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Sep 14

Smartphones could beat doctors to diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

SMARTPHONES can act as "pocket doctors", diagnosing Parkinson’s and other degenerative diseases with astonishing accuracy on the basis of users’ movements and voice.
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Sep 14

BEE share-purchase deals SA’s biggest corporate fraud

BLACK economic empowerment (BEE) share-purchase schemes are the biggest untold corporate fraud of 20 years of democracy in South Africa. Vendor companies deliberately misrepresent these schemes as discounts to unsuspecting potential BEE participants, who lack the financial aptitude to understand the prospectus.
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Sep 14

Global players recognise ‘value of emerging markets’

EMERGING - market investment company LeapFrog Investments has raised R4.2bn ($400m) for a new fund, 12 months after the $204m first close of the fund, it said on Wednesday.
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Sep 14

Efficient public transport still eludes working-class citizens

THE card scanner on Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system reads "insufficient balance". The attendants say it’s malfunctioning but I cannot be let in; they need to be sure that my balance is sufficient. But my card cannot be checked at this station — the computers are offline.
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Sep 14

High court vindicates watchdog’s inquiry into private health sector

ON AUGUST 22, Judge Elias Motajane handed down judgment in the Netcare vs KPMG and Competition Commission case. Netcare brought the case because it believed that KPMG, having previously done work for Netcare, should be prevented from assisting the commission in its inquiry into the private healthcare sector, claiming a conflict of interest.
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Sep 14

Nurse shocked with electricity, choked and raped at work

Bongiwe Mnguni, a nurse at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg, thought she would never survive the brutal attack. Speaking to The Sowetan, Mnguni related her horrific ordeal – which had occurred on Friday evening of the previous week.
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