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September 7, 2017 9:36 PM Democracy By Sneeze: When Wild Dogs Must Decide, They Vote With Their Noses

Look deeply into those soulful eyes ... but watch out for that nose. When it comes time to decide whether to leave, this African wild dog may be trying to say more to its pack with the latter. Humans the world over have devised varied ways to note the opinions of a group. Want to cast a vote? Take your pick between ballots, raised hands or inked fingers 101

September 6, 2017 3:01 PM SA and Thailand to tighten trade ties

CAPE TOWN - Thailand delegation will land in South Africa this month, for a series of meetings with business partners in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Between the two countries, there has been a steady growth in bilateral trade volumes in the recent years. According to Royal Thai Embassy, in 2016, bilateral trade grew to R36 billion from R31 billion in 2015. The Embassy 101

September 6, 2017 7:39 AM Democratic dogs sneeze for their supper

An international team of researchers has uncovered an interesting technique packs of wild African dogs use to make collective decisions. Observing these creatures in the wild, the team found that they use their sneezes to vote on whether or not the pack should move off and start hunting its next target. The work stems from observations of African wild dogs taking 59

September 6, 2017 7:30 AM UDC to contest by-election with new symbol

The new symbol is a royal blue umbrella enclosed in a circle of the same colour, with the party name written underneath. The new symbol was approved this week by the IEC. UDC will use the new symbol at Tshimoyapula ward by-election and in the 2019 general elections. In a letter dated August 28, 2017 written on behalf of IEC secretary Motlapele Raleru 32

September 6, 2017 12:17 AM Swansea Uni study: African Wild dogs 'sneeze to vote'

African wild dogs vote over pack decisions by sneezing, a new study has found. The joint research by academics from Swansea, Australia and the United States monitored endangered dogs at the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust. They found the dogs used sneezes to decide when to move off to hunt after making camp for greeting ceremonies called "social 108

September 5, 2017 11:41 PM These Dogs Vote by Sneezing

The way African wild dogs seem to come to a consensus might make you say gesundheit. Democracy isn’t just for humans. New research suggests the sociable carnivores known as African wild dogs make consensus decisions too—by sneezing. The canine equivalent of “achoo!” seems to serve as a vote for some groups of the dogs, which live in countries such as Namibia 111

September 5, 2017 11:00 PM Something to sneeze about: Democratic voting in African wild dog packs

Scientists studying African wild dogs in Botswana have found members of this endangered species use sneezes to vote on when the pack will move off and start hunting. The research, by an international team working at the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust, is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Study senior author Dr Neil Jordan, a research 83

September 5, 2017 11:52 AM Meghan Markle Breaks Silence on Prince Harry Romance: ‘We’re Two People Who Are Really Happy and in Love’

The 36-year-old Suits star stuns on the cover of the October issue of Vanity Fairand for the very first time is opening up about her romance with Prince Harry. While the public attention surrounding her and the 33-year-old royal, whom she refers to several times as her “boyfriend,” has been a transition for Markle, she knows he has her back. “It has its challenges 50

September 5, 2017 5:45 AM Prince Harry can’t wait to be an uncle again

Cape Town – Prince Harry, as expected, is over the moon about his royal brother and sister-in-law’s happy baby news. The British royal was visiting organisations and projects across Manchester, which are working to support sections of the city's community when news broke. Of the big news, Harry said: “Fantastic, great, very, very happy for them.” He added 68

September 4, 2017 4:00 AM Inside Dibeela’s contentious Transitional Team Report

l Go through the new draft UDC constitution and clean it up and incorporate agreements emanating from the Governance Report for final adoption, l Facilitate the convening of the first UDC congress The team also submitted a proposed logo for consideration. They also proposed finalisation of all steps necessary for the long-awaited take off of the UDC. They proposed 49