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Why southern Africa’s interior is an ideal place to generate solar energy

Southern Africa is popularly associated with sunshine. Does that make the region exceptionally suited to solar energy generation? With electricity shortages plaguing all parts of the sub-continent, a plentiful energy source that is becoming increasingly affordable to tap into seems like an ideal solution. Yet the rollout of solar po...

By Phumzile Mavimbela about 2 months ago

Weekend Roundup: Mzansi Mourns the Death of Dr Sindi Van Zyl As Well As AkA’s Fiancée Nelli Tembe.

The South African media industry sailed through another grey wave of news headlines following the passing of two Young and promising lives. On Sunday South Africa’s were informed of the tragic passing of Kiernan Forbes “AKA” Forbes fiancée Ayanda “Nelli” Tembe. Tembe allegedly jumped from a hotel building in Cape Town.

By Phumzile Mavimbela 4 months ago

CSIR Unveils South Africa’s Photonics Prototyping Facility.

South Africa’s Photonics Prototyping Facility (PPF) which is aimed at bolstering the country’s photonics industry, will be launched at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Pretoria campus on Friday, 5 March 2021.

By Phumzile Mavimbela 5 months ago

The future of our cities

In Singapore, there are automated meter readers and drones to detect infectious diseases, autonomous cars, assistive robots in healthcare; and one can travel with ease through the city’s train and bus system with contactless payments. In fact, Singapore has a Digital Government Blueprint, which outlines how the government will better ...

By Tshilidzi Marwala 10 months ago

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