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You Strike A Women, You Strike A Rock

You Strike A Women, You Strike A Rock

The title of this post has great historic significant and is a very important mantra in the history of South Africa. These words are from a protest song written for the women’s march of 1956. “Now you have touched the women you have struck a rock” which later developed into “You strike a women you strike a rock”. In my opinion the message of this song is this: We will not move, we will not leave, ... »

Science Sunday: UV Light vs Bacteria

Science Sunday: UV Light vs Bacteria

While looking for a project for this year’s science expo (or science fair as it is called in the States), I came across the most fascinating thing. Airports use UV light hand-dryers in their restrooms.  Now admittedly I do not frequent airports as I rarely fly anywhere so I have not witnessed this first-hand but as we all know the internets never lie *cough cough*. Upon further investigation it be... »

Mathematicians to save the Rhino?

Mathematicians to save the Rhino?

A most interesting study group is taking place at WITS University this week. Mathematicians will attempt to find a solution to the problem of Rhino poaching. International mathematicians and graduate students will converge at Wits University next week to help solve various industry problems during the 2013 Mathematics in Industry Study Group (MISGSA) Workshop. With more than 600 rhinos poached in ... »

Little Boxes

Little Boxes

There has through the history of modern man been a tendency to place people in little boxes. Or perhaps as it is more often called: labeling. Warning: Rant to follow. Now I realize that this is probably just human nature and that it is something that happens quite naturally and mostly this is an involuntary reaction when meeting someone new. I do not think it is always a cognitive (new word alert)... »

Birthday Presents? How pagan of you.

Birthday Presents? How pagan of you.

This was quite the busy weekend for me seeing as how 2 of my friends had Birthday parties. It also so happens that my Mom is celebrating her birthday next week (she has been turning 25 for the last 14 years but who am I to question that?). All these Birthdays were cause for a whole lot of gift shopping and as I was wandering the aisles of the stores I started wondering where the custom of gift giv... »

Prophetic equals Fickle

Prophetic equals Fickle

As you all know I had a previous rant about a certain Mr Ronald Weinland who predicted stated that Jesus was to return on the 27th of May 2012. You will remember that he was up on 5 charges of tax evasion and that the court date was set for the 4th of June 2012 (conveniently for him after the end of the world). As it turned out the world is just fine and he did indeed have to appear in court where... »

Circumcision and HIV AIDS

Circumcision and HIV AIDS

In African News… Zimbabwe has decided to fight the scourge of HIV AIDS by ensuring that their cabinet ministers are all circumcised. In fact they have quite the drive on circumcising men at the moment and according to this article are hoping to reach at least 5MIL people through their campaign. Now I understand that there have been some studies on this since 2005 and the hypothesis was even featur... »

Advertising that makes a difference

Advertising that makes a difference

Here in South Africa we have a grilled chicken franchise by the name of Nando’s.  If you have not had the good fortune of having a meal there please do so for I understand they are also available in the USA and the UK. To be honest though it is not only their meals but particularly their ad campaigns that are superb! At times they are naughty…very naughty but the common factor is that you will alw... »

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