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March 28, 2018

Did climate change help modern humans emerge?

Environment changes transformed early humans, who learned how to use lighter tools, hunt new kinds of animals and communicate with other groups.

At this Olorgesailie Basin excavation site, the Smithsonian team discovered key artifacts and pigments. Fossil bones found at the site also showed that a significant change in the kinds of animals in this region occurred around the same time as the transitions in human behavior. Human Origins Program / Smithsonian

Half a million years ago, something big happened in east Africa.

It was a big enough change to transform the terrain, reshape the landscape and to alter the populations of animals living there.

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March 7, 2018

Makhura believed digital revolution could address Gauteng unemployment crisis

Gauteng Premier David Makhura (Madelene Cronje/MG)

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has placed his hopes on the advent of the fourth industrial revolution to provide solutions for the province’s youth unemployment crisis.

Makhura delivered his state of the province address at the Gauteng legislature on Monday where he said nearly 2-million young people in the province were unemployed, not in schooling or receiving any sort of training.

The interventions proposed by the province appeared heavily centred on taking advantage of the digital economy to create employment opportunities.

“As part of addressing structural youth unemployment we are aligning our education and [...]

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February 15, 2018

So you’ve donated blood, then what?

Ever wondered what happens to blood after it’s been donated? If yes, then this is the article for you. Westside Urban News interviewed Regional Marketing Manager, Ivor Hobbs from the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) to help you understand a little more about where and what happens to your blood after it’s been donated.

The below interview is in Question and Answer (Q&A) format.

Q: What is the process after the donor donates blood? (Where does the blood go?)

Hobbs: The process is rather complex. After donation, the blood is transported in temperature controlled boxes to the closest testing and processing laboratory.

After processing and [...]

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January 30, 2018

THE ICONIC MORNINGSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL TURNS AN IMPRESSIVE 90 YEARS OLD THIS FEBRUARY 2018

Morningside Primary School was established in 1928. It was formerly known as North Ridge Road Government School and changed its name in 1952. On 1 February 1928, the headmaster Mr E.H. Wade and two other teachers, Miss Torrance and Mr Nel welcomed fifty-six pupils to the school to teach from class 1 to standard six. In March 1928, Miss Gibson was appointed to take charge of the Infants.

The school inspector of the time Mr Winterton writes in the school log book, “The contrast between the disorder of the grounds and their surroundings, and the ordered beauty of the classrooms was very great. Outside the Durban Municipality is displacing the earth in all directions: there is no [...]

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