Cape Town's plans to become Africa's first digital city received a boost on Tuesday when it switched
on its new open data portal, making public-sector information – such as the City's budget data,
service level agreements and bus station routes – easily and freely available to the city's residents.
South Africa leads sky-commerce with the world's first aircraft tracking and real-time
payment innovation. South African Airways has developed – and installed – the
Satellite Authorisation System, which will allow credit card transactions in the sky,
anywhere and anytime.
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.
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal, which has one of the largest rhino
populations in the world, has reportedly experienced a 92% reduction in poaching
incidents during a year-long project that has included the use of South African-built
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