Information ‘key to beat poverty’

Universal access to information has positive spin-offs that can help governments meet the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals of halving poverty and unemployment by 2015, says Unesco director-general Koichiro Matsuura.

Jordy Smith edged in Mr Price Pro final

Australian Julian Wilson defeated South African surfing star Jordy Smith in a memorable, high-scoring final to capture the Mr Price Pro Ballito on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast on Saturday.

SA’s stock exchange on a high

2006 was another record-beating year for South Africa's JSE, with foreigners buying a record net R73.7-billion worth of local shares, the All Share index rocketing 38%, and the AltX exchange for smaller companies reaching critical mass just three years after its birth.

SA launches tech dictionaries

Although South Africa has 11 official languages, only two of these, English and Afrikaans, are used in many technical fields. Now, three new multilingual dictionaries will bring these fields within the reach of all South Africans, no matter which language they speak.

‘Multiple sex partners driving HIV’

Multiple concurrent partnerships in which consistent condom use tends to be low, combined with low levels of male circumcision, are the key drivers of HIV/Aids in southern Africa, according to a new report.

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On 18 March 2008 I went home after work. Getting a lift with my sister who is working in Paarden Eiland I have to wait until 17h30 for her to pick me up. As we were driving home, we passed an accident where two vehicles were involved.

3G cards gaining on WiFi spots

Commercial WiFi hotspots in South Africa are losing out as corporate workers opt increasingly for more affordable 3G - wireless broadband provided by mobile networks - as their back-up internet connection, a new study finds.

In London, voting for South Africa

Twenty-five years ago, the crowds that gathered in Trafalgar Square to protest and demonstrate against apartheid South Africa played a major role in galvanising international opinion against apartheid and hastening its downfall.

New Benz to boost auto exports

DaimlerChrysler has spent R2-billion upgrading its East London plant to manufacture the new Mercedes Benz C-Class, with the vehicles to be sold on the local market and exported to countries like the UK, Australia, Japan and, in a first for South Africa, the United States.

Brazilian claims Quiksilver Pro Durban

Brazilian Jadson Andre seized the 2009 Quiksilver Pro Durban title at Ansteys Beach on Sunday, putting on an amazing display of backhand power surfing to beat Australian Owen Wright in the final.