SA's science & technology decade

SA’s science & technology decade

From mosquito-repellent candles to the Southern African Large Telescope, developments in science and technology in South Africa since 1994 have put the country on the international map, according to a new book.
South Africans told: 'Go Open'

South Africans told: ‘Go Open’

The Go Open Source campaign is an R18-million investment by Hewlett-Packard, the Shuttleworth Foundation and the CSIR to promote the use of open source software among South African home users, scholars and small businesses.
SA's women scientists honoured

SA’s women scientists honoured

South Africa's top women scientists women were honoured for their role in technological and scientific research at the 2004 South African Awards for Women in Science.
SA teen back from Mars mission

SA teen back from Mars mission

Nomathemba Kontyo, a 16-year-old from Phillippi in Cape Town, is back in South Africa after spending two weeks with the Mars Exploration Rover mission team at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Telkom wires Africa via satellite

Telkom wires Africa via satellite

Following the introduction of TelkomInternet via satellite, Telkom is taking its SpaceStream Express product into Africa, offering businesses and other users on the continent fast, reliable access to the Internet.

SA launches Open Source Centre

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has launched an Open Source Centre to help stimulate the adoption of open source software technologies in Africa.
Local laser company leads the way

African Laser Centre

A group of African countries have launched the African Laser Centre, based in South Africa, to serve as a central point for coordinating a network of excellence in laser research and development across the continent.

Computer, this is my story

Once upon a time in Africa, there was a computer programme that allowed you to create your own stories by choosing your own characters, selecting the backgrounds to your scenes, and writing your own dialogue - in your own language. It was called Storymaker ...

Sita to revamp govt systems

The State Information and Technology Agency is to "recondition" the core IT systems of six government departments to enable them to provide more efficient services to the public.
SA's budding biotech industry

SA’s budding biotech industry

By international standards, South Africa's budding biotechnology industry is small. But a national audit has found that the industry has "enormous potential" for growth and investment.


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