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Cape gets tough on initiation deaths

Nine initiates have died in the Western Cape in the past three years - two of them at a registered initiation school in Stellenbosch.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Arming up to fight the TB scourge

SA's status as the country with the highest incidence of tuberculosis has spurred local research into prevention strategies and cures.

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Iol.co.za

Teachers battle with matric maths

Matric maths teachers are battling to master the same content their pupils have to deal with, research into a sample of 253 KwaZulu-Natal teachers has found.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Iol.co.za

The man who brought creatures of deep to light

He may have started life as a boy on a Free State farm, far from the ocean, but Peter Timm became a leading expert in the highly dangerous field of deep-water diving to depths of 100m or more and he achieved well-deserved fame as "the man who brought the coelacanth home to South Africa".

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Mail & Guardian

Biosciences benefit from mathematical modelling

The design of reliable numerical schemes for real-life applications is investigated for topical medical question as cancer growth and bone healing.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Iol.co.za

Protein-rich diet: Noakes sticks to his guns

Sugar and vegetable oils are the main drivers behind the burgeoning obesity and lifestyle diseases among black South Africans, says UCT sports scientist, Professor Tim Noakes.

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Iol.co.za

Chopped SA contestants talk to Tonight

NOT MAKING THE CUT: Celebrity chefs Jenny Morris, David Van Staden and Siba Mtongana put, below, from left, Leanne Galloway, Malebo Pila, Elze Roome and Ayanda Khumalo through their paces in Food Network s Chopped South Africa.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

LiveScience

Why Do Pets Have Floppy Ears?

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

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News24

.com | Who's land is it?

News24 user Miriam Mannak submitted these great photos of the weekend snowfall n the Western Cape.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

News24

.com | Amazing results for South African Choirs at the 8th World Choir Games 2014

News24 user Miriam Mannak submitted these great photos of the weekend snowfall n the Western Cape.

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Iol.co.za

Zuma: I'm not a crook

President Jacob Zuma has gone to court to ask that accusations that he is a "corrupt crook" and his government "extremely corrupt" be removed because they are simply defamatory, insulting and tarnish his administration's image.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Fodor's

Wine Lover's Guide to South Africa

Thanks to a unique climate - similar to the Mediterranean - the Western Cape is extremely fertile, making it prime real estate for expert vintners and farmers alike.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Bacon and eggs diets don't make you lose more weight - researchers

Diets such as those of Tim Noakes don't work better than traditional balanced diets according to a Stellenbosch University study.

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Iol.co.za

Botman awarded posthumous doctorate

Stellenbosch University vice-chancellor Professor Russel Botman has been posthumously awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, which was conferred by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

HON

Combo Approach May Work Best for Smokers Looking to Quit

Combining two anti-smoking approaches -- the medication Chantix and nicotine patches -- improves the odds you'll quit smoking over the short term, a new industry-funded study suggests.

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The Marion Star

Combining patches, meds effective in quitting smoking

Researchers found in a study released Tuesday that combining nicotine patches and the prescription medicine varenicline was more effectivein helping participants quit smoking than using varenicline by itself.

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USA Today

Combining patches, meds effective in quitting smoking

Combining patches, meds effective in quitting smoking Combining nicotine patches and varenicline proves more effective to quit smoking, researchers say.

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The Economist

Hallelujah

ON JULY 9th the World Choir Games begins in Riga, Latvia. For ten days, some 27,000 voices in 460 amateur choirs from 73 nations will compete in categories as diverse as children's ensembles to gospel.

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Bizcommunity

Universities select PocketMedia to make students feel at home

While first-year university students are about to embark on one of the most exciting and enjoyable phases of their life, this is probably the first time that they will be living away from home and they are thus faced with many uncertainties that can make the process stressful and daunting.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Drinks Business

Bordeaux blanc tops blind tasting

Bordeaux blanc performed best in a blind tasting of "premium" oaked Sauvignon Blancs from around the world held in London last Thursday.

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