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Opportunities exist for SADC region to increase competitiveness

South Africa performs very well in the more complex areas of competitiveness, such as innovation, technological readiness, and financial market development, according to Caroline Galvan, the World Economic Forum’s Lead Economist for Competitiveness and Risks in Africa.

Global role for Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been named the vice-chairman and trustee of the Planet Earth Institute (PEI). The organisation is striving for the scientific independence of Africa. South Africa is also actively engaging young people to take up careers in the Stem fields.

Enactus promotes entrepreneurship, innovation

The South African entry in the Enactus World Cup helped a small-scale fishery in KwaZulu-Natal develop and expand its operations. It was one of many projects showcased in the competition that are offering practical and innovative ways to improve quality of life around the world.

Local researchers honoured at their ‘Oscars’

South African medical research institutes rank among the best in the world and are equal to internationally respected institutes, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said in handing out the National Science and Technology Forum Awards.

South Africa invests in black industrialists

The government is positive about a R100-million programme to grow the number of black industrialists. The programme was launched because BEE transformation had been slow.

Businesses urged to team up for innovation

Innovation is critical to manufacturing success, but equally, you cannot innovate in a box. Business leaders and professionals at the second Manufacturing Indaba heard how collaboration was key.

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.

South Africa celebrates Africa Day

South Africa celebrates Africa Day

The continent's diversity is celebrated in its arts and culture this Africa Day, on 25 May. South Africa is celebrating the day with a month-long celebration of what it means to be African. And in Johannesburg, the fourth Pan-African Cultural Congress will look at harnessing cultural diversity.
South Africa's trek to the start of time

SKA will drive growth of Africa’s human capital

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.

‘Game-changers’ for the Western Cape: 2015 State of the Province Address

In her State of the Province Address delivered on Friday 20 February, Premier Helen Zille outlined the Western Cape government's five strategic goals to build a highly skilled, innovation driven, resource efficient, connected and high opportunity society for all. Read the full speech here.

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