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August 24, 2018

A CAPE TOWN START-UP DROPPED R10 000 IN R10 NOTES OFF UCT ROOF

DigsConnect, which achieved 2,000 listings in less than a year, wanted to do something “crazy” to say thank-you to its clients, co-founder Greg Keal told Business Insider South Africa.

 

“We would have made no progress without the incredible support of UCT landlords and students,” Keal says. “And people are tired of boring radio ads and billboards.”

 

The location was announced 10 minutes beforehand on @uctjustkidding’s Instagram page, and DigsConnect’ Instagram and Facebook pages.

 

“It will be on UCT Upper Campus… somewhere,” Keal said.

DigsConnect, which describes itself as “the Airbnb of student [...]

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August 6, 2018

TOP SPOT FOR LOCAL SCIENTIST AMONG WORLD’S BEST

Shireen Mentor, a 29-year-old resident of Montevideo, near Manenberg, has been named one of the world’s top young scientists.

Mentor, a PhD student from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) has just returned from a prestigious science conference in Germany, and is already preparing for her next visit to the USA.

Mentor’s five-day trip to Germany late last month came after being selected to attend the 68thLindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which is one of the most prestigious science conferences in the world.

She was one of six South African female scientists nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa to attend the event, which hosted 600 of the world’s [...]

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July 3, 2018

Meet the teacher who wears school uniform

Kenyan Alex Maina Kariuki is a school principal with a difference. He insists on wearing the same school uniform as his students.

Kariuki says he doesn’t know what people think about him when they see him in school uniform, “but I would imagine they see me as a joker”.

“I feel very comfortable, I don’t feel uneasy and it reminds me of the days when I was a student,” he says.

 

Source: https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/watch-meet-the-teacher-who-wears-school-uniform-20180622

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June 27, 2018

TEACHER KEEPS HER WORD

Genevieve Via Cava dedicated her entire life to her students – and even though she passed away in 2011, she’s still managing to give back to them.

Shortly after the Dumont school teacher retired roughly 10 years ago, she told the district superintendent that she would one day give $1 million to her students. He laughed it off, thinking that it was a joke, until he received notice that she had bequeathed a small fortune to the school following her death.

A child of the Great Depression, Via Cava refused to indulge in small luxuries. According to NorthJersey.com, she even abstained from buying herself a hearing aid once she started to go deaf in her later [...]

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