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Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu smartphone is a leap ahead

Nearly 30 000 people contributed to the crowdfunding drive to develop the Ubuntu Edge, a smartphone running the Ubuntu Unity OS. It showed people were hungry for something new. That phone is still in development phase, but until it comes to market, say hallo to the Ubuntu phone.

The sky is not the limit for African astronaut Mandla Maseko

Nelson Mandela taught us not to let our circumstances stop us from achieving greatness. Mandla Maseko is doing just that. A part-time DJ from Mabopane who had to put his studies on hold because of financial constraints, is to become the first black astronaut.

The sky is not the limit for African astronaut Mandla Maseko

Nelson Mandela taught the world plenty of things; notably, don't let your circumstances stop you from achieving greatness. Mandla Maseko is doing just that. A part-time DJ from Mabopane who had to put his studies on hold because of financial constraints, he is to be the first black astronaut.

From township to space, the world’s first black African astronaut

It's a long way from Mabopane to outer space, but Mandla Maseko has strapped on his boots and is on the way there. The young DJ will be the first black African astronaut, after beating a million or so contestants to win the global Axe Apollo Space Academy competition.

Ubuntu coming to phones

South Africa’s super-entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth is planning to bring his Ubuntu operating system to smartphones, allowing the little devices to work as fully functional desktops when docked and connected to a monitor and keyboard.
Visa buys SA’s Fundamo for $110m

Ubuntu beats Windows and Mac

South African entrepreneur and one-time cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth’s open-source Ubuntu operating system has bettered Windows and Macintosh, proving to be the most hack-proof system at the annual hacking contest held at Canada's CanSecWest security conference.
Shuttleworth start-up fund II

Shuttleworth start-up fund II

HBD, the venture capital firm created by internet billionaire Mark Shuttleworth, has launched its second fund, worth R150-million, to finance young South African businesses that develop products with global potential.
Turning upstarts into start-ups

Turning upstarts into start-ups

The Upstarts innovation incubation programme - brainchild of billionaire Mark Shuttleworth - aims to help South Africa's budding entrepreneurs turn their innovations into viable business ideas that are ready for the market.

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