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What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He's seconded by 12-year-old Amy O'Toole, who, along with 25 of her classmates, published the first peer-reviewed article by schoolchildren, about the Blackawton bees project. It starts: "Once upon a time ... "
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How mutton flaps are killing Tonga - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35346493
The Pacific island of Tonga is the most obese country in the world - and one of the main causes is a cheap, fatty kind of meat, mutton flaps, imported from New Zealand.
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Vehicle owners in South Africa will need to produce proof of residence in order to renew their car licence in a new law implemented over the weekend (1 November).
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Four views: How can we save the rhino from poachers? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34527409
Four experts put forward proposals to help tackle the trade in rhino horn which threatens the species' survival.
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Why are placebos getting more effective? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34572482
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A Rhodes University student has put pen to paper about the plight facing students - and parents - with the looming fees bill at tertiary institutions. Read the open letter, addressed to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, here.
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A controversial plan to save rhinos from poachers - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-35377197
Karen Allen meets a rhino breeder with a controversial solution to stop poachers killing his animals for their horns.
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A Healthy Diet’s Main Ingredients? Best Guesses http://nyti.ms/1RjLqy8
According to the experts, no one can say for sure what constitutes a healthy diet, and food that is fine for one person may not be fine for another. No wonder the federal government is again rethinking its Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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Daniel Carter named World Rugby Player of the Year 2015 tweeter english atric http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/119877 #RWC2015
The New Zealand fly-half earns one more accolade after being named World Rugby Player of the Year for the third time in the last decade.
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The service provider, City of JHB, Tshwane & Ekurhuleni are urging that water be used sparingly.
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New human-like species discovered in S Africa - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34192447
Scientists in South Africa have discovered a new human-like species, which could change ideas about our early relatives.
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Education
  • Stanwest Secondary School
    Secondary Education, 1992 - 1995
  • University of Pretoria
    Biological Sciences, 1996 - 1999
    Physics Chemistry Math Biology
  • University of Pretoria
    BSc Microbiology (Hons), 2000 - 2001
  • University of Pretoria
    Veterinary Science, 2003 - 2009
    MSc Veterinary Science 2004 PhD Veterinary Science 2009
  • M. D. Coovadia Primary School
    Primary Education, 1984 - 1991
    Class 1 - Standard 6
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Introduction

 I was born in a small town in Mpumalanga, called Bethal. My parents and eldest brother still live there. I have three other siblings and all three are married and have children.

I left Bethal for the first time when I started my tertiary education at the University of Pretoria in 1996. Apart from my 9-month stay in The Netherlands, I have lived in Pretoria. Due to my work I did live in the Netherlands a few more times at 3 month intervals.

"You, yourself as much as anybody in the entire Universe, deserves your love and affection" - Buddha

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Research / Lecturer
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  • University of Pretoria
    Senior lecturer, 2015 - present
    Teaching & Research
  • University of Pretoria
    Research / Lecturer, 2006 - 2015
  • University of Pretoria
    Junior lecturer, 2003 - 2005
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