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Solar powered computer to connect rural communities

Cape Town-based company Capsule Technologies has produced Africa's first low-wattage, solar-powered desktop computer. The Impi Mk1 requires less energy and other resources, and can withstand hot and dusty conditions, making it ideal for Africa's remote rural areas.

Solar powered computer to connect rural communities

Medupi power station 'ready by December'

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she is confident that construction of South Africa's new coal-fired power plant, the 4 764 MW Medupi power station in Limpopo province, will be completed by December.


South Africa to push for 15-year extension of Agoa

South Africa will push for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to be extended for a 15-year period when African trade ministers meet with US Trade Representative Michael Froman ahead of next week's United States-Africa Leaders' Summit, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.


Transnet opens wagon maintenance facility in Northern Cape

State logistics company Transnet officially opened a R30-million wagon refurbishment facility in De Aar in South Africa's Northern Cape province on Monday, bringing new jobs and training opportunities to the small rural town.

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US sell-off shakes JSE

The JSE's All Share Index ended the week 0.93% lower on Friday, with the resources sector suffering the most from Thursday's sharp sell-off in the US.

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