SENTIMENT SHOULD NOT CLOUD COMMON SENSE

SENTIMENT SHOULD NOT CLOUD COMMON SENSE

We all know their slogan; Zanu ndeye ropa (a party born of blood) and, now significantly, Joyce Teurai Ropa (spill blood) Mujuru has revived her nom de guerre to remind us of her revolutionary credentials. After all, she famously shot down a helicopter during the war. If this were France, her figure dressed in torn more…

Birthing A New Zimbabwe

Birthing A New Zimbabwe

July 2015 saw the start of NASA’S 20th NEEMO mission during which astronauts, scientists and engineers spend up to three weeks in training for living in space conditions aboard Aquarius, the world’s only undersea research station. NEEMO stands for NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations and the environment there is as close as possible to the more…

Book Review: Thomas Sankara, An African Revolutionary

Book Review: Thomas Sankara, An African Revolutionary

If you want to understand what is going on in Burkina Faso, a good place to start is Jacana’s pocket biography of Thomas Sankara by Ernest Harsch. The book, published in November 2014, written in a very easy reading style will give you an understanding of several things. For one, you will understand why women are playing more…

Women In Science Awards: Keynote Address

Women In Science Awards: Keynote Address

KEYNOTE ADDRESS WOMEN IN SCIENCE AWARDS (WISA) CEREMONY HILTON HOTEL, SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG 13 AUGUST 2015 DR MAUREEN TONG   The Programme Director, Ms Leanne Manas, The Honourable First Lady Madame Bongi Ngema-Zuma, The Minister of Science and Technology, the Honourable Mrs Naledi Pandor, Other Ministers and Deputy Ministers present, The Director-General of the Department of more…

You’re giving me fever… FEVER!!

You’re giving me fever… FEVER!!

This has to be one of the commonest presenting symptoms in a general medical practice. It also seems to be a mother’s common source of anxiety. There is not a day that goes by where I don’t have to educate a mother of a small child when is a high temperature worrisome. This is also more…

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