Innovations

Cape Town launches open data portal

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.


SAA leads the global field

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.


South African app beats international competition

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.


Hi-tech boost for fight against rhino poaching

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 drones.

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