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Summer Job Ideas for Teenagers and College Students: Just Amazing!

Apart from this, you can also work in retail industries, in food industries; or as a entry-level sales intern, as a receptionist, typist, entry-level business administrator, childcare assistant, hairdresser, front staff at hotels; freelance in jewelry designing, forum building (online), etc. You may even find jobs at census office or other government offices. Working as a sports or summer camp instructor is also a good option. In some cases, it might even be possible for you to continue the job even after the summer. You can attend college during the day, and work for a few hours in the evening or at weekend.

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Firm owned by Zuma friends seeks new auditor after KPMG South Africa walks away| Top News| Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Oakbay Resources and Energy, a South African firm owned by friends of Jacob Zuma, has started searching for new auditors after KPMG resigned due to a scandal over their relationship with the president, the company said on Tuesday.

Oakbay, which is owned by the Guptas, a family of Indian-born businessmen, also lost investment bank Sasfin as an advisor in March, two days after a newspaper suggested the Guptas may have had a hand in Zuma's sacking of finance minister Nhlanhla Nene in December.

Sasfin's relationship with Oakbay will formally end on June 1 while KPMG stopped auditing the 16 billion rand ($1.1 bln) company's books from March 29.

"Oakbay Resources is in the process of identifying and appointing a new auditor and sponsor," the company said in a statement.

After the newspaper report last month, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas said the Guptas had offered him the top job at the Treasury before Zuma fired Nene.

Zuma has denied numerous allegations of the Guptas wielding undue influence. The Guptas have also routinely dismissed reports of their influence, saying they are pawns in a political plot to get Zuma out of office.

Barclays Africa, which runs South Africa's biggest retail bank, Absa, also confirmed it no longer had a relationship with Oakbay. It is unclear when the unit of Britain's Barclays Plc cut ties with the company but Absa was listed as Oakbay's bank in an annual report from last August.

The three Gupta brothers moved to South Africa from India at the end of apartheid in the early 1990s and went on to build a business empire that stretches from technology to the media to mining.

They have also forged a close personal relationship with Zuma, whose son, Duduzane, sits on the board of at least six Gupta-owned companies, according to company registration papers.



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Officials Hid AIDS Drug Dangers

Weeks before President Bush announced a plan to protect African babies from AIDS, top U.S. health officials were warned that research on the key drug was flawed and may have underreported thousands of severe reactions including deaths, government documents show.

The 2002 warnings about the drug, nevirapine, were serious enough to suspend testing for more than a year, let Uganda's government know of the dangers and prompt the drug's maker to pull its request for permission to use the medicine to protect newborns in the United States.

But the National Institutes of Health, the government's premiere health research agency, chose not to inform the White House as it scrambled to kee

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10 African startups that rocked 2014

In a nutshell: Uber-style motorbike delivery service.

What's unique: Africa has delivery services and courier services but never before Uber-style so you can track exactly where the deliver rider is via your phone app.

Sending packages is usually expensive and difficult in big, congested African cities like Nairobi and Lagos. Many people use motorbikes to get to work to avoid getting stuck in traffic, so using motorbikes for deliveries is a smart, cheap, local solution.

Future moves: Sendy is in a very strong position because e-commerce is growing and at some point those kinds of sites could integrate with companies like Sendy. It could also potentially be acquired by

3 weeks ago

From Apartheid to Barbarism: Backwards Ever, Forward Never - "Black" Predatory Rulers and the Extinction of Africans

I tell the TRUTH not to convince those who do not know it, but to defend those that do - William Blake

Those who know the truth are the ones who are living and dying because of less of the truth about their existence and repressed harsh realities embedded within the South African African mosaic. This is a Hub about the African South Africans today in South Africa and their trials and tribulations in the "rainbow" government. Anyone can read a lot of written accounts about Africans in South Africa, and it s also important to write About Africans South Africans as they would write about themselves and the situation they find themselves in.

The Internet has provided many laymen an

4 weeks ago

Let's Move Africa | HuffPost


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Painful though it is to say, our continent is being needlessly held back. According to UN figures, the share of intra-continental trade in Africa's over the past decade was only about 11%. Sadly, many of the regional integration plans we envisaged for a host of reasons never effectively took off. Neither the 1980 Lagos Plan of Action - which imagined the division of Africa into five regional economies - nor the 1991 Abuja Treaty, which proposed to implement a single curre