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2014-01-07 12:29:16

LONDON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Southern African Cement Industry Production and Investment Forecasts Exploration of the Sub-region's Top 3 Country MarketsThis research service provides the production and investment forecasts for the cement industry within Southern Africa for the years 2009 to 2018. Three Southern African countries--South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe--were selected for in-depth analysis based on their...

2014-01-06 12:26:47

JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TBWA\South Africa has purchased 80% of Johannesburg-based HDI Youth Marketeers for an undisclosed sum. HDI's management will retain the remaining 20% of the company. HDI, a dedicated youth marketing consultancy, was started in 1996 by founder and current Chief Executive Officer, Liesl Loubser, with the stated objective of connecting brands to people aged 3 to 23 via platforms like the Junior Board of Directors and Generation Next, an annual...

2014-01-06 12:22:56

LONDON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Production and Investment Forecasts of the Platinum Mining Industry in Southern AfricaIncreasing World Vehicle Fleet will Stimulate Platinum Production in Southern AfricaThis research service provides a detailed and up-to-date market intelligence on production and investment trends in the platinum mining industry in Southern Africa. Southern Africa hosts over 87% of the world's platinum...

2013-12-20 10:18:03

GSA Bulletin articles posted online ahead of print on 6 and 13 December 2013 cover earthquake hazards of the Santa Barbara suburban area; apatite and the skeletons of early animals; the peculiar geological features of Faial (Azores, Portugal); the nature of Mount Rainier; the origin of Pearya terrane, Canada; a re-interpretation of the Chilhowee Group of the Appalachian Blue Ridge; and more. Authors hale from the U.S., Italy, South Africa, and Canada. GSA Bulletin articles published ahead...

Paul Walker Most Searched Person, Trending Topic On Google In 2013
2013-12-17 13:00:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This year has not been without news, but the recent deaths of actor Paul Walker and former South African President Nelson Mandela topped the list of top-trending searches for 2013. “Paul Walker,” "Boston Marathon Bombing," and "Nelson Mandela" were the three top trending search terms on Google’s global list of searches, respectively. For 2013, the search giant surveyed the results of 72 countries, which is the largest sample...


Latest South Africa Reference Libraries

Optimal Energy Joule
2014-06-18 06:24:29

The Joule was produced by Optimal Energy based in Cape Town, South Africa. It was an electric six-seat passenger car first thought of in 2004. It was shown to the public at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Changes were made and shown again at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Production of the Joule stopped in April 2012 and Optimal Energy announced it was closing down in June 2012. The Joule was an electric car designed by Keith Helfet, who also designed the Jaguar XJ220 and the Jaguar F-type...

Grootslang
2014-04-22 13:29:14

The Grootslang is a legendary creature said to inhabit a cave in Richtersveld, South Africa, as well as warm freshwater rivers and swamps. The name Grootslang loosely translates to “big snake.” The legend of the Grootslang tells that the creature has been around since the world began. Allegedly the creature was a mistake that the Gods created. Upon realizing what they had done, the Gods split the Grootslang into two creatures. The first elephants and the first snakes. However, one...

African Red Toad, Schismaderma Carens
2013-11-22 13:31:33

The African Red Toad, Schismaderma Carens, known also as the African Split-Skin Toad, is a species of toad belonging to the family Bufonidae. It’s monotypic within the genus Schismaderma. It is located in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and possibly Lesotho. The natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, tropical or subtropical moist...

Crimson Sprite, Pseudagrion massaicum
2013-08-22 12:58:43

The crimson sprite (Pseudagrion massaicum), also known as the Masai sprite or the vermillion sprite, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers to reside near streams and rivers in bushlands and savannahs. The total population number of the crimson sprite is unknown, but it is a locally common species in South Africa. It is thought that...

Corkscrew Clubtail, Paragomphus elpidius
2013-07-16 16:11:32

The corkscrew clubtail (Paragomphus elpidius) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers a habitat in tropical or subtropical moist and arid forests, savannahs, and shrub lands, where it can be seen near freshwater marshes, lakes, and rivers. Its population numbers are thought to be stable, although it is not known if the species holds a...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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