Members of the 2017 UPstanding list of leading ethnic-minority executives talk about the barriers faced by black and ethnic minority (BAME) people in business, the importance of role modelling and the commercial value of inclusion. Heather Melville, director for strategic partnerships and head of business inclusion initiatives, Royal Bank of ScotlandHeather was born in the UK to Jamaican parents. She was recently awarded an OBE for work in gender equality.
He cites an example of a major 2017 science story in which the collision of two neutron stars allowed astronomers to detect gravitational waves. "In English, I could say, ‘Two neutron stars collided recently, and the explosion from that released gravity waves that astronomers detected’. Saying this in Zulu would amount to me making words up and taking too long to explain what neutron stars are, and even having to make clear what I mean by gravity waves. "It is doable, but it ends up being sloppy."
A new study has found that surgery patients are twice as likely to die in Africa compared to the global average. A lack of resources was to blame for the high mortality rate. Only 12% of the world’s 2.1-million-strong specialist surgical work force, which includes surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and obstetricians, practice in African or South East Asian countries. And about two out of every three people in the world do not have access to safe, affordable and timeous surgery.
There's something about special about South African researchers.
[Unsolicited comment during an interview w an astronomer]: "Another issue, apart from machine learning, is social context as well. How do we add value to the community around us by doing what we’re doing?"
"The problem is not with the African languages. The problem is the attitude we have towards them and the refusal to invest in them. They will tell you English is the only language that can take you to heaven.” - Pan South African Language Board CEO Rakwena Monareng https://twitter.com/sarahemilywild/status/953882109239808000
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