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More than half of Africa's internet traffic is driven by South African business, but the country still lags in internet penetration. However, with growing mobile connectivity, it will soon catch up with the rest of the continent, making Africa an internet powerhouse.
• Entrepreneur builds internet empire
Local liquid fuel concern Econ Oil has opened South Africa’s first black female-owned plant. A direct beneficiary of energy parastatal Eskom’s efforts to democratise the sector, the company leads in an industry dominated by multinationals.
• Transport investment a must
World-class high-school maths is coming to Africa, with South Africa chosen to host the prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad in 2014 – the first time this 55-year-old competition, the oldest of all science olympiads, will be held on African soil.
• Maths, science teaching gets boost
African filmmakers and film lovers have gathered in the small city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso for Fespaco, the largest Pan-African film festival on the continent, now in its 40th year. MediaClubSouthAfrica.com journalist Khanyi Magubane is there.
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