A new study suggests that mobile phones may be the technology to bridge the digital divide in South Africa, with 3.6-million people already browsing the web on their cellphones and 4.5-million using mobile instant messaging.
• Internet promotes African freedom
South Africa's remote Northern Cape province is home to the largest telescope in the southern hemisphere, producing crystal-clear images from deep space, and may soon host one of the biggest scientific instruments in the world, the Square Kilometre Array.
• SA astronomer unveils the stars
South Africa's topography is dominated by dramatic transitions, such as the continent-spanning cliffs of the Great Escarpment encircling the flat plains of the Karoo desert. View, and download in high resolution, a new satellite image of this dramatic feature.