African App Aids Citizen Journalists

African App Aids Citizen Journalists

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA A new app called Pocket Reporter is aimed at citizen journalists, community journalists for independent publishers and those who want to…

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South Africa Looks  to Save Penguins

South Africa Looks to Save Penguins

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA In 2001, there were 56,000 pairs of African penguins in South Africa. By 2014, there were just 19,000 pairs. This drastic…

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Librarian Saves Ancient Manuscripts

Librarian Saves Ancient Manuscripts

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA The story of Abdel Kader Haidara, a book collector and librarian from Timbuktu, Mali, reads more like a spy novel than…

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4 Elephants + 1 Day =  500 Sheets of Paper

4 Elephants + 1 Day = 500 Sheets of Paper

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA A popular variety of handmade commercial paper has messy beginnings. John Matano’s Nampath Paper is one of 17 Kenyan companies that…

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Africa’s University Enrollment is Rising

Africa’s University Enrollment is Rising

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA Although Africa has among the lowest higher education enrollment rates in the world, the 21st century has seen huge growth in…

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Mauritian President Calls for Scientific Innovation

Mauritian President Calls for Scientific Innovation

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA She is already a scientist, biologist and president of Mauritius. Now Ameenah Gurib-Fakim can add another role to her list. She…

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Internet Phones Changing Africa

Internet Phones Changing Africa

There is abundant evidence that poorer people in Africa are now using the Internet. In South Africa, many new users live in poverty. Declining costs…

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South Africa Moves Into Solar Age

South Africa Moves Into Solar Age

West of the town of Upington, South Africa, is mostly desert. But nearby a tower looms on the horizon. It stands 5 kilometers down a…

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