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Brainstem Stroke

The brainstem is located directly above the spinal cord. It helps controls involuntary functions like heartbeat, breathing, and blood pressure. Normal brainstem function is vital to survival. Nerves that are used for eye movement, hearing, talking, chewing, swallowing, and muscle movement are also controlled by the brainstem.

A brainstem stroke happens when the blood supply to the brainstem is interrupted. This type of stroke can result in death, since the damaged brainstem can no longer control the body’s vital functions.

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MathsGenius walks away with women empowerment award

South Africa held its first national leg of the SADC Gender Protocol@Work Summit in Johannesburg from the 22nd to the 25th of April 2014. Among the winners was the innovative and ground-breaking MathsGenius Leadership Institute (MGLI) which was represented by its CEO, Edzai Conilias Zvobwo.

The talented orator delivered an inspiring presentation on the work MGLI is doing for South African STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) girl learners which left the audience craving for more.

The SADC Protocol on Gender and Development was signed by all South African heads of states, with the exception of Botswana and Mauritius, in 2008.

The Protocol on Gender encompasses commitments made in all regional, global and continental instruments for achieving gender equality whilst enhancing these instruments by addressing gaps and setting specific measurable targets where these do not already exist and advancing gender equality by ensuring accountability by all SADC member states, as well as providing a forum for the sharing of best practices, peer support and review.

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SABC broadcast schedule for ANC National Conference in Mangaung

Johannesburg, Wednesday 12 December 2012The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), today released its TV, Radio and Online broadcast schedule for the ANC’s National Conference, taking place from the 16th till the 20th of December 2012, in Mangaung, Free State.

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SABC ANC conference coverage lauded

SABC acting Chief Operation Officer (COO), Hlaudi Motseneng - The SABC has lauded its coverage of the ANC's 53rd elective conference in Mangaung, Free State.

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Mandela responding well to treatment: Maharaj

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj says former President Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment he's receiving at the One Military Hospital in Pretoria.  Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection. The presidency says doctors have concluded the tests they have been conducting on Mandela.

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SABC appreciates Bishops prayers

Johannesburg, Thursday, 13 December 2012 - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) appreciates the Bishops from different church denominations who came to pray for the corporation.

Close to 40 Bishops and elders from different churches came to the SABC to not only pray for the corporation, but to also offer words of encouragement and support to the management team.

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