April 24, 2017

Henk Meintjes

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Leading financial services group Liberty recently reported that at least 24 percent of the claims on life policies recorded in the Free State last year were to cancer, the highest proportion in the country. Liberty also reported that there was a marked increase in musculoskeletal diseases and disorders also recorded. This refers to injuries or pain to the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, and structures that support limbs, neck and back. Also in the country’s central region in the Northern Cape, the highest cause of claims was cardiac and cardiovascular, while the most unfortunate cause for claims was suicides among…

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Professor Seeram Ramakrishna

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The Central University of Technology (CUT) recently conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering on Professor Seeram Ramakrishna from the National University of Singapore in recognition of his leading scientific work in the fields of healthcare, energy and water, among others. Ramakrishna, who teaches Mechanical Engineering, was invited by the CUT at the launch of its Strategy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship where he interacted with students, staff and industrialists. He was subsequently appointed visiting professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and he is expected to visit CUT once a year during his two-year appointment. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni…

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Vhalinavho Khavhagali

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As environmental authorities, climatologists, conservationists and other stakeholders gathered provincial climate change workshop in Bloemfontein this week, The Weekly’s Martin Makoni took the opportunity to talk to the director for climate change adaptation in the Department of Environmental Affairs, Vhalinavho Khavhagali, about how the shift in weather patterns is affecting people across the world and more importantly, what the Free State and South Africa can do to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases that drive climate change. Excerpts: What is climate change? Climate change refers to the changes in the weather patterns, whereby our seasonal changes take longer or they…

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