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A set of principles will be agreed on at the meeting, including dispute mechanisms.

The valuable vacant District Six land still in the hands of the Western Cape provincial government and the Cape Town City Council is expected to be placed in a trust.

About 45 ha of vacant land, some of which is in private hands, is believed to be available for redevelopment. Negotiations over the land will take place with private owners.

Wallace Mgoqi, regional land claims commissioner, said the common vision found by the different parties for District Six constituted a breakthrough.

“It is a milestone in the protracted struggle which has been going on since the commencement of the claim,” he said.

Money for the redevelopment would be sourced from the Government as well as from local and international donors, said Mr Mgoqi.

Anwah Nagia, chairman of the District Six Beneficiary and Redevelopment Trust, said fears that the area would become a slum were completely unfounded.

“Nobody wants to encourage the building of a slum in District Six. We are not building houses that are uninhabitable.

“We will be looking at erecting affordable housing, not sub-economic housing,” he said.

The plan was to present claimants who wished to return to District Six with title deeds to property, he said.

However, Mr Nagia said he did not believe that white landlords – whom he felt had been well compensated when they left the area and had not been forcibly removed – should be given priority in the redevelopment.

Mr Nagia, a former resident of District Six, said he personally would not lodge a claim as he already owned a house in Walmer Estate and he would prefer to see those less fortunate being given homes.

Many former residents are not sure whether the spirit of District Six can be recreated after so much pain and suffering. The area was reduced to a windswept landscape after residents were forcibly evicted in terms of the Group Areas Act.

Mr Ebrahim said: “That’s the million-dollar question.”

“But we believe restitution must also be about restoring the dignity of our suffering.”

He said his father, Jamallodien Ebrahim, died a heartbroken man after he was thrown out of District Six, where he owned nine houses and two shops.

Mr Ebrahim said he hoped to see the restitution of this land if possible, but he would be prepared to consider accepting alternative state land in the area or financial compensation instead.

Another alternative would be for stakeholders to be given shares in the rebuilding of District Six, he suggested.

Mr Ebrahim was 24 when his family was thrown off their land and moved into a two-room flat in Gatesville. From being a businessman running his father’s general dealer company, he became “a beggar” overnight.

“Landowners have to be given fair and just compensation. As shopkeepers, most of us lost not only our businesses but our livelihood.

“I became a beggar and it was only because of the support of my family that I survived,” he said.

Mr Ebrahim said he saw the signing of the three-way agreement between representatives of evicted residents, government and local authorities as a breakthrough in the restitution process.

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
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nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
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what are the products of Nano chemistry?
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There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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ya I also want to know the raman spectra
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
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I think
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Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
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how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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what is differents between GO and RGO?
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what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
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if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
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Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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what king of growth are you checking .?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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