Lights, camera, action in Diepsloot

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.
Mobile money crosses borders with MTN

WhatsApp takes SA mobile phones by storm

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.
Cape Town launches reserves guide

South Africa moves to grow bio-economy

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.
Microsoft to premiere OneApp in SA

SA mobile users shift from voice to data

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's eco-friendly office tower

Absa centres to connect entrepreneurs

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.
500 Gb/s network trial a global first in SA

SA tipped as future African internet leader

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.
TV 'white space' trial makes the connection

TV ‘white space’ trial makes the connection

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.
500 Gb/s network trial a global first in SA

Telkom speeds up South Africa’s ADSL

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.
SA fares well in emerging markets study

JSE’s AltX marks 10th anniversary

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.
New Airbus fleet for SA Airways

SAA, Boeing in biofuel partnership

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.


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