Kalahari.com SADC's own Amazon. Now that Valentine is upon us you might want to try Kalahari.com for that elusive perfect gift. With Valentine’s day around the corner a lot of romantics are scurrying in a last minute ditch to find that perfect gift.The tech-savy might want to try online but one of the problems that any newbie Zimbabwean online shopper quickly learns is that household names like Amazon, Sears, BestBuy, Ralph Lauren and Ebay were not meant for them. For starters one has to watch as countless deals meant for Americans and advanced humanity pass you by; Sears goes further by denying you this favour since they do not even let you access their website. Then there is the need to familiarize yourself with the quaint way of measuring things: Pounds and Ounces for weight, gallons for liquids, weird degrees where 100 is not even the boiling point, inches and feet and a hell lot of other mumbo jumbo. Related I just want to watch a movie!
Differences between the sexes IN THE 1970s there was a fad for giving dolls to baby boys and fire-engines to baby girls. The idea was that differences in behaviour between the sexes were solely the result of upbringing: culture turned women into ironers, knitters and chatterboxes, and men into hammerers, drillers and silent types. Switching toys would put an end to sexual sorting. Today, it is clear why it did not. When boys and girls are born, they are already different, and they favour different toys from the beginning. That boys and girls—and men and women—are programmed by evolution to behave differently from one another is now widely accepted.
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The world according to Google In the 18 months since its stock market flotation, Google has been transformed from a company that prided itself on being simple and effective, into a multi-headed high tech beast which wants to get involved in everything. According to Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters, Google likes to release new products "early and often". And that means, she cheerfully admits, that nine out of ten ideas will fail. "We want to try things out, lots of things. Our goal is to fail fast, get the product out, and see what users like."
Angola and Mozambique to be linked by rail soon Philip Snr Ponya liked this post Angola and Mozambique are due soon to be linked by rail following a recent announcement by Zambia of the start of a large rail project, Angolan newspaper Jornal de Angola reported. The report, which made the newspaper’s front page, noted that Zambia would start building a railroad to link Chingola, in the former copper province, to the Angolan border where it will join up with the Benguela railroad. “The railway will be built by a partnership between South African group Grindrod and Zambia’s Northwest Rail Company and involves two phases – the first between Chingola and the mines of Kansanshi, Lumwana and Kalumbila, covering 290 kilometres and a second stage that will link the Benguela railroad on the Zambian border with Angola near Jimbe,” Jornal de Angola reported. The newspaper said that when the project was finished, southern Africa would have a railway line linking the Atlantic Ocean (Angola) to the Indian Ocean (Mozambique).
Voice SMS launch for Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia Voice SMS technology firm Kirusa plans to roll-out services in three more African markets, a company official has revealed to ITWeb Africa. Partnering with mobile operators, Kirusa provides voice SMS technology for feature phone users to send short voice messages. Users then avoid costs associated with making phone calls, according to Surinder Anand, vice president for product management at Kirusa. And Anand told ITWeb Africa that the company plans to launch Kirusa’s “Voice SMS service” in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia before year-end.
African Union rolls out Internet exchange point in Swaziland The African Union Commission has set-up an Internet Exchange Point in Swaziland to allow faster, secure and affordable Internet in Africa. (Image source: Mato Rachela)The African Union Commission (AUC) has partnered with the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology of the Kingdom of Swaziland and Internet Society (ISOC) to offer faster, more secure and affordable Internet in Africa, according to Tankou Azza Esther, AUC editorial officer The Commission has set-up an Internet exchange point in Swaziland to keep local internet traffic within local infrastructure, it said. “The Internet Exchange Point in Swaziland will contribute to bringing efficiency in the routing of intra-country internet traffic and hence faster and more secure exchange of intra-country internet traffic,” Esther said.
Truck stops planned along Trans Kalahari Corridor The governments of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia aim to boost regional trade by improving the efficiency of the Trans Kalahari Corridor network via the establishment of a number of new truck stops along the transport corridors spanning all three countries. The viability of establishing the truck stops has been confirmed by a feasibility study and investors are now investigating the opportunities for involvement, according to the Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat (TKCS). The network consists of the Trans Kalahari, the Trans Cunene and the Walvis Bay - Ndola - Lubumbashi (Trans Caprivi) Corridors, linking the three countries with each other and with Angola and Zambia. Primary and secondary sites have been investigated in detail in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa and four new truck stops have been recommended along the Trans Kalahari Corridor. The total investment for the development of the truck stops is estimated at around R55 million for all four truck stops.
Southern Africa: SADC Targets U.S.$4 Billion High-Priority Energy Projects Photo: UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti A peacekeeper with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (file photo). By Joseph Ngwawi Victoria Falls — Southern Africa has identified at least nine high-priority energy transmission projects valued at more than US$4 billion for promotion and marketing to investors. According to information released during the 34th Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government taking place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the nine projects are at various stages of development and include the flagship ZiZaBoNa Interconnector Project to be implemented by Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. Other projects accorded high priority include the Central Transmission Corridor (CTC), the Mozambique Backbone Project, the Zambia-Tanzania-Kenya Interconnector as well as the proposed Namibia-Angola Interconnector that will connect Tanzania and Angola to the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).
Southern Africa: SADC - 'Persian Gulf' of Minerals (Page 1 of 3) Angola Covers 1 247 000 km² in the western region of Southern Africa and is the second largest country south of the Sahara after the Democratic Republic of Congo. Angola's population is estimated at 17 992 000 (latest census) and it gained independence from Portugal in 1975. The oil industry is the backbone of the economy, but oil and fishing are the main sectors that have attracted foreign investment in recent years. Angola's economy has been devastated by decades of civil war, which negatively impacted on sectors such as agriculture, iron mining and diamonds.