King Mswati III

In Swaziland, King Mswati III has given the head of the national parks service and its rangers complete immunity in the shooting deaths of suspected poachers under the country’s Game Act. But this has led to the shooting deaths of several subsistence poachers of small game, who were killed …

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The dangers of fracking

In many places, digging and pumping proceed without violent disputes over control of the resources, or major security operations. Yet localized conflicts may arise over land disputes, indigenous rights, environmental degradation, and socio-economic inequalities, often fuelled by ‘old, unresolved grievances and a history of marginalization of the affected groups’. Even …

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Zimbabwes illegal gold mining

With Zimbabwe’s mining towns turning into squatter-type informal settlements—urban centres in which municipal planning and public service provision are all but absent—the government then launched Operation Chikorokosa Chapera (‘finished with illegal gold mining’) in 2006. Its not nice to think about when you go, but look into …

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Where to aim

It's almost always best to aim for sites that don't use nofollow attributes so the SEO value is passed to your page and content. Nofollow attributes should be reserved for links coming in from spam or low-quality websites. Be sure your link strategies aim for building numerous high-quality links that …

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How to have a good architectural site

This list of good architecture practices is not exhaustive and will likely change with time, but it's a great start. If you can accommodate each of these when employing new design or technical architecture, you will find your site able to change with the agility that's needed for brands to …

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Thoughts on Corporate Stewardship

Corporate failures are in the news every day, as are CEOs who lose their jobs when their companies’ fortunes decline. General Motors, perhaps the most iconic of these failures, took more than thirty years to die and could only be resurrected after bankruptcy. Many of the great and much-admired companies …

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How to get the most out of Lectures

Unlike lessons at school, a lecture can have up to a few hundred people in attendance. Lecture halls are typically full of tiered seating – a bit like going to the cinema – all facing a whiteboard or projector. The lecturer will stand at the front and deliver a presentation on a …

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Getting into the Right Business

Success, in any particular business, depends for one thing upon your possessing in a well-developed state the faculties required in that business. Without good musical faculty no one can succeed as a teacher of music; without well-developed mechanical faculties no one can achieve great success in any of the mechanical …

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How to make a Sales Call

Let’s demystify the proactive call. I have found that it really helps salespeople new to (or scared of) prospecting to break it down into its simplest elements. Below is the flow of a typical call at- tempt with a touch of coaching sprinkled in:

  • You initiate contact with the …
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Detemining Your Business Niche

you want to start a business, but the thing that's holding you back is the market niche you know you need to choose. Establishing a niche market give you the opportunity to provide products and services to a group that other businesses have overlooked. You can think of a niche …

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