Cycle from Jozi to Cape Town for the Sunflower Fund Tour of Light

Each year thousands of South Africans, mostly children and teenagers, are diagnosed with blood disorders such as leukaemia, marrow failure and aplasia.  For most, their only chance of survival is a bone marrow / stem cell transplant.  Sometimes it’s possible for a relative to be a donor, but most...

Facebook powers cyclist

Muscles, social media and technology were roped in at this year’s Pick n Pay Cape Argus cycle tour. Pick n Pay’s Georgina Muirhead tells SEAN BACHER about how the “Like” button on Facebook became the fuel for charity. For the past 22 years, Pick n Pay has used Pick n Pay Cape Argus cycle tour to...

The game is the next big thing

The classic arcade games are making a comeback – on smartphones. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK unpacks the new era in gaming.  Who remembers playing Space Invaders, Asteroids, Pac-man, or Galaxian at games arcades and in the back of corner cafes. That would be a sign of a  mis-spent youth somewhere between...

Another GPS heart monitor

Pyle, manufacturers of outdoor sports gear has announced the GPS Sorts Watch, which includes a wireless heart rate monitor that lets users track their heart rate while exercising. Pyle, manufacturers of home, car and pro audio equipment and outdoor recreational sports gear, has unveiled the GPS Sports Watch...

Blue Bulls bet on Web

Loftus Versfeld and the Blue Bulls Company have signed up with Voltbet, an online sports betting platform that lets rugby fans bet online on their favourite team as the game  unfolds.  Do you live, eat, breathe your sport and your team? Can you remember the line-up of every rugby match your favourite team...

Draining pool pump energy costs

, an energy expert from Cape Town, was a runner-up in the Innovation category of Eskom’s 2011 eta Awards for a, energy-saving pool pump motor.  There are approximately a million swimming pools in South Africa and this number is expected to grow at 3% per year. The size of pump motors installed ranges from...

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