Trends and growth
South African mobile phone networks are seeing call revenues declining for the first time in their histories as the younger generation leads the consumer charge into a "new data economy", according to a new study from research company World Wide Worx.
A team of South African researchers has come up with an innovative solution to the problem of streaming video over mobile phones in congested and low-bandwidth areas in Africa, where most people use their handsets and not their computers to connect to the internet.
Absa, a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group, launched its eighth South African
entrepreneurship centre last week. The bank is seeking to move beyond merely
financing start-ups to helping entrepreneurs gain access to markets and business
A smart glove developed by a biomedical engineer in South Africa will help protect
the hands of leprosy sufferers in India who, because of nerve damage caused by the
disease, are unable to feel heat or pressure from objects they come into contact
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