Maximising Africa’s bioenergy potential

African bioenergy projects must focus on new technologies and receive stronger political support, says biofuel expert Emile van Zyl. Africa has immense potential when it...

Competition to raise Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project awareness

Pretoria - A competition aimed at raising public awareness about Africa's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) among high school pupils is...

South Africa: Science & technology to expand job opportunities

Pretoria - Science and technology is a key enabler in government's efforts in expanding employment opportunities in South Africa, says Minister Naledi Pandor. "The need...

Flex your science, tech muscle to help win Square Kilometre Array (SKA) bid

Pretoria - South Africans have been urged to help the country win the bid to host the world largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre...

South Africa: Science centres strengthen grass-root campaigns

Pretoria - Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says science centres have a crucial role to play in strengthening grass-roots science awareness campaigns. Speaking at...

South Africa: Entrepreneur of the year has passion for rural areas

Pretoria - A Limpopo woman has walked away with the 2010 Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award pledging to make an impact on the...

South Africa: Women honoured for water projects

Durban - South African women who have contributed towards protecting and conserving water sources in communities have been acknowledged by government through the Women...

African Union ‘would consider taking on UNESCO-Obiang science prize’

The African Union may take on the controversial UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences after talks were held on the...

SOUTH AFRICA: Communities debate microbicide results

JOHANNESBURG, 23 August 2010 (PlusNews) - The recent release of positive results from a microbicide trial in South Africa have kick-started discussions...

Africa Analysis: Taking control of science funding

African nations are increasingly taking control of their own science funding — but they must keep the money coming, writes Linda Nordling. When it emerged earlier...

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