SA-born scientist wins Nobel Prize

SA-born scientist wins Nobel Prize

South African born and educated molecular biologist Sydney Brenner and two of his colleagues have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their research into the genetic development of organs and the "programmed death' or "suicide' of cells.

Research opportunities

South Africa spends around R5-billion a year on research and development and is recognised as a world leader in several fields, including organismic biology, earth sciences, astronomy and clinical medicine.
New hot-house for African science

New hot-house for African science

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a state-of-the art educational centre that seeks to create a new generation of African mathematicians and scientists, has opened its doors in Cape Town.
Satellite centre scores with Nasa

Satellite centre scores with Nasa

US-based technology giant Lockheed Martin has selected South Africa’s CSIR Satellite Applications Centre as a critical ground support station for two of Nasa's deep space research missions.
south african mark shuttleworth

South Africa’s ‘Afronaut’ back on Earth

Mark Shuttleworth had a busy eight days aboard the International Space Station: conducting scientific experiments, photographing key ecological areas, inspiring schoolchildren with live conversations via HAM radio - he even fitted in chats with Nelson Mandela and President Thabo Mbeki.
coelacanth project

Coelacanth project takes off

The coelacanth, a prehistoric fish that has lived in the Indian Ocean for 400 million years, and thought until 1938 to be extinct, is now the subject of a government-backed research project off the coast of Sodwana Bay, coupled with an educational programme in rural schools in KwaZulu-Natal.

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