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2014-04-23 23:16:28

Africa Bridge today announced the successful completion of the first year of a project to invest in village farm livelihoods for families who care for vulnerable African children. Supported by a grant from The Monsanto Fund, Africa Bridge provided 224 families with start-up loans for investments in dairy cows and avocado tree seedlings. Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Africa Bridge today announced the successful completion of the first year of a project to invest in village farm...

2014-04-23 12:23:00

PANJIM, India, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by Sesa Sterlite Limited's subsidiary Cairn India Limited. Cairn India Limited Annual Financial Results for the period ended 31st March, 2014 Cairn India Limited (CIL), one of the fastest growing independent oil exploration and production companies in the world*, today announces its annual financial results for the period ending 31st March, 2014. (Logo:...

2014-04-22 16:28:29

LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Alcohol and Starch/Sugar Enzyme Market by Type (Carbohydrase, Protease, and Lipase), by Application (Industrial, Specialty) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/countries/europe/france/alcohol_starch_sugar_enzyme_market_type_carbohydrase_protease_lipase_application_industrial_specialty_geography_global_trends_forecasts_2018.htmlAlcohol enzymes are...

2014-04-17 23:05:35

Cancer survivor Lizz Huesmann reveals the key to overcoming fear and worry. Johannesburg, South Africa (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 After being diagnosed with cancer in 2012, author Lizz Huesmann realized the life-changing effects that a positive attitude can have on an individual. “Dancing in the Shadows” is a heartfelt tale of the author’s journey to healing. As readers follow the story of Huesmann and her battle with injury and cancer, they will learn lessons about love, life balance,...

2014-04-17 12:22:20

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, will introduce the modern, state-of-the-art Airbus A330-200 aircraft on its daily flights between Washington, DC-Dulles Airport and Johannesburg, South Africa via Dakar, Senegal, effective September 1, 2014. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140417/76079 The newer Airbus A330-200 is an environmentally-friendly aircraft with superior economics and strong...

2014-04-16 16:22:03

Donation follows Tutu's guest appearance on Grand World Voyage sailing Durban to Cape Town SEATTLE, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's work to spread peace, justice and democracy around the globe, Holland America Line has made a $100,000 donation to the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation (DTPF). The donation follows Tutu's appearance as a special guest lecturer on a segment of ms Amsterdam's Grand World Voyage....

2014-04-16 16:21:54

LONDON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Electronic Warfare Market Forecast Analysis (2014 - 2020) (Electronic Support, Electronic Attack and Electronic Protection)http://www.reportbuyer.com/countries/asia_pacific/south_korea/electronic_warfare_market_forecast_analysis_2014_2020_electronic_support_electronic_attack_electronic_protection.html The report provides market analysis of the global electronic warfare market over the next...

2014-04-16 16:21:26

LONDON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Smart Weapons Market Forecast Analysis (2013 - 2018)http://www.reportbuyer.com/countries/asia_pacific/south_korea/smart_weapons_market_forecast_analysis_2013_2018.html This report presents a complete analysis of the global smart weapons market across the projected period. It provides an analysis of the factors driving the market, the challenges faced by the industry, and the factors...

2014-04-15 10:25:27

Diagnostic tool easily accessible and administered by lay people in South Africa Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions. A report on the global AIDS epidemic published by the United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which has...

2014-04-15 08:27:23

April issue also features a set of essays on South Asia, two articles on Zimbabwe, and an essay on Freedom House's latest report on the state of "Freedom in the World." WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "In severely divided societies with ethnically based parties, ordinary majority rule usually results in ethnic domination," writes Donald L. Horowitz in "Ethnic Power Sharing: Three Big Problems." Although power-sharing institutions can ameliorate this problem,...


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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'