Press freedom has won the day in Cape Town. Newspaper editor Gasant Abarder, who refused to compromise his ethics by testifying in a defamation case, has escaped prosecution after the case was settled out of court.
After years of anticipation, broadband internet connectivity in Africa is set to boom as the 15 000km Seacom undersea fibre-optic cable connecting the continent to Europe, the Middle East and Asia has finally come onstream.
The 2009 edition of The South African Story, Brand South Africa's regular overview of the country, its economy, geography, people, preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup and more, is now available for download.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and the African Union Commission have signed a special agreement to strengthen science and technology journalism across the continent.