Monthly Archives: August 2019


Ngwevu Intloko, the latest local dino-discovery


Ngwevu Intloko, the latest local dino-discovery A new dinosaur species has been discovered in the vaults as part of a 30 year old fossil exhibition at the University of the Witwatersrand. The fossil in question is not a new discovery, as far as fossils go, and has been a part of an exhibition at the University’s Evolutionary Studies Institute after it was originally found in 1978 at a farm in Fouriesburg in the Free State. However, only recently has it come to light that the fossil was actually misidentified as it was initially thought to be a specimen of Massospondylus. [...]

Ngwevu Intloko, the latest local dino-discovery 2019-08-08T12:24:52+00:00

The Changing Face of Facebook


The Changing Face of Facebook The mobile Apps that we have come to know, love, and utilise on a daily basis may be getting a somewhat slightly controversial facelift soon. It is a well-known fact that both Instagram and WhatsApp are owned by Facebook. WhatsApp was acquired by the company in February 2014 in what was deemed a ‘landmark’ $19 billion deal, and only a mere five years after it was started by Jan Koum and Brian Acton. WhatsApp is the world’s most utilised messaging service with approximately 600 million users globally (Forbes, 2014). At the time of acquisition, WhatsApp [...]

The Changing Face of Facebook 2019-08-08T12:21:30+00:00

South Africa – The World’s Unhealthiest Country


South Africa – The World’s Unhealthiest CountryThe Indigo Wellness Index tracks and determines the health status of the world’s countries by using a metric of ten key measures. The Index covers over 150 countries across the world and is considered to be one of the most comprehensive of its kind, by drawing on data supplied from a diverse range of sources including the World Health Organisation, public health data and the World Happiness Report (Global Perspectives Infographics). The ten key metrics that form the focus of The Index are as follows: “Blood pressure, Blood glucose, obesity, depression, happiness, alcohol use, tobacco [...]

South Africa – The World’s Unhealthiest Country 2019-08-08T12:17:58+00:00

The Cost of a Cup of Coffee


The Cost of a Cup of Coffee Many people start their morning routine unthinkingly with a cup of coffee, to most – it is deemed an essential (sometimes crucial) aspect of the morning ritual. Coffee has become synonymous with waking us up, increased energy-levels and productivity. We rely on its caffeine content to keep us going when all else fails. For the connoisseurs and aficionados, a cup of coffee is not just a morning necessity but rather an exercise in single origin or ground coffee bean appreciation, a sensory experience and often a labour of love, as most true coffee [...]

The Cost of a Cup of Coffee 2019-08-02T08:08:40+00:00

4IR & Revolutionary Robots


4IR & Revolutionary Robots The World Economic Forum defines the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a representation of “a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances commensurate with those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions.” There is an immense amount of potential seen in the Fourth Industrial revolution with an inherent reliance on the impact that the emerging technology will have on various sectors, predominantly the “physical, digital and biological world.” It is a movement that president Cyril Ramaphosa touched [...]

4IR & Revolutionary Robots 2019-08-02T08:05:18+00:00

Problematic, pesky perfume


Problematic, pesky perfume                                                                                                            Nothing beats smelling good, or smelling something good, it is undoubtedly one of life’s simple sensory pleasures. This is the substantive base that a multi-billion dollar industry is founded on. Perfume, or artificial fragrances permeate almost every product imaginable – from the product in its purest form as a perfume or eau de parfume and eau de toilette, to deodorants, body lotions, shampoos and conditioners, face creams, body washes, soaps, fabric softeners and washing powders, candles, diffusers, air and car fresheners, pads and even toilet paper. Fragrances are used for and in everything – they make us smell attractive, [...]

Problematic, pesky perfume 2019-08-02T08:02:09+00:00

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