British wastewater firm enters SA

British wastewater treatment company Bluewater Bio has entered the South African market through an agreement with local firm Headstream Water Holdings - and the two are eyeing sub-Saharan expansion within the next 12 to 18 months.

Elton John opens kids’ centre

British singer/songwriter Elton John has opened a care centre in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg that runs life skills projects for orphaned, abused and neglected children.

West Africa cable ‘online by 2011’

The $600-million, 14 000km West Africa Cable System linking southern and western Africa with Europe should be in service by 2011, providing high capacity international bandwidth and further reducing telecoms costs on the continent.

KAT-7 telescope gets first antenna

In a major boost for South Africa's ambitions to host the Square Kilometre Array - a €1.5-billion radio telescope 50 times more powerful than anything yet built - a construction team has installed the first antenna of the KAT-7, a seven-dish SKA prototype, near Carnarvon in the Northern Cape.

South Africa’s supercomputing champs

First-time entrant South Africa stunned heavyweights China and the USA at an international student supercomputing competition in Germany on Wednesday, scooping overall top honours with the highest scores across the board.

BEE benefit for SA Chinese

The Pretoria high court has ruled that South African Chinese may be reclassified as black. This ruling will enable the group to benefit from the country’s employment equity and black empowerment legislation.

Business info centre for Kruger Airport

An information centre marketing South Africa's Mpumalanga province as an investment destination and trade hub is to open at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, which receives around 300 000 visitors a year, half of whom are foreigners.

Cadbury now Fairtrade certified

Confectionery giant Cadbury has made a landmark stride towards bringing progress and stability to the lives of poor farmers in the developing world. Since becoming Fairtrade certified for its best-selling Dairy Milk brand, farmers in West Africa will now be able to secure better deals for their produce.

KanyeKanye wins Chicago film award

Zulu short film KanyeKanye wowed audiences at the 49th Chicago International Film Festival, going on to win an Audience Choice award. The story is a township-based Romeo and Juliet fairy tale.

Rollsing from Cape to Cairo

Driving from Cape Town to Cairo is hardly considered radical these days, but if you’re in your seventies and attempting to do so in an ultra luxury sedan, then perhaps it is.