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09 February 2006

Call for papers

A joint conference of the South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education and the Productive Learning Cultures Project at the University of Bergen in Norway has issued a call for papers. The theme of the conference is Knowledge Production and Higher Education in the 21st Century. The conference will take place in Bergen from August 31 to September 2. For more information, contact Jo-Ann Adams at

Cape universities focus on HIV/AIDS

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), in association with UCT's health sciences faculty, the UWC School of Public Health and the US Bioethics Unit, are to commemorate Human Rights Day at a joint seminar focusing on health personnel. The event will take place at the Multipurpose Sport Complex at the CPUT's Cape Town campus on March 18 from 09h00 to 13h00.

The workshop will be divided into two sections. In the first, there will be an overview of socio-economic rights and the place of health as a right in South Africa, and a short input on the status of anti-retroviral (ARV) rollout. Thereafter, the question of health equity and the ARV roll out will be debated.

After a tea break, the workshop will break into groups to discuss issues in more detail.Contact transformation coordinator Zetu Makamandela-Mguqulwa for further enquiries on tel 406 6633.

MTN ScienCentre talk

Dr Per-Edvin Persson will discuss Aspects on the Success and Growth of Science Centres Worldwide on March 16 at 18h30 at the MTN ScienCentre, Canal Walk. The talk focuses on the current trends in the growing science centre movement. Initially, science centres focused on hands-on exhibitions but over the last 35 years this has expanded to include the broadening of communication media, the integration of the physical site and website and the active networking of scientists. Other topics discussed include what successful science centres share and their impact on society. To book, contact Veronica Pink on (021) 529 8100 or visit the website

Note that serial number

Campus Protection Services wants to encourage cellphone owners to take a note of their serial numbers in the event of a phone being stolen. To check the number, key in the following on your phone: star hash zero six hash (as*#06#). A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it safe. If your phone is stolen, you can notify your service provider to block the handset which then cannot be used with other sim cards, thus thwarting the thieves.

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