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SA’s second biggest cinema brand, Nu Metro, is set to change hands as its current holding company, Times Media Group, embarks on a turnaround plan that involves shedding its non-core assets.

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Sam Paddock, GetSmarter
The Universal Service and Access Agency of SA (USAASA) launched a cyber lab at Lesodi Primary School, in the Mpumalanga town of Lydenburg. The agency says the initiative aims at promoting e-learning and improving ICT access in the province, and the Department of Education will provide educational software. The lab accommodates 21 learners and includes laptops, a projector, furniture and Internet access. – ITWeb
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is significantly investing in local education, in an effort to train skilled people to participate in the project in future.

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Graham Braum, Lenovo Africa
Andile Ngcaba, founder of Convergence Partners and executive chairman of Dimension Data Middle East and Africa, has been named to join an international panel that aims to address the issue of Internet governance. Commenting on the formation of the panel, Ngcaba said: “The world, technology, society, politics, constitutions, religious doctrines, ideologies, and the economy – nearly all aspects of human life – are now being driven by the Internet. – ITWeb
Richard Hurst, Ovum
A recent Gartner report shows more than 10% of government organisations will have appointed a chief data officer and over 20% a chief digital officer by 2014, but SA is unlikely to follow suit, say analysts.

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