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WONDER what how the Grade 12 students fared in the written expression examination. Maybe the Education Department can enlighten everyone.
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A FEW years back, it was noted that spelling mistakes and a lot of grammatical errors in the exams. A lot of this was attributed to social media – texting, facebook and internet.
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AS most of you already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.
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BREAST cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries. In low- and middle-income countries the incidence has been rising up steadily in the last years due to increase in life expectancy, increase urbanisation and adoption of western lifestyles.
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CURRENTLY, there is not sufficient knowledge on the causes of breast cancer; therefore, early detection of the disease remains the cornerstone of breast cancer control.
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WHEN breast cancer is detected early, and if adequate diagnosis and treatment are available, there is a good chance that breast cancer can be cured. If detected late, however, curative treatment is often no longer an option.
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A HEAD transplant is a surgical operation involving the replacement of one organism’s head with another’s. The first successful head transplant took place in the 1970s, when the head of a monkey was transplanted onto another’s body.
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THE animal retained most of its senses but was paralysed below the attachment site. Though still hypothetical for humans, proponents believe the procedure can help people facing widespread organ failure.
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DAME Julia Elizabeth Andrews is a British actress and singer best known for her roles in films such as The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, for which she won an Academy Award. However, she was first a Broadway musical star. She made her London debut at age 12 in a revue and her New York City stage debut seven years later. She went on to originate the roles of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Guinevere in Camelot.
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QUOTE of the day: The trouble with having a fertile mind is that the weeds grow as prolific as the pastures. – P.K Shaw
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