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Girls in space! Africa’s first private satellite – designed by schoolgirls

Africa is about to launch its first private satellite. It's a unique achievement - not least because the engineers designing the satellite's payload aren’t veteran astrophysicists, as you might expect. They’re teenage schoolgirls.

Senegalese humanitarian appointed Fifa’s first female secretary-general

Fifa’s new secretary-general is an African, and just as extraordinary, a woman. Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura’s appointment is being greeted with optimism in the football world with Fifa’s president Gianni Infantino believing she is the best person to help him rebuild the organisation.

Senegalese humanitarian appointed Fifa’s first female secretary-general (2)

Fifa’s new secretary-general is an African, and just as extraordinary, a woman. Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura’s appointment is being greeted with optimism in the football world with Fifa’s president Gianni Infantino believing she is the best person to help him rebuild the organisation.

Ericsson ICT city index ranks Johannesburg first in Africa

Ericsson ICT city index ranks Johannesburg first in Africa

South African city Johannesburg leads other African countries in international communications company Ericsson’s 2014 Networked Society City Index despite slipping a few places. The index measures how 40 global cities leverage ICT to solve the social, environmental and economic challenges that they face.
Florence Masebe stars in first-ever Tshivenda film

Florence Masebe stars in first-ever Tshivenda film

South African soapie fans will be able to see one of their favourite stars, veteran actress Florence Masebe, on the big screen when the world's first Tshivenda-language feature film, Elelwani, opens locally on 31 January.
Major milestone for Gautrain

Gautrain’s first locally built rail car

Featuring a modern white carriage, and with gold and blue stripes above the windows, side panels, floors and doors, the first of 81 locally manufactured rail cars for the Gautrain rapid rail link rolled off the assembly line east of Johannesburg this week.

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