World first: Family sun-run car

2013-08-21 10:06

Meet the world's first solar-powered family car! It could drive halfway from Jozi to Cape Town - on a sunny SA day, if fully charged.

Voting a 'challenge' in storm-struck NYC

2012-11-05 09:04

As many as 143 000 New York City voters will have to find new places to vote other than their regular polling locations due to disruptions caused by superstorm Sandy, says Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Boy killed in fall, mauling at US zoo

2012-11-05 09:04

A boy visiting a US zoo has been killed after he got over a railing and fell about 4.3m into an exhibit that's home to a pack of African painted dogs, who then mauled him, say zoo officials.

Russia launches 2 satellites into space

2012-11-03 14:19

Russia has successfully launched two satellites into orbit, says the space agency Roskosmos.

Android smartphones boom

2012-11-02 14:03

Android software powers three out of four smartphones shipped worldwide as the Google-backed mobile platform dominated the market.

Telkom adds iPad to internet contract

2012-11-02 12:26

Telkom Internet is offering clients to add an iPad, Tablet or laptop to their Telkom Do Broadband Bundles and pay no additional fees or interest.

SA Agulhas on maiden training mission

2012-11-02 11:20

The research vessel SA Agulhas, repurposed as a dedicated training vessel has left Cape Town with its first batch of cadets.


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Outrage as Antarctic sanctuary fails

2012-11-02 14:03

Conservation groups have expressed outrage after resistance led by China and Russia stymied efforts to carve out new marine sanctuaries across Antarctica.

Apple iPad Mini makes debut

2012-11-02 11:20

The iPad Mini made its low-key debut as Apple hurled the latest salvo in its battle against rivals Amazon, Google and Samsung.

Galaxy Note II sells 3m units

2012-11-02 09:37

Samsung Electronics has said the global sales of its Galaxy Note II smartphone had topped three million since its debut.

Cape Town man to get robot suit

2012-11-02 10:25

A paralysed Camps Bay man is set to become the first African to use a robotic device called the ReWalk suit - which will help him walk.

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Elephant imitates human speech

2012-11-02 10:26

Scientists say an elephant in a South Korean zoo uses his trunk to pick up not only food but also human vocabulary.

Megaupload boss unveils new file-sharer

2012-11-01 11:48

Kim Dotcom, the founder of the shuttered file-sharing site, has announced a new online storage service called Mega.

Pick n Pay launches Kobo e-reader

2012-11-01 08:00

Pick n Pay has announced that it is launching the Kobo e-reader in selected stores.

World first surgery on 10-year-old

2012-11-01 08:21

Australian doctors have performed an experimental operation on a boy suffering from a rare disease.

New BlackBerry phone in testing

2012-11-01 07:15

RIM's CEO has said the new BlackBerry phone is in testing at 50 carriers.

Windows Phone 8 is personal - Microsoft

2012-11-02 08:32

Microsoft says that its Windows Phone 8 operating system makes smartphones more personal by focusing on the user, rather than on the applications.

Rare meteorite found in Europe

2012-11-01 13:00

Polish geologists have unearthed the largest meteorite ever found in Eastern Europe and are hoping the rare find will provide fresh clues about the composition of the Earth's inner core.

Fear of maths hurts the brain

2012-11-01 07:59

Struggling with maths causes similar brain reactions to physical pain, a study says.

Africa fact-checking website launches

2012-10-31 23:15

Africa's first fact-checking website has been launched in South Africa, a project devised by the AFP Foundation and run in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand.

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