Science and technology
Appropriately named Lengau
, Setswana for "cheetah", the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has unveiled a new super computer in Cape Town. As the fastest computer in Africa it brings many advantages for scientists, their research, and economic growth.
Describing her as "a symbol of the new South Africa", Germany has awarded South African Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor the Grand Cross of Merit for her work to build scientific relations between the two countries.
An award-winning science research project by two Cape Town matric pupils is hoping to fast-
track the eradication of toxins in maize crops that can cause growth stunting in children and
cancers, and potentially save thousands of lives.
South African-born entrepreneur and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has revealed the latest model of the electric car from his company, Tesla. He tweeted that it would also be available in South Africa. The Model 3 can travel up to 346 kilometres on a single charge.
More stories from this section...