High-tech 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is gaining traction in South Africa with local companies using the technology to create intricate physical objects.
A Google Hangout hosted by Brand South Africa saw expat South African tech gurus discussing ways to use their digital expertise to benefit their home country.
More light will be shone on the digital landscape at the Fak'ugesi: Digital Africa Festival. Technology will play a key role in Africa's Century – widely held to be dawning – but for Africa to succeed in the digital space, it needs to become a leader and an innovator, rather than simply a consumer.
Melissa Jane Cook
The open-source SchoolTool school administration software, conceived in Cape Town by South African Mark Shuttleworth in 2000, is now available in version 1.0 under Shuttleworth's Ubuntu Linux distribution.
A group of musicians, among them Grammy-winning singer Youssou N'Dour and South African-born producer Gavin Hardkiss, have created an album to raise funds for wider distribution of open source software among health workers in Africa.