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Microsoft SA invest $475 million in black-owned software developers

Microsoft Corp.’s South African unit will invest R475 million in up to 10 black-owned software development companies as part of its agreement with the government to increase the country’s black majority.
Group Five has announced plans for a solar plant

New R5 billion solar plant plans for South Africa

Relying on dirty coal energy rather than renewable sources is anything but fashionable in 2011, not to mention the damage to the environment.
Ghana's Asamoah Gyan wants to make history

Could Ghana make history with win over England at Wembley?

Ghana travel to Wembley on Tuesday night aiming to be the first African side to beat England – and they could have a great chance of making history as the hosts are likely to field a second-string team.
Wal-Mart faces Namibia Competition Commission over Massmart takeover

Wal-Mart faces Namibia Competition Commission over Massmart takeover

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is taking the Namibia Competition Commission (NCC) to court after the watchdog demanded certain conditions be met before allowing the world's biggest retailer control of South Africa's Massmart’s operations in the country. NAMIBIA COMPETITION COMMISSION
The move was backed by Archbishop Tutu

University of Johannesburg cuts ties with Israel

The University of Johannesburg has severed its ties with with Israel's Ben-Gurion University because it believes the institution supports military action and human rights abuses in Palestine.
Madonna on a visit to Malawi

Madonna's Malawi school scrapped after millions wasted

Madonna’s plans to open a $15 million school for girls in poverty-stricken Malawi have been scrapped, reportedly wasting $3.8m before the project even started according to an audit. The pop sensation donated $11m to co-found the organisation “Raising Malawi” with co-director of Jewish movement Kabbalah, which Madonna is a famous member of.
Man starts queue for iPad 2 33 hours early (Photo courtesy of Apple)

“iSad” man is first to queue for iPad 2…33 hours before its release

Today marks the release of the long awaited Apple iPad 2 in 25 countries – and as we have discussed before, sadly South Africa is not one of them. 
England's Kevin Pietersen slated the SA selection policy

South Africans in the England cricket team: Good business sense?

Recruiting high-calibre employees from overseas is not an uncommon practice when it comes to business. But when it comes to cricket and national pride comes into play, the situation is a little different.
GeneXpert provides much quicker TB diagnosis than traditional methods

New diagnosis technology in SA unveiled on World TB Day

New technology that can diagnose patients with tuberculosis (TB) in two hours is to be rolled out across South Africa. The GeneXpert machine tests for TB much faster and more accurate than microscopic tests that are used to diagnose the disease, which could take between three to five months to produce results.
Mobile Money will offer life insurance in Ghana (Photo: © MTN)

MTN launches life insurance service through mobile handsets

MTN has partnered with a South African insurance company to offer life insurance through mobile phones. Mi-Life has been launched in Ghana in association with Hollard Insurance and will be available through MTN’s Mobile Money banking service, launched in July 2009. As of December last year it had 4.3 million customers in 11 countries.


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