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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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“IT IS NOT HOW MUCH WE GIVE BUT HOW LOVE WE PUT INTO GIVING”
MOTHER TERESA

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

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The Republic of Turkey declared a 3 months state of emergency all over the country on 20 July 2016.

African Union decision to have Pan African visa for all Africans by 2018.


RIDDLES!

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WANT A DAY OFF WORK!

So you want a day off, Let’s take a look at what you are asking for.
There are 365 days per year available for work. 
There a 52 weeks per year in which you have already have 2 days off per week, leaving 261 days available for work.
Since you spend 16 hours each day away from work, you have used up 170 days, leaving only 91 days available.
You spend 30 minutes each day on tea/coffee breaks which counts for 23 days each year, leaving only 68 days available.
With 1 hour lunch break each day, you used up another 46 days, leaving only 22 days available for work.
You normally spend 2 days per year on sick leave and this leaves only 20 days per year available for work.
We are all off 5 days a year, so your available working time is down to 15 days.
We generously give 14 days vacation leave per year which leaves you with only 1 day available for work.
I WILL BE DAMNED IF YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE THAT DAY OFF!

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Nelson Mandela Books

How many biographies can one man inspire? The jury's still out on this one. Books by or about Nelson Mandela are a growth industry. Here are snap reviews of some of the classics.

A Long Walk to Freedom

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Madiba's autobiography was begun in prison, worked on for several months after his release in 1990 and has been issued in a range of volumes - including a shortened, simplified version,referred to in the trade as "A Short Walk to Freedom" but actually entitled "The Illustrated Long Walk to Freedom" (Little, Brown). The full-strength version is available in one (fat) volume or two, from Abacus.

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Mandela: The Authorised Biography

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Anthony Sampson, former editor of Drum magazine, is the author of a biography simply called "Mandela" (Harpercollins), which brings the story up to date - or at least up to 1999, and includes Madiba's time as President of South Africa.

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The World That Made Mandela

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Bringing history and geography together, Luli Callinicos' coffee-table-sized book is filled with archival and contemporary images telling Mandela's story through the many places associated with his life. From his birthplace in Qunu to the Old Fort in Johannesburg, where he was held prisoner (and which is now the site of the Constitutional Court), from Soweto to Mpumalanga, the images provide a wonderful historical context for South Africa today, combining to form a unique "heritage trail".

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Nelson Mandela: a Life in Cartoons

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"Nelson Mandela: a Life in Cartoons" by Stephen Francis and cartoonist Rico (New Africa Books) documents an extraordinary life in over 150 extraordinary cartoons.

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In the Words of Nelson Mandela

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"Mandela from another angle: In the Words of Nelson Mandela" by Jennifer Crwys-Williams is a compilation of aphorisms drawn from Madiba's speeches, interviews, books and court reports. Also reissued as "The Thoughts of Nelson Mandela".