• The Droogfontein solar power plant

    Financial benefits for SA from renewables exceed costs

    In just one year, the financial benefits for South Africa from using renewable energy sources totalled R5.3-billion, exceeding the costs of wind and solar projects by almost R1-billion, an independent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has found.

  • SA takes strides against rhino poaching

    In 2014, 1 215 rhino were killed by poachers in South Africa. But there has been some success: the National Prosecuting Authority got a 61% conviction rate in the year against poachers, and cross-border co-operation led to arrests in Europe. The translocation programme is also a success.

  • We will take our chances and win, vows Phala

    Midfielder Thuso Phala says Bafana Bafana will fight their way out of the deep hole they have find themselves in at the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations tournament, currently under way in Equatorial Guinea. Kick-off against Senegal is at 9pm on Friday.

  • Angelique Kidjo, Beninese international musician.

    5 reasons to be optimistic about Africa

    It is impossible not to have strong views when it comes to the debate on Africa's rise: despite solid economic growth and progress in poverty alleviation, people's views on the region's outlook remain stubbornly polarised. Elsie Kanza, head of Africa at the World Economic Forum, shares why she remains optimistic.

  • Mpesa card vodacom, m-pesa, mobile wallet, emv card, banking

    SA's Vodacom offers m-pesa card

    Mobile operator Vodacom has started the large-scale rollout of an EMV banking card that is accepted anywhere, and is linked to its mobile wallet offering, m-pesa. A chipped card, it is secure, and offers greater convenience, security and social inclusion.

  • Car Guru app, motoring, car guru, sukasha singh, appstar

    South African app beats international competition

    The appStar competition was set up to encourage and support app developers in emerging markets. And Car Guru has proved just how well South African developers compete among their international peers, winning recognition in Bangalore.

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