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South Africa marks monuments day

South Africa marks monuments day

Freedom Park in Tshwane took part in International Day of Monuments and Sites, which fell on 18 April. Under the theme "The Heritage of Sport", schools participated by getting learners to prepare presentations that highlighted the importance of cultural heritage institutions.
South Africa's CSIR displayed advancements at Scifest

South Africa’s CSIR displayed advancements at Scifest

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research was on hand at South Africa's national annual science festival this week to encourage young South Africans to get into the fields of science and technology, and to showcase its fascinating work.
Next Einstein Forum looks for Africa's leaders

Next Einstein Forum looks for Africa’s leaders

Can the next Einstein come from Africa? In the run up to the Next Einstein Forum's first global gathering for science in Africa this month, it has called on game changers from Africa and around the world to support a new era in science and technology on the continent.
Using data for scientific independence in Africa

Using data for scientific independence in Africa

The first Africa Data Challenge calls for data-driven projects that have a practical, human impact in Africa, which is falling behind in the race for scientific development. Innovators can pitch their ideas at the #ScienceAfrica UnConference in London.

Africa’s resources key to unlocking its wealth

Speaking at a seminar organised by Brand South Africa and the Department of Trade and Industry, Andre Groenewald from the Department of International Relations said Africa's star was rising, as the continent's natural resources give it a competitive edge in the global economy.

Top award for local invasion biologist

Internationally acclaimed invasion biologist, Prof Dave Richardson of Stellenbosch University, is the 2012 recipient of the John FW Herschel Medal, awarded by the Royal Society of South Africa.
SA academic elected to top council

2011 Brand South Africa Stakeholder Summit

Together we can create a spirit for success in a new world Through May and June 2011 Brand South Africa traversed the country, sharing its...

African eyes on the universe

  The Southern African Large Telescope is housed at the Sutherland Observatory in the remote Northern Cape province. (Image: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos, visit the...

Boosting African journalism

South Africa’s Rhodes University and the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation have teamed up to strengthen journalism training in Africa, with a special focus on sharpening new media skills.

2009 – the Year of Natural Fibres

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has declared 2009 to be the International Year of Natural Fibres, and South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is backing the initiative.

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