Indigenous knowledge degree combines arts and sciences

The first comprehensive degree in African indigenous knowledge, combining natural and social sciences, will start in South Africa next year. The Bachelor of Indigenous...

Africa Analysis: When science academies should lobby

Africa's academies should take a leading role in lobbying their governments for science funding, argues Linda Nordling. Should African academies lobby governments? Lobbying seems...

Journal availability in African universities is high – but accessing them is still problematic

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South Africa: Prepare students better, says minister

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Young African scientists must be able to contribute to development

Support for young African scientists is critical if they are to apply their knowledge to the socio-economic challenges of the African continent says Christopher...

Protecting Innovators – The Reason for AfricanBrains

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Funding still an uphill struggle for African academies

African academies are still battling to obtain funding and recognition from policymakers despite several efforts to strengthen them. This message came out...

Africa Analysis: The benefits of open source software

Africa should embrace open source scientific software, cutting costs and boosting IT skills across the continent, argues Linda Nordling Restrictive academic software can be a...

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...

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...

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