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Hyperion Development, an online South African education portal, aims to teach the majority of
its students for free. From impoverished households, they can access courses via cell phone or
a personal computer.
A unused communication tower in Troyeville, Johannesburg is being transformed into a
permanent public art installation, with the help of the community and informal waste collectors.
An American technology company and the Rwandan government have teamed up to deliver
medical supplies to rural areas using drone technology. The "instant delivery system allows
medicine to be delivered on-demand and at low-cost, anywhere".
The annual BRICS bloc summit took place in India and wrapped up on 16 October. It brought together the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and concluded with the Goa Declaration.
The internet should be open, neutral, resilient, interoperable and responsive to the growth needs of all. This was the message Dr Siyabonga Cwele, South Africa's telecoms minister, brought to the fifth annual meeting of the African Internet Governance Forum this week.
A participant at the South Africa-China exhibition showcased how indigenous knowledge can lead
to manufacturing products to create jobs. This three day event was hosted to enhance
collaboration efforts between the two countries.
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