The creators of a clean cookstove urge businesses to step in and help out families that have no electricity, as part of their social responsibility. And they promise their appliances are safer than paraffin stoves.
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.
To improve the economy, it is crucial to improve education and the number and level of maths and science graduates. They, in turn, need to be fed into the research and innovation sector, it was discussed at the launch of the South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators.
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.