Aspen in Dutch pharmaceutical deal

South Africa's Aspen Group has signed a R10-billion deal with Dutch pharmaceutical firm MSD to acquire an active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing business in the Netherlands as part of the company's plan to grow its global footprint.

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.

SA in new deep space collaboration

As the first results from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite were being released last week, astronomers at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory near Johannesburg were working on a new radio telescope that will also shed new light on the earliest moments of the universe.

South Africa, Russia sign satellite pact

The South African National Space Agency and the Russian Federal Space Agency have signed an agreement that will see the RadioAstron satellite mission collaborating with radio astronomy facilities in Africa, including the planned Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

US firm opens African parts centre

American agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO has opened an African master parts distribution centre in Johannesburg to build its sub-Saharan African network and improve after-sales service infrastructure on the continent.

Stargazing in Joburg: it’s possible

South Africa is fast gaining a reputation as a leading stargazing destination, but the stars don’t come out just for people in the country’s most remote areas.
Africa is the place to see stars

Bloodhound brings world focus to South Africa

There’s more to the Bloodhound SSC than just mind-boggling speed – the project is aimed at inspiring a new generation of scientists, and a Northern Cape community is benefiting through job creation, better communications infrastructure, and tourism.
SKA: who gets what

SA, Botswana in rhino translocation deal

South African travel company andBeyond's Phinda private game reserve in KwaZulu- Natal is involved in a groundbreaking deal to translocate six white rhino to Botswana's Okavango Delta as a measure to protect the endangered species.

South Africa gears for digital TV switch

Communications Minister Dina Pule launched the demonstration of South Africa's digital terrestrial televison (DTT) technology in the Northern Cape on Wednesday, ahead of the December launch of the country's migration from analogue to digital TV broadcasting.

SA to host landspeed record attempt

South Africa's Northern Cape province is set to become the focus of speed freaks worldwide when an attempt on the world land speed record is made at the 19-kilometre Hakskeen Pan in 2013.