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Sep 01, 2014

Fire detector for tightly-packed slums alerts at-risk neighbors

South Africa's Khusela startup has developed a smart detector specifically for shacks, which enable community-wide warnings in the event of a fire...

Aug 28, 2014

South Africa court orders release of tapes used to drop corruption charges against president

South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals has ordered the release of allegedly secretly recorded audio tapes about corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma...

Aug 25, 2014

AIDS Progress in South Africa in Peril

Though few Americans realize it, South Africa owes much of its success in the fight against AIDS to a single United States program — one that is now moving elsewhere... #United States #South Africa

Aug 28, 2014

Mas bands honor Mandela

Almost a quarter of a century after his triumphant first visit to the city and nine months after his passing, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela will be saluted at New York’s Caribbean carnival on Labor Day... #Caribbean #Nelson Mandela

Sep 01, 2014

Lesotho's king to appoint minister to lead country with PM, deputy away in South Africa

The king of Lesotho must fill a power vacuum after the military's actions over the weekend caused the prime minister of the mountainous African country to flee... #Lesotho #Johannesburg

Aug 28, 2014

SEE IT: Excited giraffe tries to ride a motorcycle

Hilarious video capturing a limber-legged giraffe passionately trying to ride a motorcycle in South Africa is picking up steam after its posting on YouTube last year... #Lesotho #Johannesburg

Aug 28, 2014

EU funds IT projects to help with flood monitoring and protection

The EU is investing in IT to help it and its citizens protect themselves from floods. So far, the European Commission has invested in apps, software and sensors used to send flood alerts and monitor flood emergencies in real time, the Commission said... #European Union #European Commission

Aug 26, 2014

South Africa Economy Rebounds

The South African economy grew by 0.6% in the second quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, the government said, a modest rebound after flirting with recession... #European Union #European Commission

Aug 21, 2014

South Africa Bans Travelers from West Africa Because of Ebola

The country closed its borders to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon... #West Africa #Sierra Leone #Liberia #Republic of Guinea #South Africa

Aug 19, 2014

SAP plans big investment to boost its business in Africa

SAP is planning to spend up to US$500 million in Africa from now through 2020 in hopes of dramatically growing its business on the continent, particularly in countries outside of South Africa, where it already has a strong base. “In Africa, we plan t... #Africa #Kenya #Morocco #Angola