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Cape Town-based company Capsule Technologies has produced Africa's first low-wattage, solar-powered desktop computer. The IMPI Mk1 requires less energy and other resources, and can withstand hot and dusty conditions, making it ideal for Africa's remote rural areas.
Help is at hand for emerging black South African filmmakers trying to break into the industry, in the form of a new fund that will bankroll the full R5-million production and marketing budget of six qualifying feature films a year for the next three years.
Teams of representatives from the government, business, labour, civil society and academia have begun working on plans to unlock the economic potential of South Africa's oceans, in the first activation of a new initiative, dubbed Operation Phakisa, that was launched by President Jacob Zuma on the weekend.
The world's largest commercial fly farm, which will harvest the larvae of 8.5-billion flies to produce food for chickens, pigs and farmed fish, is under construction in South Africa, premised on an innovative waste-to-protein concept that could revolutionize the global animal feed market.
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