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Monthly Archives: November 2010

South Africa must strengthen green tech transfer

South Africa must get better at acquiring green knowledge and technology transfer — or be left out of global markets, says Radhika Perrot. Technology transfer has a fair mention in the Kyoto Protocol, with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) the main market instrument designed to transfer technology from Northern to Southern countries.

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Uganda: Mobile technology doubles HIV treatment rate in babies

[KAMPALA] HIV-infected babies have had their diagnosis time cut from three months to two weeks thanks to a mobile phone-based technology. Infants with HIV need to begin medication as soon as possible to maximise their chances of survival. The Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) system enables central hospital laboratories to send results directly to an SMS printer in local clinics, according …

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South Africa: Investors keen on solar park

Upington – More than 400 local and foreign investors, who attended the two-day Solar Park conference organised by the Department of Energy, went back to their boardrooms with a feeling of enthusiasm on Friday, as prospects for the project appeared more positive.

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South Africa: Ministers promise better education

Pretoria – Several ministers have pledged to ensure South Africa’s children get only the best education at school – one of government’s top priorities. “Our children and young people need to be better prepared by their schools to read, write, think critically and solve numerical problems. These skills are the foundations on which further studies, job satisfaction, productivity and meaningful …

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South Africa: Rural varsities get better connected

Pretoria – An amount of R28 million has been approved to partially fund internet access networks for rural higher education campuses. Higher Education South Africa and the Tertiary Education Network of South Africa (TENET) had requested to further extend points of presence on the existing network to strengthen universities research and teaching capabilities.

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