Aspiring filmmakers in densely populated Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, now have a real shot at making their movie dreams come true, with the opening of the first film studio in the township on Wednesday.
WhatsApp could soon be the leading social network on South African mobile phones, with more than half - or 10.6-million - of the country's urban adults now using the instant messaging service, according to researchers World Wide Worx and Fuseware.
The government has launched an updated bio-economy strategy that seeks to harness partnerships with industry and academia in order to accelerate the development of bio-based services, products and innovations in South Africa.
South African mobile phone networks are seeing call revenues declining for the first time in their histories as the younger generation leads the consumer charge into a "new data economy", according to a new study from research company World Wide Worx.
Absa, a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group, launched its eighth South African entrepreneurship centre last week. The bank is seeking to move beyond merely financing start-ups to helping entrepreneurs gain access to markets and business management skills.
South Africa and Morocco could become leaders in driving the growth of the internet in Africa, according to a new report by global consulting firm McKinsey which predicts that the internet's contribution to Africa's GDP could climb as high as 10% - or about $300-billion - by 2025.
South Africa may soon start using television "white space" - unused channels in the broadcast TV spectrum - to deliver cheap broadband to remote areas after a successful Google trial showed that this can be done without interfering with existing TV channels.
Telkom, South Africa's main fixed line operator, is doubling broadband ADSL connection speeds for existing consumer and business customers, following its recently announced ADSL speed increases for the country's internet service providers.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange this week marks the 10th year anniversary of AltX, the exchange's board for fast-growing small and medium enterprises. Since its inception, 106 companies have listed on AltX, with 22 companies having migrated from there to the JSE's main board.
South African Airways and US aerospace giant Boeing are to work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in southern Africa, a first for the continent.