Senegal brainstorms how to make innovation a priority

Senegal is planning to put innovation at the heart of its science and technology policy in a bid to translate research into practical results. The policy aims to...

Oceans: ECA introduces model to advance policy and economic planning in Africa

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Applied Development Research Solutions (ADRS) announced the launch of the Online Economic Analysis System (OCEANS),...

Universities agree to take action on sustainability

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 22 June 2012.  The UN backed Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) programme aims for educational institutes...

African researchers ‘struggle’ to establish careers

African universities need to better support early career researchers if they are to build a thriving research environment and boost the continent's overall number...

East African labs to adopt uniform benchmarks

A new proficiency testing scheme that requires all labs in East Africa to better their services is likely to reduce on haphazard work as...

South Africa and Australasia may have to ‘share’ SKA

Speculation is growing that South Africa and Australia may be asked to join forces in building and operating the Square Kilometre Array – the world's most...

Astronomy can encourage a greater interest in scientific careers

The European Parliament Delegation for relations with South Africa held an extraordinary meeting with Ms Naledi Pandor, Minister for Science and Technology of South...

Study links African drought to Pacific sea temperature

Researchers in the United States have found a link between low rainfall in East Africa during the March-May rainy season, and changes in sea surface temperature...

SA: Global partners join forces on SKA

The world's biggest telescope project has taken a crucial step forward, with its international partners joining forces and agreeing funding for the detailed design...

SA: SATNAC opens doors for students

Information Communications and Technology (ICT) students will have an opportunity to showcase their research and network with industry leaders, when the South African Telecommunication...

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