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Ancient Khoisan (San) Tribe

Independent Documentary "Bushman's Secret" By Rehad Desai. Rehad Desai travels to the Kalahari to investigate global interest in ancient Bushmen knowledge, he meets Jan van der Westhuizen, a fascinating Khomani San traditional healer. Jan's struggle to live close to nature is hampered by centuries of colonial exploitation of the San Bushmen and of their land. Unable to survive as they once did hunting and gathering, the Khomani now live in a state of poverty that threatens to see the last of this community forever. One plant could make all the difference. Hoodia, a cactus used by Bushmen for centuries, has caught the attention of a giant pharmaceutical company. It now stands to decide the fate of the Khomani San. Bushman's Secret features breathtaking footage of the Kalahari landscape, and exposes us to a world where modernity collides with ancient ways, at a time when each has, strangely, come to rely on the other. Evicted from their ancestral lands, forced to abandon their native languages, and left to fend for themselves in a state of brutal poverty on the fringes of South African society, the Bushmen now face further exploitation, since the hoodia cactus (a source of food and medicinal healing) is being taken from their remaining lands by the conglomerate Unilever for use as a dubious weight loss product (ironically, Unilever also claims to be the "world's largest ice cream manufacturer," surely a contributing factor to obesity). Despite an agreement signed with the South African government for profits from the harvesting of hoodia, the Bushmen have yet to enjoy any financial returns. Bushman's Secret serves up a shameful indictment of contemporary South African government, which would sooner kowtow to multinational corporate demands than provide basic services for its own people. Highly recommended.

Channels: Science, Math & Social Studies  Culture & Traditions  Education & Instructional 

Added: 1618 days ago by Oyokoba

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The Art of Public Speaking

How to prepare, know your material and overcome stage fright and engage the public in confidence. Know thyself, the audience and prapare.

Channels: Science, Math & Social Studies  Culture & Traditions  Education & Instructional 

Added: 1642 days ago by Oyokoba

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Investing Wisely - PM Express

Investing is like planting a seed, no matter how small a fruit is, it contains the seeds to perpetuate itself, like wise no matter how small you make you should make the effort to invest some portion for your own future upkeep.

Channels: Science, Math & Social Studies  Culture & Traditions  Education & Instructional 

Added: 2101 days ago by Oyokoba

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Khan Academy - The E-Classroom For All

Hi, students and parents, loosen up, you no longer need to bang your head around, trying to get a grasp of Calculus, Chemistry, Geography, Sociology etc. Pull your chair in front of your computer and let Khan Academy show you the way. Where there is a will, there is an A. Cheers!!!

Channels: Science, Math & Social Studies  High School  Elementary School 

Added: 2308 days ago by Oyokoba

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