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Mobile video-streaming app for low-bandwidth Africa

A South African developed video streaming solution, specially designed to cater for the low-speed internet environment encountered in most parts of Africa, has been released as a free mobile application for Apple and Android phones.

South Africans at the frontier on Play Your Part TV

The sixth episode of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part television series, which airs on SABC 2 on Sunday 20 July at 9pm, features pioneering South Africans who are Playing their Part by pushing the boundaries of technology, the environment and space.

Robots that can save miners’ lives

A dozen robots exploring deep in the platinum mines of the North West province to make sure conditions are safe sounds like something out of Isaac Asimov's Robot novels. But the idea is becoming a reality thanks to a team of South African robotics engineers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

Africa’s resources key to unlocking its wealth

Speaking at a seminar organised by Brand South Africa and the Department of Trade and Industry, Andre Groenewald from the Department of International Relations said Africa's star was rising, as the continent's natural resources give it a competitive edge in the global economy.

Foreign journalists get the inside story

Preconceptions were blown out the water when a group of reporters landed in Johannesburg on their first visit to South Africa. The city – and indeed the country – was not what they had expected. And in turn, they intend on informing their readers back home about their positive experiences.

Amended legislation to ease doing business in South Africa

Amendments to the National Environmental Management and the Mineral and Petroleum Development Acts will soon see a smoother process to licensing in the mining sector, improving the climate for investment in the country.

Teaching with tablets piloted in E Cape

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is providing multimedia tablets and training to 160 teachers at 11 schools in the Eastern Cape as part of a project that aims to develop a mobile teaching model that can be applied countrywide.

SA fire alert system goes international

A cutting-edge South African-developed application that uses satellite imaging to detect fires from space will soon be helping to combat the high incidence of wild fires in Angola, and is being piloted in six other African countries.

Google tests TV white space in SA

Search engine giant Google has launched the first TV white space trial in South Africa, providing wireless broadband over a "white space" network to 10 schools in Cape Town in a test project that aims to help establish a new model for internet connectivity in developing countries.

Mozzie candle creates buzz

South African indigenous herbal knowledge and modern technology have come together to create a recipe for success in an insect-repelling candle that is proven to surpass other similar products.
Homegrown malaria test kit lauded