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The philanthropic duo give their two cents or rather $200-million on how to deal with the world's inequalities.
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Think child marriages only happen in far off countries? Think again.
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Despite our complicated relationship with it, our poo could one day power our cell phones, tablets and laptops.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.