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Why a BRICS rating agency would make sense

A credit rating company remains a top priority on the BRICS agenda. According to Independent Online, this is “an effort to break the dominance of the big three developed-nation firms”. By starting up a ratings agency (RA), the BRICS establishment aims to drastically decrease high borrowing costs as per S&P Global Ratings, Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service’s assessments, while […]

Award-winning teacher showcases Chinese educational innovation

April 7, 2017 Displayed with permission from China Daily After being named one of the top 10 best teachers in the world by the Global Teacher Prize, Yang Boya, a mental health educator from Yunnan province, has successfully attracted global attention to China’s education innovation. Yang is using her platform to showcase the country’s rising […]

China has lessons to offer Africa on food production

April 2, 2017 The Citizen (Tanzania) Content provided by Asianet-Pakistan Last month, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the current drought a national disaster and appealed for international help. The presidential appeal reminded me of a story about a traveller journeying through a foreign land who encounters a stranger along the way in dire need of assistance. […]

All the big winners at the 2017 HSS: Book, Creative and Digital Awards

The Humanities and Social Sciences: Book, Creative and Digital Awards (2017) hosted by the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) in a ceremony held last night (29 March 2017) announced its winners. From the respective categories, the winners are: Book: Non-Fiction Monograph: (joint-winners) “Declassified – Moving beyond the dead-end of race in […]

SA to welcome more international tourists

South Africa plans to increase its international tourists by five million in the next five years for the sector to contribute significantly to the country’s GDP. The country recorded a record-breaking 10 million international tourists in 2016 but its contribution to the economy stands at about 3% and Tourism SA CEO Sisa Ntshona said this […]

Hong Kong elects first female chief

March 27, 2017 Xinhua Displayed with permission from China Daily Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor vows to unite city so it can advance in solidarity HONG KONG – Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who will become the first woman to serve as chief executive of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, vowed after her election victory on Sunday to […]

Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies

March 28, 2017 Displayed with permission from Al Jazeera Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail – many of them alongside Nelson Mandela – for acts of sabotage against South Africa’s white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning at the age of 87. He had been admitted to hospital with blood clotting in […]

The 2017 HSS Awards are here with just 4 days left!

    The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) is gearing up for its second installment of the Annual Book, Creative Collection and Digital Distribution Awards (HSS Awards) aimed at recognising innovative and socially responsive work at universities. The awards are open to all academics, curators, playwrights, poets, publishers and artists who […]

Japan develops technology to improve health

March 15, 2017 Displayed with permission from euronews “What better place than Japan to discover innovative healthcare solutions and technology that can improve people’s lives all over the world. ‘Spotlight shines a light on Japan starting with Honda. The company has developed a brand-new device to assist people with impaired mobility. We visited Honda’s headquarters […]