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  • Yenza! – online guide to using the Internet for research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Science in Africa – Africa’s first online science magazine.
  • SA HealthInfo – the South African Health Knowledge Network, a single entry point for quality-controlled, evidence-based health information and resources.

Archives, libraries, databases


Science Councils. South Africa has eight statutory science councils, through which the government is able to commission research to support science and technology development in the interest of the country. Each has its own web site, offering a huge range of science-, technology- and industry-related information, archives, databases, services, products, funding and other facilities.

  • Agricultural Research Council – promotes agriculture and related sectors through research, technology development and technology transfer.
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – the largest scientific and technological research, development and implementation organisation in Africa.
  • Council for Geosciences – provides geoscience information and services for the benefit of the people of South Africa.
  • National Research Foundation – promotes research through funding, human resource development and the provision of research facilities, in order to facilitate knowledge creation, innovation and development in all areas of science and technology.
  • Human Sciences Research Council – facilitates problem-solving and enhances decision-making through research excellence in the human sciences.
  • Medical Research Council – improves South Africans’ health status and quality of life through relevant and excellent health research.
  • Mintek – one of the world’s leading technology providers, specialising in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and related fields.
  • South African Bureau of Standards – responsible for the development and publication of standards for products and services.