Investec, a leading lender and asset manager from South Africa, has said that it is planning to sell its UK-based mortgage business Kensington.
The company is aiming to sell its underperforming assets and boost share values.Investec had earlier said that it is planning to sell some of its operations in Australia. The company said that it has already received expression of interest for the UK unit but did not announce the name of the company.
With Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)'s plans for dramatically expanding the numbers of possible Web addresses set to take effect by the end of this summer, some security experts have expressed apprehensions about the move which will add over 1,000 domains such as ".buy," ".casino" and ".gay," among hordes of others.
The study, which that claimed the rhino’s body parts offered some major cancer cures, were found to be bogus because the investigation found the body parts were smuggled as result of which 265 endangered animals were put to death.
Meanwhile, giving his views about these bogus claims, John Hume, owner of the Mauricedale game reserve in north-east South Africa said that the rhino death graph claimed that after these fake claims the Chinese smuggling market was prosperously expanding, as a result of which the demand for horn was growing terribly.
In a shocking decision, members of the Jury regarding a case involving Donal Kinsella have announced a compensation amount of _10million for libel. It was three-years ago, when Mr. Kinsella had walked naked into the room of a Company secretary, while on an official trip in South Africa.
The incident had occurred late at night and the secretary, Deirdre Corcoran had filed for inappropriate sexual advances against him. The compensation awarded to Mr. Kinsella is through compensatory damages worth _9million and aggravated damages amounting to _1million.
A recent report on the AIDS situation in South Africa indicates that the country still sees 500,000 new HIV infections every year. The country has almost 5.7 million people living with HIV. The report concluded that reversing the epidemic would be "extremely difficult-if not impossible-in the coming years".
The Blue Flag certification, which is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education nonprofit NGO, indicates that compliance with standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information. Blue Flag in South Africa, which is charged with ensuring that the country's Blue Flag beaches operate in line with Blue Flag international standards, reports that poor waste water management systems may have contributed to the deterioration in water quality over the last 10 years.
The last few years have seen the penultimate month of the year take on a new significance. What is now being called `Movember' is a month-long awareness- and fundraising event, targeting men's health in general, and prostate cancer and depression in specific.
The campaign is intended to bring these topics out into the open, to get men to talk about health issues, and by extension, to encourage screening and early detection.
In a piece of information which would come as a shock to people, it has been estimated that almost 30% pregnant women in South Africa were HIV-positive. The shocking statistics were announced by the Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi yesterday, during the National Consultative Health Forum being held in Johannesburg.
The figure has continued to be the same, since the past four years and is one of the biggest threats to the development and national health of the Country.
The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) has announced theft of medicine worth R200,000 by 12 nurses. This is compounded by the substantial health challenges already faced by the Eastern Cape.
The 12 nurses were allegedly selling off schedule 5 drugs to private practitioners or relatives. A larger probe into fraud and corruption will see another 23 department officials arrested. This is a blow to the department, which spends a large amount of its budget on medicines but receives regular complaints that hospitals or clinics are out of stock of particular drugs.
Next week in New York, the G8 nations will hold a meeting to discuss how much money should be earmarked for the Global Fund to deal with AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
According to activists and NGOs, around $20 billion grant is required to uphold the present programs. It is estimated that this time the nations will contribute less as compared to last time.
The Operation Smile and the RE Foundation is being paid a homage by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) for the wonderful work that they have done in the past few days.
According to an HPCSA release, it was observed that both the organizations have used their time and skills altruistically. They carried out a number of operations free of cost and have been devoted in offering good quality healthcare in this nation.
This week, the ANC's discussion document on a national health insurance (NHI) was disclosed at the party's national general council.
The document includes some information that can help restore the beleaguered public health system.
Experts said that it shows that ANC's take on NHI was progressing.
Meanwhile, Alex van den Heever, a health and policy analyst has expressed that the discussion document has not altered to what it is in the present public healthcare.
A deal has been struck between Clapham House and Nando's Group Holdings and its private equity owner Capricorn Ventures International, as per which the chicken-focused fast-food chain will take hold the 53 GBK and six Real Greek sites.
This sale agreement is said to have given rise to various new ventures as well. According to speculations, this summer Clapham House had made several efforts to convince Capricorn to elevate its offer price.
The sickness makes people land into stressful conditions due to concerns, anxiety, pain and certain disabilities related to the disease.
But, many people must be unaware of the fact that tress weakens the immune system and dampens its ability to struggle with viruses. Similarly, a lethal infection like HIV leaves the patient with mental anguish.
People affected with HIV/AIDS, who already have a weakened immune system, are recommended to keep off stress, so as they can cope up with their living, family and personal relationships.
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