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The Square Kilometre Array will contribute to Africa's efforts to build innovation-led, knowledge-based economies, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. It fits into African Union's Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and is developing a new cohort of young scientists.
According to Fit for $50 Oil in Africa, Africa has reported substantial successes in the exploration for hydrocarbons over the past decade. However, oil and gas explorers will need to rethink their expenditure in Africa in light of the drop in the global oil price.
To ensure that Africas young scientists get the support they need, the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists exposes pupils from across the continent to new ideas, projects, teachers and each other building the continents science capital.
Cape Town beat over 160 cities from 14 countries to be named Global Earth Hour Capital 2014. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said the city "stood out as a role model for the global South with a showcase of green programmes and actions other cities can replicate".
Business leaders from across Africa called for investment in human capital and economic diversification to make growth across the continent more inclusive at the close of the World Economic Forum on Africa on Friday.
President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his condolences to the families of the eight South Africans killed in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday.
Amid an uncertain global economic outlook, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tabled a R1-trillion Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, detailing how South Africa's various social programmes and the massive infrastructure projects announced by President Jacob Zuma would be funded.
A sound fiscal position and low levels of public debt have allowed the South African government to sustain public service delivery while increasing capital investment spending to boost economic growth and create employment, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
For decades, the Senegalese capital of Dakar has stood out as a vibrant, cosmopolitan centre in West Africa, an intoxicating mix of Africa, Islamic influences and French sophistication.
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