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The Story of Africa| BBC World Service

The Story of Africa| BBC World Service | Australia, South America, and Africa | Scoop.it
The history of the continent from an African perspective. With hundreds of pages, and multi-media, the BBC investigates the events and characters that have made African history from the origins of humankind to the end of South African apartheid.
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 The majority of Africans are now Muslim or Christians. Though there are many different other religions and practices. they all share a common belief. They believe 1 one god.

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Nigeria becomes Africa's largest economy

Nigeria becomes Africa's largest economy | Australia, South America, and Africa | Scoop.it
South Africa overtaken as biggest economy in Africa after Nigeria rebases GDP calculation to more than $500bn.
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Nigeria, Africa's most populous country has been growing due to investment destination and growing capital markets. Their markets has made them the largest economy in all Africa.

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Education in South Africa

Education in South Africa | Australia, South America, and Africa | Scoop.it
Information on
education in South Africa: private and public institutions,
government policy and spending, schools, colleges and
universities, resources, links and more
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Intellectual/arts

The education in South Africa has one of the highest rates of public investment in the world. The government spends more on for them to attend school from the age of 7 to age of 15 or from grade 1 to grade 9.

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South American Politics

South American Politics | Australia, South America, and Africa | Scoop.it
South American Politics in today's world enjoys a certain democratic political rule but it is gained by the continued struggle against the decades of dictatorship and the country has passed through a lot of political crisis.
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South America's politics

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Arts & Entertainment in Chile

Arts & Entertainment in Chile | Australia, South America, and Africa | Scoop.it
The narrow, distinctive strip of land that makes up the southwestern edge of South America is full -- that's Chile. It is a land of sun, sand and surf -- but it's the ...
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This article is social. There are many things you can do in Chile to entertain yourself while you visit. You can go to museums or go shopping. You can also go clubbing after it turns dark if you're old enough. 

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Geography and Map of Australia

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Geography and maps of Australia.: great barrier reef depletion of the ozone layer geography australia capt james cook cia factbook
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This is the area/geography of Australia.

It states the background and geography of Australia . 

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People, culture and lifestyle - About Australia - Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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This article is social because it talks about Austrailia's culture and lifestyles as well as language. 

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Australian Values - Religion

Australian Values - Religion | Australia, South America, and Africa | Scoop.it
Australian values: Religion. Australians profess the most of the 'one true religions' of God's love and peace.
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This artagoutis religious because it talks about Aaustralia religion. Australia is very spiritual and their religion is based on nature. They respect all religions. The religions in Australia are Philistime, Bikinism, The Kristeich, and Flying Spaghetthi Monster.

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Religion 

This article explains the spiritual traditions and beliefs of religions in Australia

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Lifestyles in South Africa | By South Africa Channel

Outdoor activities such as game drives in the Kruger National Park and surfing in Durban as well as socializing at nightclubs or at braais (barbeques) form a major part of the South African Lifestyle.
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The lifestyle changes according to their income, their geographical positions, and their preferences. South Africans are generally fun, loving, and laid back. 

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Africa: Physical Geography

Africa: Physical Geography | Australia, South America, and Africa | Scoop.it
Encyclopedic entry. Africa has an array of diverse ecosystems, from sandy deserts to lush rain forests.
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Area/Geography

Africa is the second largest continent. It is divided in half almost equally by the equator. Africa has eight major physical regions that each have unique animal and plant communities. 

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South Africa's political parties

South Africa's political parties | Australia, South America, and Africa | Scoop.it
Information on
democracy in South Africa - safeguarded by one of the world's
most progressive constitutions, an independent judiciary, a free
press and a robust multi-party political system
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South Africa's Parliament is made up of two houses: the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces. African has many different varieties of political parties.

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Latin American music and dance

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This is intellectual/arts. There are many differnet types of music and dance in South America. Tango Is one of th many dances that originated from argentina. A lot of their dances are influenced by other cultures. 

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Entertainment, The impact of changing technology on everyday life, Australia's social and cultural history in the post-war period, History Year 9, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Austr...

Entertainment, The impact of changing technology on everyday life, Australia's social and cultural history in the post-war period, History Year 9, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Austr... | Australia, South America, and Africa | Scoop.it
Entertainment, The impact of changing technology on everyday life, Australia's social and cultural history in the post-war period, History, Year 9, NSW Television in Australia Television was introduced to Australians in 1956.

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This article represents the social entertainment of Australia. It includes information about the positive and the negative effects of television when it was first presented in Australia. It also has information on  other forms of technology such as computers and radios. I chose this article because it gives more information on how other people use their technology.

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Education in Australia: an overview

Education in Australia: an overview | Australia, South America, and Africa | Scoop.it
Australia enjoys a worldwide reputation for academic excellence, offering internationally recognised qualifications with employment and career development opportunities.
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This article is intellectual because it talks about education. The article shows what age is in what grade. It also tells you how long the school year lasts. 

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Australia's Political Structure - Macquarie International - Macquarie University

Australia's Political Structure - Macquarie International - Macquarie University | Australia, South America, and Africa | Scoop.it
Australia's Political Structure
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This article is political because it states about how the Austrailian government workamend how it is based off of political parties. 

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Viviana Abigail's curator insight, October 3, 2013 12:07 PM

This article I chose falls under the political structure category. The commonwealth of Australia is made up of six states and two mainland territories. It is an independent Western democracy with almost 22 million people. The Australian Government is based on the liberal democratic tradition, which upholds the right to freedom of speech and association and a commitment to religious tolerance.

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Just 1/3 more disabled workers can generate $43 billion in GDP in next 10 years

Just 1/3 more disabled workers can generate $43 billion in GDP in next 10 years | Australia, South America, and Africa | Scoop.it

A fear of the unknown is deterring Australian employers from hiring more people with disabilities, according to the chief executive of one of Australia's largest companies.

 

The report, by Deloitte Access Economics, found that increasing workforce participation rates for people with disabilities by one-third would generate $43 billion in gross domestic product over the next decade.

 

The report also found that increased employment participation would help cover the costs for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, to be introduced to Federal Parliament this month.

Australian Network on Disability chief executive Suzanne Colbert said Australian businesses ranked poorly on a global scale, with only 17 per cent of companies focusing on including people with disability. Australia is ranked 21st out of 29 in OECD countries in employing people with disability.

 

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So why isn't the government leading this and employing those with deep knowledge of specific disabilities to impliment a real NDIS for their cohort? That would require a shift in the way we treat PWD, not as objects of pity but as equals who require a little assistance or modifications to the workplace. You can't just write about it in policies, you have to lead by walking the talk. We advise our friends, "do what you know, what you're passionate about". Who better to have sedentary positions than those who have a wealth of knowledge about their own industry.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/disabled-workers-challenge-naive-employers-20121121-29oxp.html#ixzz2D2TGGYG4


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This article is economic. It talks about how disabled workers challenge naive employers. 

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NT NDCO's curator insight, October 27, 2015 12:08 AM

Interesting article, setting out the financial benefits of employing people with disabilities. One of the main barriers being 'fear of the unknown'. The Australian Employers Network on Disability have published an excellent resource, including a 'making it easy' checklist for employers.