The results from the national assessment of grade 3 and 6 pupils are out, and they are shocking.
The national average performance in grade 3 for literacy was 35%, and 28% for numeracy. In grade 6, pupils achieved and average of 28% in languages, and 30% in mathematics.
What this means is that a lot needs to be done to South Africa’s education system, and that doesn’t mean just throwing money at it. Though some money has to be thrown around considering that a number of our student’s still do not desks, not to mention textbooks.
A Cape Town businessman, Justin Plunket, received the private banking information of hundreds of companies after requesting statements on his own Standard Bank business accounts.
Standard bank has attributed the error to ‘human error’ and have said that they are taking the necessary corrective steps to ensure that the person responsible is held accountable.
Justin Plunkett had requested his bank statements and instead received an attachment from which he could read the names, addresses, account numbers, credit limits and balances of hundreds of companies.
It makes me uncomfortable that such a process was not automated, even bank employees should not have such information at hand.
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Telkom is to sell its troubled Nigerian mobile business for around $10m to a unit of Helios Towers Nigeria, the company with which it had been locked in a legal dispute.
Telkom had lined up another Nigerian buyer for $52 million dollars, but Helios Towers who had been suing Telkom for around $250 million will buy the unit for $10 million.
In addition Telkom will continue operational funding to Multi-Links to enable the completion of the deal.
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Some of the mannerisms of monkeys, baboons and other primates are freaky to say the least. They are just to like us. Apparently they like porn too.
A group of scientist and advertising executives have put together the first ever advertising campaign for monkeys advertising food, what else would monkeys be interested in.
The adverts similar to those aimed at us are billboards, one with a picture of female genitals and the other with an alpha male, why, because that is what monkeys want to see.
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