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Tamsin Oxford

Tamsin Oxford

    The power of waste
    The power of waste
    Renewable energy covers a lot of ground. It’s fuel for transportation, it’s heating and cooking applications, and it’s power. For most...
    Managing the assets of the natural world
    Managing the assets of the natural world
    In a time when start-ups and small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) are the talk of the town, and the social entrepreneur is given much...
    Casting on, casting out
    Casting on, casting out
    The South African manufacturing industry is under pressure and our mineral resources, while rich and diverse, are not going to last forever. There...
    Investing in human capital
    Investing in human capital
    Knowledge, education, understanding and the development of skills — these are the qualities and attributes necessary for the growth of a country...
    Understanding patterns in urban disease
    Understanding patterns in urban disease
    Health. It is often neglected, treasured when taken away and an area where research and understanding are desperately needed as disease patterns...
    Local is lekker - and healthy
    Local is lekker - and healthy
    Around 95% of medical devices are imported into South Africa. Their costs are high, fluctuating with economy and demand, and ultimately the patients...
    Lifting the burden of mental health
    Lifting the burden of mental health
    In South Africa, along with many other low and middle-income countries (LMI) around the world, there is a growing burden of mental illness....
    Bringing policy to fruition in training South African nurses
    Bringing policy to fruition in training South African nurses
    The nursing profession in South Africa is facing significant challenges around education, staffing and regulation. The national department...
    Innovation needed to boost matric results
    Innovation needed to boost matric results
    Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the matric pass rate for the 2015 on January 5 2016. The results showed that 70.7% of South...
    Getting the best out of short-term insurance
    Getting the best out of short-term insurance
    According to the annual KPMG Insurance Survey, the short-term insurance industry has seen increased pressure placed on performance...
    Overcoming the age barrier
    Overcoming the age barrier
    Founded in 1981 by Catholic Welfare and Development, NOAH is a non-profit organisation that attends to the welfare of older people. The ethos of...
    Change hatched from chickens
    Change hatched from chickens
    Tanzanian Elizabeth Swai is one of the finalists in the Individual Award for Drivers of Change. Her business, AKM Glitter Company, specialises in...