Innovation

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

August 27, 2010 at 16:45

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 issue by African leaders on the […]

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AFRICA: A teabag that could save millions

AFRICA: A teabag that could save millions

August 26, 2010 at 16:40

JOHANNESBURG, 19 August 2010 (IRIN) – A cheap and effective filtering device developed by a South African university could provide safe drinking water to millions of people, drastically reducing the […]

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Deadline Approaches for $6,500 Africa-Adapt Innovation Fund

August 20, 2010 at 09:47

The deadline for submissions for Africa-Adapt’s 2nd annual knowledge sharing innovation fund of $6,500 of 3rd September is fast approaching. The fund seeks to support small-scale projects that offer innovative […]

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2009-10 Africa-wide women and young professionals in science competitions

August 19, 2010 at 14:52

The finals of CTA/FARA/AGRA/RUFORUM/ANAFE/NPCA 2009-2010 Africa-wide science competitions were held in Burkina Faso from 19-20 July 2010 as a side event during the 5th African Agricultural Science Week and FARA […]

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Call for more women in science and engineering

August 13, 2010 at 14:15

Pretoria – More needs to be done to attract women to study in the fields of science and engineering, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. Speaking at the National […]

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Tshwane University of Technology to showcase hydrogen bicycle

August 11, 2010 at 14:07

Pretoria – Excitement is mounting for a group of innovative students from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) who will get to showcase their hydrogen powered bicycle, known as Hai […]

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African Union throws weight behind SKA bid

August 11, 2010 at 14:05

Pretoria – The African Union (AU) has acknowledged the significance of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project in bringing much-needed development to Africa. At an estimated construction cost of US$2 […]

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Africa Goes Bananas for Peppers

August 8, 2010 at 09:39

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has published a paper announcing the successful transfer of green pepper genes to bananas. Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) causes millions of dollars worth […]

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SA’s tech-savvy teachers closer to finals

August 4, 2010 at 13:49

Pretoria – South Africa’s top five innovative teachers are one step closer to the finals of the “World Cup” of education technology after winning their categories at Microsoft’s Innovative Teachers […]

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Govt, private sector partners to produce fuel cells in SA

August 2, 2010 at 13:30

Pretoria – The Department of Science and Technology has partnered with Anglo Platinum and Altergy Systems to establish a new company that will distribute its products and manufacture fuel cells […]

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