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  • Musk's SpaceX is downsizing

    Musk’s SpaceX is downsizing

    January 15, 2019 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Musk’s SpaceX is downsizing

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX, a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, is looking to lay off around 10 per cent of its workforce in an attempt at better managing costs. This news comes shortly after the company’s...

  • Elon Musk’s space Roadster just passed Mars

    November 7, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Elon Musk’s space Roadster just passed Mars

    In February 2018, Elon Musk’s private space company, SpaceX, blasted his original Tesla Roadster into space which was crewed by Starman, a mannequin in an astronaut suit. Fast forward to November 2018, SpaceX announced that Starman, the Tesla space...

  • Cloud-based AI could become part of the human brain

    April 21, 2017 • General, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud-based AI could become part of the human brain

    A human-computer brain interface company, Neuralink aims to help humans keep pace with the rapid advances in AI, and aims to achieve this by integrating AI with human consciousness. Neuralink’s technology will enable human use of AI as an additional...

  • 10 African Leaders to follow on Social Media in 2016

    April 4, 2016 • Lists, People, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 African Leaders to follow on Social Media in 2016

    As we move into the second quarter of 2016, IT News Africa takes a closer look at the profiles of 10 African Leaders to follow on Twitter in 2016. The African leaders below have a significant social media following, with some individuals having followers in...

  • South African-born Elon Musk designs Hyperloop transport system

    August 13, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on South African-born Elon Musk designs Hyperloop transport system

    South African-born tech entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled the blueprint for his Hyperloop rapid transportation system today, giving technology enthusiasts a glimpse of what could be possible in the future. The hypothetical mode of high-speed transportation will...

  • Africa’s Top 20 Tech Influencers

    July 17, 2013 • ListsComments Off on Africa’s Top 20 Tech Influencers

    Africa’s technology landscape is vast and growing. It is ripe for expansion and is increasingly becoming an attractive environment for companies (local and international) to set up shop and invest. The people on this list have taken advantage of this growth...

  • Musk listed amongst Time’s 100 most influential people

    April 19, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Musk listed amongst Time’s 100 most influential people

    South African born technology innovator, scientist and space exploration enthusiast Elon Musk has been listed on Time magazine’s Time 100 issue featuring the 100 Most Influential People in the World. The 41-year-old is the founder and CEO of Space...

  • Africa’s Top 10 Tech newsmakers in 2012

    December 11, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    They are the movers and shakers, people who continue to influence and impact the broader African Information and Communications Technology industry in a big way. Their actions have made others sit up and take notice … they are the ‘headline grabbers’....

  • IT News Africa’s 10 Most popular stories of 2012

    December 7, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa’s 10 Most popular stories of 2012

    2012 has been an active year for the industry, with continuous technology releases and several game-changing announcements made by various companies.  Many stories sparked debate and deliberation, and we have compiled a list of the most popular and most...

  • Africa Day dawns on new, connected continent

    May 28, 2012 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Friday 25th May marked Africa Day, the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and almost fifty years later there is a growing awareness of how far Africa has come in technology innovation, application and use, and...

  • Dragon’s breath: The rise of Elon Musk

    May 28, 2012 • Features, Top StoriesComments (5)

    “Elon is a paragon of enthusiasm, good humour and curiosity – a Renaissance man in an era that needs them.” The words could not have come from a stranger source, but that is how Hollywood director John Favreau described science and technology...

  • Dragon rising: SpaceX flight takes to the sky

    May 22, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Dragon rising: SpaceX flight takes to the sky

    South African-born Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in the United States on Tuesday, making it the first space launch by a private company in the history of space flight. “Three, two, one...