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Madagascar’s natural resources under siege

Scientists are racing to preserve Madagascar's trove of unique flora and fauna as deforestation threatens the African island's diverse plant and animal wealth....
South African scientists depart on whale studying expedition

South African scientists depart on whale studying expedition

Scientists have shipped out to research and collect data on humpback whales off the west coast of South Africa. Research will include sampling the environment and tagging whales to better understand their behaviour. Small cameras will also be attached to some whales.

Brand South Africa hails discovery of Homo naledi

Brand South Africa applauds the team of scientists from the University of the Witwatersrand and other volunteers, on their discovery of a new species of human relative – Homo naledi – at the Cradle of Humankind.

Girls encouraged to reach for the stars

It is believed that 80% of jobs in the future will need studies in the Stem subjects, but only 10% of schoolgirls have an interest in maths and science. MEDO has a plan to change that.

Karoo rocks explain mass extinction

Karoo rocks explain mass extinction

A decades-long study of the rocks in South Africa's Karoo has revealed that a single cataclysmic event on land and sea led to the Permian extinction, when life on Earth nearly came to an end. It happened about 200 million years before the dinosaurs died out, and was more severe.
SA scientists win AU awards

South Africa and US collaborate on medical research

Medical research grants worth $8-million in first-year funding have been awarded by the National Institutes of Health and the South African Medical Research Council. They will target research into HIV and Aids, TB and cancers at eight South African institutions.
South African scientists make astronomy breakthrough

South African scientists make astronomy breakthrough

Wits physicists have announced a breakthrough in the study of external galaxies using the High Energy Stereoscopic System telescopes. The team has found three "extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud", a satellite dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way.
Eskom Expo for Young Scientists builds South Africa’s science capital

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists builds South Africa’s science capital

To ensure that Africa’s young scientists get the support they need, the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists exposes pupils from across the continent to new ideas, projects, teachers and each other building the continent’s science capital.
SA scientists helping to develop 'game-changing' TB drug

SA scientists helping to develop ‘game-changing’ TB drug

South African scientists are part of an international research group that is on track to deliver more effective, less expensive and shorter TB treatment - and one which also has the potential to cure multi-drug-resistant TB - using a new combination of drugs.
South Africa's trek to the start of time

South Africans to play key role in SKA design

South African scientists are to lead two of the 10 teams involved in the design of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope, the international SKA Organisation announced on Monday.

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