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Why Celebrate Human Rights?

Published 11 July 2016

Human Rights Day is a national day that is commemorated annually on 21 March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa.

The remembrance allows us to reflect on progress made in the promotion and protection of human rights.

Were You Aware of these Ten Amazing HUMAN BODY Facts?

Published 10 July 2016

New tissue needs blood supply, so your vascular system expands to accommodate it. This also means your heart must work harder to pump blood through the new network, which may reduce oxygenation and nutrient replenishment in other tissues. Lose a pound? Your body will break down and reabsorb the unneeded blood vessels from the previous tissue.

Interview with FPD 2015 Research Award Winner: Dr Andrew Medina-Marino

Published 9 July 2016

When I was doing my undergraduate degree, I double majored in Biology and Race Relations because I always had an interest in social justice but I loved the objective approach that science provided. I studied molecular biology after completing undergraduate degree because the adviser told me that it was easier to go from science into social science but impossible to go from social science back into the lab, therefore I studied molecular biology.

Sonny Ncube Frames the Future of Healthcare with His Ideas

Published 8 July 2016

ave you ever wondered how some organisations (or people) manage to have one amazing success after another? Well, the secret is having the creative mind-set, which is a growth mind-set orientated towards creating values.

Walking the talk: Maria Ncube’s path of Integrity

Published 7 July 2016

Do you walk your talk? Say what you mean and mean what you say? Or does your language take you down the roads you’re not willing to follow? Taking a closer look at how your words and deeds connect can help you see where you really stand. These were the sentiments that Maria Ncube covered herself with when she joined FPD in 2014.

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