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Shopping online in South Africa

South Africans love to shop, and more and more are doing it online, logging on to buy everything from books to wine to electronic equipment. Here's a roundup of the most popular SA shopping websites - and links for those who want to hunt down the lesser known ones.

Jake Amo: Ghanaian toddler breaks the internet

3 November 2016 During October, various internet photo memes popped up featuring a Ghanaian toddler absorbed in his art work. The boy became a viral...

Inclusive internet essential to Africa’s growth – Cwele

The internet should be open, neutral, resilient, interoperable and responsive to the growth needs of all. This was the message Dr Siyabonga Cwele, South...

WEF on Africa: The best of 2016

The 26th World Economic Forum on Africa ran from 11 to 13 May in Rwanda. We've gathered highlights from the three-day event at which governments, business leaders, and civil society gathered to discuss the continent's progress and navigate a way forward.

WEF Africa: Breaking down the digital divide

In the developing world, there are still 4-billion people who are not connected to the internet. The World Economic Forum aims to work with governments and civil society to close that digital divide, starting with programmes in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

Kenya's wildlife migrates to the internet

Kenya’s wildlife migrates to the internet

In a world first, Kenya's stunning wildlife is being showcased in a series of live web broadcasts using new state-of-the-art internet technology. The broadcasts allow people across the world to witness the country's astonishing land, animals, and ocean flora and fauna.

Bringing African children’s stories to a new generation

The African Storybook project is using the internet to bring uniquely African children's literature to a wider audience, telling the stories of the continent in over 2000 languages
Facebook developing satellite internet for Africa

Facebook developing satellite internet for Africa

Facebook wants to launch an internet-satellite that could boost internet connectivity and bring fast, reliable and cost-effective broadband to more than 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa as early as 2016, including South Africa. People living in remote regions will benefit in particular.

Suzelle’s DIY takes South Africa by storm

Suzelle has become something of a South African internet sensation through her DIY videos on Youtube. She has covered a range of topics, but her most popular video to date is showing people how to make a braai pie. She's even been joined by Tim Noakes and together they showed the audience how to make a pizza out of cauliflower.

Africa and space: the continent looks skyward

Many African countries have active space agencies, whose earth-observation satellites help find natural resources, monitor elections, track weather, plan agriculture, deliver services, and support disaster relief and military security. Space tech may soon also connect hundreds of millions of Africans to the internet.

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