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youth science indaba innovation

Youth urged to use science, technology and innovation for change

More than 300 young people engaged with the government and other institutions at an indaba focused on creating opportunities relating to science, technology and...
South African breakthrough for cancer diagnosis

South African breakthrough for cancer diagnosis

A new South African medical invention combines the abilities of digital mammography and ultrasound technology into one screening, cutting down on the time it takes for more accurate breast cancer detection. It also means financial savings because only one machine is needed.

South African and Indian scientists team up

The fourth co-operation agreement in the field of science and technology has been signed by South Africa and India. The two have a 20-year history of working together, which they plan to extend and deepen.

MeerKAT reaches another milestone

Four out of 64 sub-reflectors have been completed for the MeerKAT section of the Square Kilometre Array. And a new sub-reflector manufacturing plant has been opened by Stratosat Datacom outside Johannesburg to build the parts.

Pandor taking a stand against xenophobia

Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has expressed her dismay at the recent xenophobic attacks and said that some of South Africa's scientific achievements may not have been possible without eminent African scientists working in our universities and science councils.

SKA will boost Africa’s presence in science fields

South Africa has spent more than R29-million on bursaries in engineering, astrophysics and astronomy in the past nine years, riding on the back of the SKA project. Young scientists from across the continent have benefited. One day, they may win Nobel prizes for their innovations.

Sir Stuart Ntlathi: an inspiring passion for science

Sir Stuart Ntlathi developed a microwave-griller combo from recycled appliances when he was just 13 years old. Today he runs the Stuart Ntlathi Science, Engineering & Technology Institute, aiming to put the fun back in science to inspire South African children to follow science-based careers.

Sir Stuart Ntlathi: an inspiring passion for science

Sir Stuart Ntlathi developed a microwave-griller combo from recycled appliances when he was just 13 years old. Today he runs the Stuart Ntlathi Science, Engineering & Technology Institute, aiming to put the fun back in science to inspire South African children to follow science-based careers.

Robots that can save miners’ lives

A dozen robots exploring deep in the platinum mines of the North West province to make sure conditions are safe sounds like something out of Isaac Asimov's Robot novels. But the idea is becoming a reality thanks to a team of South African robotics engineers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

SA scientists win AU awards

Five new Centres of Excellence to boost research

Five new Centres of Excellence, which will be hosted at South Africa's top universities, will help increase the number of world-class researchers in the country as well as attract and retain research excellence, says Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom.

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