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Solar wi-fi lamps to connect rural areas

South African-based technology company Net1 Mobile Solutions is preparing to roll out the Sun-e-light, a solar-powered lamp which also functions as a mobile phone charger and wi-fi hotspot, as part of a project aimed at opening up the digital world to people in rural areas.

Solar wi-fi lamps to connect rural areas

Buy local to build South Africa's economy

Buying locally made goods is not just about patriotism; it's about investing in the country, economic growth and job creation. Leslie Sedibe, head of Proudly SA, says citizens should buy South African goods every time they shop.


South Africa offers cheapest transport options: survey

South Africa has been rated as offering the cheapest average rate per 100 kilometres of bus, train and air travel out of 51 countries in online platform GoEuro's Worldwide Transportation Price Index.


Commission told to tackle infrastructure delays

President Jacob Zuma has called on the ministers, premiers and mayors on the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission to work together urgently and creatively to speed up delivery of the country's infrastructure build.


Sub-Saharan Africa's middle class set to boom

Middle-class households in leading sub-Saharan African economies are set to grow from 15-million to about 40-million by 2030, evidence of structural economic growth and a cause for optimism for investors in the region, according to a new report by Standard Bank.


Juan Smith completes remarkable Springbok return

Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to international rugby when he runs out for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta on Saturday. His inclusion at flank is one of three changes to the starting XV, with a further four changes on the bench.

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