South African research team develops concentrated solar power system

The Solar Thermal Research Group at Stellenbosch University has completed a prototype system to help make generating solar energy more efficient and cheaper. The Helio100 system uses mirrors to focus the sun's energy on to one central point, turning heat into electricity.

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New South African telescope to promote the sciences

A new telescope installed at North West University is expected to help find answers to some of the age-old questions humans ask, such as where do we come from. It will also be used in outreach efforts to inspire an interest among students and others in the sciences.

Tshwane introduces three new Wi-Fi services for residents

Tshwane Wi-Fi users can look forward to being able to make free calls and messaging, as well as downloading more entertainment content using an expanded Tshwane Free Public Wi-Fi network, making the city one of the most technology-savvy urban areas in the world.

Gates Foundation grant for developing data journalism in Africa

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $4,7 billion grant to support data journalism in Africa. The International Center for Journalists programme will run in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, including a journalism school in Cape Town.

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