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Samsung’s Digital Village debuts in South Africa | GizMag.com

Samsung’s Digital Village debuts in South Africa | GizMag.com | My topic | Scoop.it

Using solar power to promote healthcare and education is the concept behind Samsung’s Digital Villages, a project recently launched in South Africa as the kick-off a larger plan that includes units in Ethiopia and Gabon by the end of 2013. The Digital Village is also designed to help local traders develop their business with a sustainable and low-cost alternative to fossil fuels.

 

One of Digital Villages' components is called Tele-Medical Center to provide healthcare to inhabitants of remote villages who lack access to this type of service. The center covers basic operations such as diagnosis and prescription. As it is connected to a database and a server, patient data can be shared and managed online.

 

Another section, Health Center, provides more technical health care with eye, ear and dental treatment, blood analysis and diagnosis. Education is also part of the project with the Internet School. Teachers have touchscreens at their disposal, which are powered by the solar panels installed on the roof. Students have access to solar-powered netbooks for their multimedia classes.

 

Samsung is not working alone on this initiative, having forged several partnerships to carry out the project. It has drafted in support from government, civil organizations, local health authorities, universities, relief NGO World Vision (healthcare) and UNESCO (education).

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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City that rocks - Branding through events in South Africa

City that rocks - Branding through events in South Africa | My topic | Scoop.it

"City branding or country marketing is not a new phenomenon. Post World War II it was imperative that countries particularly cities, rebuild themselves and use marketing strategies to enhance and promote the better image of the country or cities for reasons such as attracting tourism, attracting business, talent and resources."


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Getting to Know Africa: 50 Interesting Facts…

Getting to Know Africa: 50 Interesting Facts… | My topic | Scoop.it
 
 
There are 54 countries and one “non-self governing territory”, the Western Sahara, in Africa.
All of Africa was colonized by foreign powers during the “scramble for Africa”, except Ethiopia and Liberia.

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Article argues that China is Africa's top trade partner with Sino-Africa trade volumes now nearing $200 billion per year.