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    Online business aims to train South Africans

    Hyperion Development, an online South African education portal, aims to teach the majority of its students for free. From impoverished households, they can access courses via cell phone or a personal computer.

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    iThemba Tower combines art, recycling and community

    A unused communication tower in Troyeville, Johannesburg is being transformed into a permanent public art installation, with the help of the community and informal waste collectors.

  • drone delivery in Rwanda Rwanda, drone technology, Zipline, medical supplies, blood products

    Rwanda uses drones for good

    An American technology company and the Rwandan government have teamed up to deliver medical supplies to rural areas using drone technology. The "instant delivery system allows medicine to be delivered on-demand and at low-cost, anywhere".

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    African journalism honoured

    Excellence in journalism in Africa was recognised at the annual CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards, for telling the stories of Africa and its people to the world. The overall winners came from Kenya, while there were five category winners from South Africa.

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    Highlights from BRICS 8th annual summit

    The annual BRICS bloc summit took place in India and wrapped up on 16 October. It brought together the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and concluded with the Goa Declaration.

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    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 Africa's telecoms minister, brought to the fifth annual meeting of the African Internet Governance Forum this week.

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