Young African scientists must be able to contribute to development

Support for young African scientists is critical if they are to apply their knowledge to the socio-economic challenges of the African continent says Christopher...

Protecting Innovators – The Reason for AfricanBrains

Our recent post "Kenya: High Costs Deny Students Ability to Patent Innovations" talks of how students in Kenya are losing out on having their...

Funding still an uphill struggle for African academies

African academies are still battling to obtain funding and recognition from policymakers despite several efforts to strengthen them. This message came out...

Africa Analysis: The benefits of open source software

Africa should embrace open source scientific software, cutting costs and boosting IT skills across the continent, argues Linda Nordling Restrictive academic software can be a...

South Africa: Ministers promise better education

Pretoria - Several ministers have pledged to ensure South Africa's children get only the best education at school - one of government's top priorities. "Our...

South Africa: Rural varsities get better connected

Pretoria - An amount of R28 million has been approved to partially fund internet access networks for rural higher education campuses. Higher Education South Africa...

US to boost links with African universities

The US government's international development agency (USAID) has announced 11 new partnerships with 22 universities across Africa to help alleviate poverty and stimulate economies. Each...

South Africa: Access to FET colleges need to increase: Nzimande

Pretoria - Access to Further Education and Training (FET) colleges need to expand to meet the demand for increased training opportunities, says Higher Education...

South Africa: Graduation ceremony for Gauteng prisoners

Pretoria - For 170 inmates from prisons across Gauteng, months of hard work and determination paid off on Wednesday when they were awarded their...

South Africa: Further Education and Training (FET) colleges must up their game

Johannesburg - Further Education and Training (FET) colleges must be radically overhauled so that they can become colleges of choice for school leavers while...

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