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- LinuxWorld will be held in Sandton, Johannesburg next year. Exhibitions for Africa and IDG World Expo will organise and host the South Africa version of LinuxWorld. The exhibition and conference will be held at the same time as the Futurex 2005 show, which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 17-20 May 2005.

- Sahara Computers of South Africa and Sahara India Pariwar (a completely separate company) have set up a joint venture company to pursue business in India.

- Lagos Digital Village held a graduation ceremony for its first set of students on 15 September. The project is a multi-stakeholder partnership between Junior Achievement of Nigeria (www.janigeria.org), Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) and the Lagos State Government (www.lagosstate.gov.ng), and it enjoys support from volunteer tutors and the Lagos Mainland Local Government.