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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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“Hatred, revenge, bitterness -these are negative emotions. The person harboring those emotions suffers more." 

Ahmed Kathrada

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

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A constitutional referendum was successfully held in The Republic of Turkey on Sunday, 16 April 2017. 
As a result 51.3 % said “Yes” and 48.1 % said "No" in a tight race to decide on whether to shift to an executive presidential system.

JOKE OF THE MONTH

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White hair

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. 
She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?" 
Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

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In a first for South Africa, the 2016 Edinburgh Medal will be jointly awarded to Kevin Govender from Cape Town's Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD), and the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The award will be bestowed during the upcoming 2016 Edinburgh International Science Festival in a ceremony on 30 March. The Edinburgh Medal is given each year to men and women of science and technology whose professional achievements have made a noteworthy impact on the understanding and well-being of humanity. 

As explained by the director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, Dr Simon Gage, the Edinburgh Medal is awarded to an individual or an organisation that had not only discovered great science but had contributed more broadly to society.

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