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South African HIV/Aids research pioneer Glenda Gray on 2017 Time’s 100 Most Influential list

Dr Glenda Gray, the pioneering medical researcher, who specialises in the search for a vaccine for HIV/Aids, is the only South African to be...

Africans on Time magazine’s 2016 100 Most Influential list

The Time 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, including academics, politicians, cultural personalities and philanthropists. A number of Africans and Africa-related events feature this year.

New electric car to hit South African market

South African-born entrepreneur and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has revealed the latest model of the electric car from his company, Tesla. He tweeted that it would also be available in South Africa. The Model 3 can travel up to 346 kilometres on a single charge.

Tesla Powerwall is now available in South Africa

Tesla Motors, the electric vehicle and energy storage company based in the US's Silicon Valley and led by South African-born industrialist Elon Musk, will open an office in South Africa during January 2016 to develop its Powerwall energy storage solutions for local consumers and businesses.

South Africans flying the flag for African excellence

Brand South Africa salutes the 100 Most Influential Africans announced earlier this week by the New African magazine for flying the African flag of excellence. Sixteen South Africans are amongst the 100 most influential Africans including Brand South Africa board member, Thebe Ikalafeng.

Two South Africans most admired in global survey

Nelson Mandela and technology brain Elon Musk are in the top three most admired leaders in the world, beating some top competition. The list was compiled through voting by 1 000 young people who are part of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community.

Elon Musk reveals battery to power homes

A solar-powered battery that allows home owners to go completely off-grid has been unveiled by South African-born and raised technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, who believes his company's latest innovation will help change the "entire energy infrastructure of the world".

My normal, crazy, mixed-up country

South African hit movie White Wedding is currently showing in the US to rave reviews. Jann Turner, who directed and jointly wrote and produced the film, writes about the place that inspired it - South Africa.

My normal, crazy, mixed-up country

South African hit movie White Wedding is now showing in the US to rave reviews. Jann Turner, who directed and jointly wrote and produced the film, writes about the place that inspired it – South Africa.