Right vs. Left Brain Injury

When we have knowledge, we can support stroke survivors in a manner in which works for them. A stroke can result in behavioral changes. These changes can vary and are based on the stroke’s severity and the part of the brain in which the stroke takes place.

The largest portion of the brain—the cerebral cortex—has two hemispheres. The right hemisphere of the brain controls nonverbal communication, emotions and spatial orientation or sense of body position. The left hemisphere of the brain controls the right side of the body and is the brain’s language center. The left hemisphere also is largely responsible for analytical thinking.

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Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011 – 2020) and SAVE LIVES

Let us all be part of the efforts to increase road safety awareness during the next decade. With this in mind we would like to share information about this initiative and share information provided by the World Health Organization.  Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 proclaimed by governments around the world

On 2 March 2010 governments around the world took the historic decision to increase action to address the road safety crisis over the next ten years. The UN General Assembly resolution proclaiming a Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 (A/64/255) was tabled by the Government of the Russian Federation and cosponsored by more than 90 countries.

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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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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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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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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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