some of the most popular trends currently being talked about:
3D Without The Glasses –
At a recent conference, brands like NEC, Samsung and Toshiba have paraded 3D television images without the need for you to wear special glasses. Unfortunately due to current cost, the target market is commercial advertising and not your living room.
Social Media Money –
Facebook game users will be familiar with earning or buying credits for virtual upgrades or additions to their games. …

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The Hennops Valley Conservancy negotiated the lease of a piece of land at a minimal cost from the Costas Cheese Shop.
The land has three existing sheds which are in the process of being revamped and will be utilized for community upliftment with an anticipated employment opportunity for at least 300 people.
The Hennops Valley Conservancy intends establishing an informal business sector project on the leased site that will include amongst others, arts & crafts stalls where skilled traders could manufacture and sell their wares seven days a week.
A consistent weekend flea …

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New Tukkie plants a new Jacket-Plum tree

The TuksAlumni Office at the University of Pretoria presented their annual tree planting ceremony on the Hatfield campus during the University’s Welcoming Day for first-year students on 29 January 2011.
Three Jacket-Plum trees (Pappea capensis) were planted by, respectively, a first-year student, Ms Urooge Haq, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey and Mr Willie Spies, chairperson of the TuksAlumni Board.
This custom to plant a tree during Welcoming Day on behalf of the class of the respective year originated in 2001.
The first-year student represents the year group while the …