US to support Green projects in Africa

The US government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (Opic), which supports US project sponsors in emerging markets and has a current portfolio worth $13-billion in...

South Africa: Dell, Sci-Bono Discovery Centre bridge digital divide

Dell South Africa will continue its five-year partnership with southern Africa's largest science centre, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, with a further investment of R1...

South Africa: Microsoft to announce BEE deal

Microsoft South Africa will on Tuesday unveil four companies it will sponsor and groom as part of its multimillion black economic empowerment (BEE) deal. Although...

The possibilities of Wind Power for Africa

The fact that wind power uses no water is good news for this water-stressed continent. 97% of the continent’s total wind farm installations are...

MeerKAT Science – the Large Survey Projects

Article republished with kind permission from SKA Africa. Professor Roy Booth, SKA South Africa Project The first science that the MeerKAT will do is encompassed by the...

Anti-mosquito drives stumble at final ten per cent

Eliminating malaria by controlling mosquitoes may prove impossible unless control programmes consider that mosquitoes reproduce faster as their numbers dwindle, says a study. Insecticide-treated nets...

Biomed Analysis: Eliminating sleeping sickness for good

After recent gains against trypanosomiasis, new diagnostic and treatment tools mean we can make the final push, says Priya Shetty. Once again we are close to...

Geneticists and smallholders in quest for perfect cattle

Dairy farmers in East Africa could soon benefit from superior, affordable cattle breeds through a US$1 million research project. The Dairy Genetics East Africa (DGEA)...

Is Africa ready for safe nuclear power?

As Japan's nuclear accidents send shockwaves round the world, Alex Abutu explores whether Africa is ready to provide safe nuclear power. The disasters that struck...

More power and connectivity milestones for Karoo astronomy reserve

Article republished with kind permission from SKA Africa. By Tracy Cheetham, SKA SA infrastructure manager Grid power to the MeerKAT site The new 33 kV power line constructed...

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