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Brand South Africa invites media to experience the exceptionalism of KwaZulu-Natal

Johannesburg, Tuesday 12 July 2016 – Brand South Africa and its partners – the Departments of Trade and Industry and KwaZulu-Natal Health, National Research...

New push for careers in science and innovation

An information portal has been launched by the Department of Science and Technology designed to inspire pupils and students to become scientists and engineers. Alongside career insight, it includes information on things such as bursaries and funding in the sector.

Innovation: a catalyst for growth and prosperity

As South Africa joins the discussion on improving the state of the world at the WEF meeting in Davos, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, CEO of the National Research Foundation, argues that education and innovation are the most important routes to growing South Africa's economy.

Lifetime award for top scientist

Her father had often told her: "You can do anything. Don't ever stop." And she didn't – today Prof Tebello Nyokong is one of South Africa's top scientists in the fields of chemistry and nanotechnology.
Open-access research data for SA

Down the !Gariep River by kayak

Three Cape Town scientists paddled more than 2 000km from its source in the Lesotho highlands, across the continent, and ended with the fishermen of Alexander Bay. They came back with great stories and vital data for conservation, botany and climate change.
Paddling through Northern Cape paradise

Boost for knowledge economy

South African universities have teamed up with their Dutch counterparts to develop a course aimed at improving PhD supervision. Better and more doctoral supervisors, it is believed, will increase the number of PhD students.
Cross-continental collaboration

A new boost for an old science

The new Palaeosciences Centre of Excellence at Wits University will focus on increasing palaeontological research and making South Africa's relatively unresearched fossil heritage more accessible to the public.
Fossils tell the mammal story

Local solutions for animal health

South Africa’s livestock sector is to receive a significant boost with the launch of the Tshwane Animal Health Cluster, an initiative of the Technology Innovation Agency to develop local solutions for animal diseases.
Paying it forward with goat farming

A fun approach to science teaching

Two women from Wits University’s Institute for Human Evolution are inspiring a new generation of scientists in South Africa by reaching out to children who have not had much exposure to career opportunities in the discipline.

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.

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