Science and technology

Africa's fastest computer revealed

Appropriately named Lengau, Setswana for "cheetah", the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has unveiled a new super computer in Cape Town. As the fastest computer in Africa it brings many advantages for scientists, their research, and economic growth.

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Naledi Pandor awarded Germany's Grand Cross of Merit

Describing her as "a symbol of the new South Africa", Germany has awarded South African Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor the Grand Cross of Merit for her work to build scientific relations between the two countries.


South African school science project takes on maize toxins

An award-winning science research project by two Cape Town matric pupils is hoping to fast- track the eradication of toxins in maize crops that can cause growth stunting in children and cancers, and potentially save thousands of lives.


New electric car to hit South African market

South African-born entrepreneur and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has revealed the latest model of the electric car from his company, Tesla. He tweeted that it would also be available in South Africa. The Model 3 can travel up to 346 kilometres on a single charge.

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