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Inside Sasol’s R2bn hi-tech head office

Sasol employees have begun moving into the South African energy and chemicals company’s giant, hi-tech new head office in Sandton, north of Johannesburg. The building, Sasol Place, located at 50 Katherine Street, cost R2bn

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Meet Transition, the SA-made fixed-wing drone

It’s been just over four years since since a small media production company in Knysna, started by Duran de Villiers, decided to explore the world of aerial photography. That idea turned into a multimillion-dollar drone business two

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Photo essay: Inside SA’s R5bn solar farm

The largest solar farm ever completed in the southern hemisphere, Africa and the Middle East region is now in operation and has the ability to provide power to approximately 75 000 South African homes every year. The 175MW, 473-hectare facility is

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Picture essay: meet Homo naledi

The history of mankind has changed with the discovery of a new human ancestor, Homo naledi, in the Cradle of Humankind, it was announced on Thursday. “Today I am pleased to introduce you to a new

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MTN strike action in pictures

There was palpable anger on the streets outside MTN’s headquarters in Fairland, Johannesburg on Wednesday as hundreds of workers – mainly from the group’s call centre operations – went on strike

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Standard Bank gets start-up fever

Standard Bank has launched a new innovation centre in Rosebank in Johannesburg in an attempt to, it said, “think and act like a 150-year-old start-up”. Launching the facility on Wednesday

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Students battle it out in Cyber Junkyard

You can smell the genius in the air. And there’s a hint of coffee there, too. The university students taking part in Siemens’ Cyber Junkyard 2014 have conceptualised and built automated machines to address a need in the industries that they

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M-Pesa: Vodacom’s money spinner in Tanzania

M-Pesa has seen an impressive uptake for Vodacom in Tanzania, but the telecommunications operator has struggled to get a solid footing for the mobile money platform in its home market of South Africa. Part of the reason for success in Tanzania, where

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Vumatel breaks ground for FTTH [pictures]

Vumatel, the company that won the project to deploy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband in Parkhurst in Johannesburg, broke first ground on the project on Monday. The first trench was dug in a street outside Parkhurst Primary School. The fibre telecommunications start-up

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