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
A crop of a nicotine-free, GMO-free tobacco plant called Solaris is soon to be harvested
in South Africa's Limpopo province – and turned into bio-jet fuel. Working with
international partners, South African Airways plans to have its first domestic test flight
using the fuel as early as next year.
The German institute is pouring R150-million into building and installing radio receivers
on the MeerKAT radio telescope. The project, it says, will grant its scientists access to a
world-class facility and its unique unrestricted view on our galaxy, and will boost
MeerKAT's scientific potential even further.
By June 2015, the City of Cape Town plans to have connected 61 public buildings and public access hot spots with free Wi-Fi as part of its R1.3-billion seven-year broadband network strategy.
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