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South Africa Confident on Super-Telescope Bid Ahead of Talks

03/30/2012, Scientists all over hope that the Square Kilometre Array or SKA will bring new horizons to man’s fundamental questions about the universe some of which are like why is the universe expanding or is there life beyond our planet and last but not least, how...

Samsung launches solar powered internet schools in South Africa

10/27/2011, In a charitable move to help the future generations of South Africa, the folks over at Samsung have launched its first Solar Powered Internet School at the Samsung Engineering Academy in Boksburg, South Africa today. It is also the first of its kind in...

ASIMO visits Johannesburg, South Africa

10/11/2011, If you haven’t seen ASIMO in action before and you happen to be in Johannesburg, South Africa this week – here’s your chance to catch Honda’s amazing robot. The humanoid robot will be at the Johannesburg International Motor Show until...

South Africa wants to access BBM too

09/07/2011, RIM can’t seem to catch a break whenever it comes to issues of its customers’ privacy. The company has gotten into trouble with multiple governments before over its unwillingness to give up the privacy of BlackBerry users that make use of BBM...

Kinect Used to Teach Kids in South Africa

03/25/2011, Microsoft’s Kinect is taking the world by storm. Not only have 10 million Kinect’s been sold, but its also gained a slew of unofficial hacks that move it beyond a gaming peripheral. Take for example, Microsoft’s new trial at the Lakeside...

Magazine photoshoot done with Nokia N8 phone

12/27/2010, Photography is always a cool way to show off strange uses of gadgets. We’ve previously seen a photographer do a photoshoot using an iPhone, and another use iPads as lighting for a photoshoot. Next up we’ve got a little bit of good news for Nokia’s...

Solafrica Brings Solar Soccer To Africa

06/16/2010, Despite the fact that the current World Cup is being held in South Africa, there are a great many folks over there who won’t be able to catch the matches, due to the inability to purchase a ticket or maybe even the lack of electricity. A non-profit...

Picture Of Samsung’s Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab Tablet Surfaces

06/03/2010, Looks like the folks over at Samsung have also caught the tablet fever as the company’s official South African Twitter account has revealed a picture of a Samsung tablet, dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Tab, sitting comfortably next to the Samsung Galaxy...

ATM Dispenses Pepper Spray

07/27/2009, It is time to hit back – at least that’s what banks in South Africa are doing, having recorded over 500 instances of bombing at ATMs last year, prompting them to come up with ATMs that are able to dispense with pepper sprays whenever...

South Africa: Greener World Cup

02/11/2009, Back in December, I attended a FIFA briefing in Johannesburg with other fellow bloggers from the US and we were given a detailed presentation about the event and its organization by Dr. Danny Jordaan, the CEO of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organizing...

Diamond Mining Ship aka Peace in Africa

12/07/2008, Elizly Steyn on the deck photo by Simon Barber, Brand South Africa Blog [South Africa Blogging Tour 2008] On Wednesday, we flew to this amazing diamond mining ship 10 miles off the Northern Cape coast of South Africa. Elizly Steyn, the metallurgist, one...

Zoopy: YouTube meets Flickr meets Blogging, South African Style

12/03/2008, [South Africa Blogging Tour 08] Nic Haralambous is part of the Blogging Tour and the General Manager of Zoopy. Founded in 2006 by Pat Elk, Jason Elk and Gerry da Silva, Zoopy is the South African Youtube and a new version was just launched on Monday. I...

Joule, the South African Electric Car

12/01/2008, [Blogging Tour - South Africa 08] This morning we went to Optimal Energy in Cape Town to meet with CEO Kobus Meiring for a presentation of the South African electric car A.K.A. Joule. Presented last September at the Auto Show in Paris, this promising...

Blogging Tour South Africa Kick Off

11/30/2008, I am invited by the International Marketing Council of South Africa to see some of their best technology, and to get a sense of the country. All expenses are paid but I will write what I want about this trip. Africa is not the first place that comes in...