Apple launches iTunes store in major new markets

Apple's opened its iTunes store in 56 more countries, nearly doubling the number of territories covered.

Near-complete human ancestor discovered in neglected chunk of rock

South African scientists say they've discovered the most complete skeleton ever of an early human ancestor - in a rock that had lain unnoticed in a lab for years.

Site picked for world's biggest radio telescope

A site has finally been chosen for the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array - and it's both Australia and South Africa.

PS3 hacker arrested in landmark sting op

It was history in the making in Johannesburg, South Africa when the first raid of its kind took place in a residential home.

Traffic lights go out as thieves nick SIM cards

Around 400 sets of traffic lights in Johannesburg are out of order, after thieves stole the SIM cards they contained.

New human species discovered

You wait ages for a new human species, and then two come along at once. Hard on the heels of the discovery of a new type of hominin in Siberia, an international team says it's found the closest yet type of australopithecine to modern humans.