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A HILARIOUS ad campaign that aims to prevent young drivers from using their phones has gone viral for its oddball approach to road safety.
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Giant rats to sniff out tuberculosis in Tanzania, Mozambique prisons
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African Giant Pouched Rats, widely known for their work sniffing out landmines, are now developing a reputation for their skill in detecting TB
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Seven employees of an Oregon zoo contracted tuberculosis from three elephants in their care in 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.
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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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A country’s stunning progress against tuberculosis may be threatened by reduced support for a health care system stretched thin.
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I feel that veterinary services should be part of the team performing the prevalence survey. Apart from the diagnosis and treatment, people should be educated about TB as a disease of animals as well (Mycobacterium bovis, which causes TB in cattle, goats, sheep, and a variety of wildlife species). M. bovis can be transmitted to humans via the consumption of unpasteurised milk. Veterinary services can inform the public and make them aware of the public health risks of acquiring TB from their environment. 
As part of government’s plans to reduce tuberculosis (TB) deaths by 95% by 2035‚ Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday launch South Africa's first National TB Prevalence Survey.
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South Africa's UFS shuts after rugby race clash - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-35641359
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Mars recalls chocolate in 55 countries - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35642075
Mars recalls chocolate products in 55 countries after pieces of plastic were found in a Snickers bar in Germany.
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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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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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