This week on Cutting Edge, we investigate how bogus colleges affect not only the students registered with them, but also the country as a whole.
We look specifically at the Academy of Advanced Technology, which offers courses in the architectural field.
While preparations for 2010 are underway, many of the engineers and architects used were imported from other countries, because of the shortage of skills locally.
Needless to say that graduates in this field would come a long way to fill the shortage.
However, students registered for a diploma at the Academy of Advanced Technology say after completing the first leg of a three year programme, they found out with dismay that the institution is not registered with the Department of Education. This means that their qualifications will be null and void.
While the Department of Education says the Academy of Advanced Technology is breaking the law, they are saying there is nothing wrong with what they are doing.
There has recently been reports of a string of collapsing buildings in the country, the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) warns the public about people who pose as architects or claim to have knowledge of the construction field. SACAP says the public must ask for a SACAP registration number before they entrust any service provider with any construction work.
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This step-by-step article describes how to disable the automatic search function for network printers and folders in Microsoft Windows XP.
By default, Windows XP monitors shared resources on the network to make it easier to connect to a shared resource. This feature, which is new in Windows XP, is implemented by periodically scanning the computers on the network. During the scan, Windows XP identifies any newly-shared resources, such as a printer that has just gone online as a shared printer, or a folder that has just been shared.
When Windows XP finds a newly-shared resource, it adds an icon for the resource to My Network Places, and, if the new resource is a printer, also in your Printers and Faxes folder. This is a convenient way for you to keep up to date on the shared resources that are available on the network, and it does not add a great deal of overhead to your Windows XP computer's work load.
However, the apparent convenience of this new feature may not be desirable if you cannot use the information that is gained from the automatic scan for network resources.
Some users have a limited scope to their daily tasks. They only need to have access to one or two shared folders, usually document folders that are stored on file servers that hold documents that are related to their job descriptions. Or, they only need a specific printer, such as the company printer that holds pre-printed invoices, because they work in the Accounts Receivable department. They may not have sufficient permissions to obtain access to some of the shared resources. In these cases, the discovery of new printers and new shared folders is not important or needed.
Some users are running Windows XP on a portable computer, and spend most of their computing time off of the network. Or, perhaps they connect their portable computers to multiple, different networks (either in the company office or at branch office sites). Having Windows XP use any resources at all to perform this chore might be counter-productive. It may be confusing to see an icon in My Network Neighborhood that is not always available.
To disable the automatic search for network printers and folders, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and click Folder Options to open the Folder Options dialog box.
Click the View tab.
In the Advanced Settings list, click to clear the Automatically Search for Network Folders and Printers check box.
To change the registry key to disable automatic search for network printers and folders , follow these steps:
Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
Locate the following registry subkey:
Right-click System, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
Type NoNetCrawling, and then press ENTER.
In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
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Phone: 1555 (from MTN) or 083 1555 from other networks (chargeable)
Windows XP Activation Toll-free number and Office number changed long time ago in South Africa. If you want to activate your new windows here are the following Microsoft South Africa contact center numbers
South Africa Office: (27) (11) 361 7000
Toll-free: (0) (801) 43 43 43
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