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If Elon Musk is a Luddite, count me in

On 21 December, SpaceX made history by successfully launching a rocket and returning it to a safe landing on Earth. It’s also the day that SpaceX founder Elon Musk was nominated for a Luddite Award. The nomination came as part of a campaign by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

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Tesla Motors said to set up SA office

Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors looks set to establish its first presence in South Africa, it was reported on Friday. Tesla is planning to set up a local office early in the new year. The plan is not to sell Tesla’s high-end electric cars in South Africa – not yet, at least – but rather

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The businesses leading the new race to space

Jeff Bezos may not have gone where no man has gone before, but in successfully landing its New Shephard rocket back on Earth, his rocket company Blue Origins has pipped ahead of rivals in the race to make space commercially viable. It’s a significant coup in the latest incarnation of the space race. And it may have

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Elon Musk among world’s most admired

Two South Africans top an impressive list of leaders that millennials around the world admire: former president Nelson Mandela at number one and Elon Musk at number three. A survey of over a thousand young people aged between 20 and 30 from around the globe

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The downside of the battery economy

The recent unveiling by Tesla founder Elon Musk of the low-cost Powerwall storage battery is the latest in a series of exciting advances in battery technologies for electric cars and domestic electricity generation. We have also seen

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The unrelenting drive of General Musk

There’s this guy that’s pretty sure the thing you’re looking at right now is one of the greatest threats to humanity. No, he’s not talking about our growing obsession with staring at sheets of digitised glass, and the unhealthy sedentary existence associated

Duncan McLeod
Why Elon Musk might just change the world

Elon Musk’s keynote address last week, at which he took the wraps off a much-anticipated battery technology, was fascinating to watch. Firstly, here was a South African-born entrepreneur and inventor – his accent still giving away

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TalkCentral: Ep 126 – ‘Power edition’

In the latest episode of South Africa’s leading technology podcast, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Elon Musk’s big Tesla Energy keynote and what it might mean for South African consumers. Also this week, we look at

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