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August 10, 2017

5 Famous classic desserts that were inspired by women

In honour of Women’s Month, we celebrate the women behind these famous desserts. There are so many wonderful culinary creations that purely exist because of a so-called “accident” in the kitchen. Think of chocolate chip cookies! The idea was that once the chocolate bits were added, the biscuits would go a deep chocolatey brown colour, but they stayed intact… giving us one the most popular tea time treats that is loved the world over!

1. Pavlova This meringue-based dessert was named after the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, when she visited New Zealand during 1926 on her world tour. Since then, the Pavlova became world-famous and is now one of New Zealand’s [...]

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August 10, 2017

SADC senior officials meet

The Standing Committee of Senior Officials from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) begins its meetings today.

The meetings are being held at the OR Tambo Building of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in Tshwane, South Africa. The Standing Committee is a technical advisory committee to the SADC Council of Ministers, which meets twice a year.

It consists of one permanent or principal secretary, or an official of equivalent rank from each member states of SADC. The council oversees the functioning and development of SADC and ensures that policies are properly implemented.

This is the first meeting in a series of [...]

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August 10, 2017

SA woman scientist makes waves abroad

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Senamile Masango, who became the first African woman to conduct the first African-led experiment at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) laboratory in Switzerland.

“We congratulate this inspirational young African woman on her excellent achievement and hope that she will serve as a beacon for all other young African women to follow in her footsteps and achieve their goals and dreams,” said President Zuma on Wednesday.

Masango was part of a group of student researchers from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa studying the isotope selenium-70 to better understand how its nuclei shape [...]

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August 10, 2017

Eskom operates a resilient power system

Eskom now operates a resilient power system with excess capacity positioning it to support South Africa’s economic recovery, says the power utility’s interim Group Chief Executive Johnny Dladla. “Whereas security of power supply was the key concern two years ago, the focus has now shifted to managing surplus capacity,” said Dladla on Thursday.

Due to additional new generating capacity added from the Medupi, Ingula and Kusile power stations and the utility’s rigorous fleet maintenance programme, plant availability had improved from 69.9% in 2015 to 77.3% at the end of March this year.

The power utility said all four units at the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme located on [...]

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