South Africa: Samsung Academy to enhance tech skills

Electronics giant Samsung has launched the Samsung Electronics Engineering Academy to tackle the shortage of technical and engineering skills in South Africa, aiming to...

Nigeria: WIPO to assist Universities

THE World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has indicated its readiness at strengthening the existing national capacities in the nations technology sector. This it said...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 24 February–9 March 2011

Below is a round up of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 24 February–9 March 2011 African Academy of Sciences appoints...

South African mining industry open for business

Pretoria - Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says the South African mining industry is open for business. This is the message that the mining industry...

Nigeria’s science minister calls for demand-driven R&D

Failure to commercialise existing research is holding back Nigeria's economic development, minister of science and technology, Mohammed Ka'oje Abubakar, has said. He...

EIB finances international fibre-optic cable to Seychelles

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced here Friday an 8 million-euro loan to the Seychelles Cable Systems Company (SCS)...

South Africa: New CT scanners for Baragwanath Hospital

Pretoria - Two new multi-detector CT scanners are expected to be delivered to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital today. Gauteng Health and Social Development MEC,...

South Africa: Education dept improves HIV response plan

Pretoria - The Basic Education Department has developed a Draft Integrated Strategy on HIV and Aids to help it play an active role in...

One Face Behind the Translation of Software into African languages, Pheledi Mathibela – Surfing...

"If you want to know the real person, you must speak to them in their own language,” says Pheledi Mathibela, “Because when you are...

KENYA: Improving yields key to boosting rice farmers’ livelihoods

AHERO, 3 March 2011 (IRIN) - After spending Ksh35,000 (US$437) on his 0.4 hectare rice plantation - preparing the land, paying for water, transplanting...

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