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Rural gateway to the future

How do you introduce first world computer and Internet technologies into the rural heartland of a developing country? You don't. You introduce appropriate technology to suit the circumstances and users. In Limpopo's Mogalakwena municipality, this is the guiding principle behind the launch of the HP i-community.

Sentech emerges as ‘TNO’

There may be a stalemate over the second national telephone operator (SNO) to rival Telkom -- but a third national operator is emerging. State-owned company Sentech has entered the telecommunications market with its own Internet offering that it says will "break the telephone stranglehold on Internet access".

Apple sings right iTunes

In a week Apple has managed to do more than the entire music industry in a year. When it launched an online music service that uses its iTunes music management software, eyebrows were raised at what was seen as an attempt to distribute music over the Internet in the face of rampant piracy.

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