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Jul 11
2011

Working at ITWeb - Introduction

Posted by Ryc0v in work experience , rhodes university , phone , landline , ITWeb , cav.as , average

Ryc0v

You know you're coming up in the world when you get your own office phone and extension. Well - maybe that's not that impressive - but it is to me. I haven't had a land-line in years (thanks to University life) so actually having a phone sitting here makes me feel secure. As my cleverly chosen title indicates, I'm working at ITWeb, the glorious Lord and Master of MyDL. I'm here for two weeks for a little bit of experience and to hopefully learn. I'll be documenting it on here. For no reason other than the fact that it seems like something I could do to keep myself busy during the quiet moments.

May 24
2011

AIDS: A solution for overpopulation? Methinks not...

Posted by GeraldineKent in tb , south africa , sharc , rolling stone magazine , rian malan , rhodes university , pepfar , overpopulation , millennium development goals , mdg , malaria , living conditions , hiv , health conditions , grahamstown , global fund to fight aids , disease , cholera , Art , aintiretroviral drugs , aids infections , aids

GeraldineKent

On Monday 23 May and Friday 27 May, the Student HIV AIDS Resistance Campaign (SHARC) Society of Rhodes University, is hosting an HIV/AIDS test drive, offering free tests to all voluntary participants. And seeing as combating AIDS/HIV is one of the Millennium Development Goals, I thought it would be most appropriate to discuss this topic.

To re-cap this is the outline of the sixth MDG goal:

Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

Target 6A: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS

Target 6B: Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it

Target 6C: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

May 04
2011

"No one cares about your ideas."

Posted by Mobile Kugel in the social network , south africa , secret , richard cheary , rhodes university , paranoid , online business , intellectual property , inspired , ideas , grahamstown , Google , free market , dirk le roux , competition , brett st clair , afrozaar

Mobile Kugel

I am part of a small online business in Grahamstown. My partner and I found a problem and created a solution. Lucky for us the site took off and has been a success.

Apr 12
2011

Colliding(IT)Earth

Posted by GeraldineKent in university degree , tree hugger , technology , sustainability south africa , sustainability , south africa , rhodes university , Research , poverty , politics , patriot , ngo , New Media , matriculation , Journalism , humanity , history , hippie , Government , global warming , environment , Education , economics , digital media , development , culture , community , activist , Accessibility , 2012

GeraldineKent

First things first… I am not a hippie. I am not a tree-hugger. I am not a political activist. I am just a Journalism student, who has a keen interest in History, Politics and humanity’s incredible ability to ruin all the good stuff about this planet of ours.

I am a cynic. I am critical. I do believe that we can use history and past mistakes to fix the present and secure a better future. Global warming - I think I believe it exists. The apocalypse of 2012 – I’m rooting for that to be real, for it to be a cleansing session for our world. South Africa – I’m a true patriot at heart but very aware of this country’s flaws and inability to solve crises.

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