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Watch: Blue Origin lands unmanned rocket

Billionaire Jeff Bezos’s space-exploration company launched and landed an unmanned rocket on Sunday while testing a parachute failure, a key step in checking the safety of its New Shepard vehicle before sending it to space

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Stellenbosch tech to help clean up space junk

Researchers in Stellenbosch have developed avionics for the two DebrisSats which will remove space junk in orbit around Earth. But a local satellite project – developed by CubeSpace, one of Stellenbosch

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Guptas’ friendship with Zuma ‘more difficult’

The Gupta brothers’ friendship with President Jacob Zuma has been made a “little more difficult” since allegations of state capture emerged this year. Gupta spokesman Gary Naidoo said the Guptas continue to have a relationship with

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ANC could lose Pretoria: new poll

The ruling ANC may lose control of three of South Africa’s main cities including the capital, Pretoria, and the key economic hub, Johannesburg, in 3 August municipal elections, according to a new poll. In Johannesburg, 31% of respondents said

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Why Anonymous downed SABC, Gupta websites

Anonymous Africa have shed more light on why it targeted websites belonging to the SABC and Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments this week. Both the public broadcaster and Oakbay Investments confirmed this week that their

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Illegal connections trip power in Jo’burg

Illegal connections overloaded the electricity grid causing power outages across parts of Johannesburg this week, Eskom said on Friday. Eskom said communities should “refrain from connecting themselves illegally

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LinkedIn to be like Facebook for careers: Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he’s enthusiastic about the company’s US$26,2bn acquisition of LinkedIn, viewing it as an opportunity to build a business network for the working world like Facebook has created for

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VW bets big on electric cars, robo-taxis

Volkswagen will seek redemption in electric cars, autonomous driving and ride-sharing after its cheating on diesel-emissions technology led to the biggest scandal in its history and hastened a corporate overhaul

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Salesforce.com was also pursuing LinkedIn

Salesforce.com was a rival potential bidder for LinkedIn in the process leading up to the professional networking website’s acquisition by Microsoft, according to people familiar with the matter. Salesforce was advised by Goldman Sachs in the

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