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Single Use Plastic Problems Tackled with Water Purification Solutions

The Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Cape Town became a model for reducing single use plastics and water solutions

Rugby-Boks to play New Zealand in Pretoria in 2018 Rugby Championship

CAPE TOWN, Dec 11 (Reuters) - South African Rugby have announced the venues for the Springboks’ three home matches in the 2018 Rugby Championship, including a fixture against world champions New Zealand in Pretoria.

Rehab is a lonely place for a gay man like me

Too many services assume people are straight. Tailored, more inclusive approaches are critical – and a civil and human right It all started with a drink. For millennium celebrations I was in Cape Town with a group of friends. One day at lunch I had what I now know to be a panic attack. Show More Summary

Messi forgoes opportunity to be the world's highest paid player

CAPE TOWN - Barcelona's forward, Lionel Messi, rejected an offer to become the world's highest-paid player, from Manchester City and preferred a new contract with Barca. The Argentine international footballer will now play for Barca until 2021. Show More Summary

Samsung begins production of 512GB storage for next generation devices

CAPE TOWN - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first 512-gigabyte (GB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for use in next-generation mobile devices. The 512GB flash...Show More Summary

That ‘Deep Blue Sea’ Sequel is Coming in 2018 and it’s Been Rated R

We told you earlier this year that the recent resurgence in shark attack flicks – thanks, The Shallows and 47 Meters Down! – has paved the way for a years-later sequel to Deep Blue Sea, which filmed in Cape Town, South Africa over the summer. The tentatively titled Deep Blue Sea 2, directed by Darrin […]

Amazon Prime hits Singapore with a bang

CAPE TOWN - Amazon.com today launched its subscription-based Prime service in Singapore that provides access to fast shipping, streaming and gaming, intensifying competition with incumbent rival Alibaba-backed Lazada in Southeast Asia. In...Show More Summary

Nokia set to transform Nigeria's MTN customers' experience

CAPE TOWN - Nokia has selected MTN Nigeria to drive transformation from network-to customer-centric operations in an endavour to improve the region's customer experience. A statement issued on behalf of Nokia reveals that, "Nokia's Customer...Show More Summary

Finland a country South Africa should emulate

Helsinki - Finland has a population of only 5.5 million people or less than the combined populations of Cape Town and Pretoria with a land area of 338 145 km². That's about 90 percent of the Northern Cape's land area, or just over a quarter of South Africa's land area, yet its economy is only 22 percent smaller than South Africa's. Show More Summary

Nigerian's Dangote Cement partners with online shopping giant Jumia

CAPE TOWN - Nigerian based Dangote Cement has signed a deal with the e-commerce platform Jumia Nigeria to sell its cement to online. According to the group, the move was designed to reduce price and ease logistics inherent in the purchase...Show More Summary

The book that could change South Africa

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Book launches in South Africa tend to run along predictable lines, beginning with free wine and ending with a question from an audience member that is really more of a comment. They do not usually begin with the head of a publishing house reciting Yeats’s apocalyptic “The Second Coming” to […]

The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation: 50 years of heart transplantation progress

(Elsevier) This month marks the 50th anniversary of the world's first human heart transplant performed at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town by South African surgeon, Christiaan Barnard. He transplanted the heart of a 25-year-old woman into Louis Washkansky, a 53-year-old diabetes patient who was in severe heart failure. Show More Summary

Pigcasso, The Painting Pig

(Link to video)Pigcasso is a 450lb pig in Cape Town, South Africa. She was rescued from the slaughterhouse by Joanne Lefson.Ms. Lefson introduced Pigcasso to paint and brushes, and trained her with strawberries as the reward.Now Pigcasso seems to enjoy wielding the brush. Show More Summary

Rugby-Springboks to host England in three tests in 2018

CAPE TOWN, Dec 1 (Reuters) - South Africa will host England in a three-test series in the middle of next year as both country's ramp up preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

The man with a young woman's heart

Fifty years ago South Africa stunned the world: A surgeon in Cape Town, Christiaan Barnard, successfully transplanted the heart of a woman into the chest of a dying man. Here is a narrative, largely based on AFP reporting at the time, of the extraordinary details surrounding the first human-to-human heart transplant. Show More Summary

Finbond to acquire America’s Financial Choice at R99.6 million

CAPE TOWN - Finbond - a subsidiary of Finbond Mutual Bank eyes to acquire America's Financial Choice - a US-based financial institution at R99.6 million. Finbond said by entering into this agreement forms part of its strategy to transform itself into a multinational financial services business. Show More Summary

WATCH: SnapChat uses object recognition for latest features

CAPE TOWN - Object recognition is a process for identifying a specific object in a digital image or video. Used in applications such as video stabilization, Snapchat is now using object recognition to identify what’s in users’ photos...Show More Summary

9 highlights you won’t want to miss when staying in Cape Town

Cape Town sets the pace of an upbeat city where the Rainbow Nation fuses urban and outdoor into a melting pot. Discover the hidden gems of this city as you get to explore the city and its surrounds. 1. Cape of Good Hope Take the coastal...Show More Summary

Photographer Spotlight: Q&A With Micky Wiswedel – Outdoor Adventure Photographer

Next up in our ongoing Photographer Spotlight series we have Micky Wiswedel. Micky is a Cape Town, South Africa based documentary, travel and outdoor adventure photographer. His work has been featured by Red Bull and Outside Magazine. Show More Summary

WATCH: GovChat attracts international government forums

CAPE TOWN - The civic engagement platform - GovChat team has been invited to attend the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum on Monday, to discuss issues around digital economy. GovChat enables the government to send messages to the public and...Show More Summary

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