South Africa must strengthen green tech transfer

South Africa must get better at acquiring green knowledge and technology transfer — or be left out of global markets, says Radhika Perrot. Technology transfer has...

Uganda: Mobile technology doubles HIV treatment rate in babies

HIV-infected babies have had their diagnosis time cut from three months to two weeks thanks to a mobile phone-based technology. Infants with HIV need...

South Africa: Investors keen on solar park

Upington - More than 400 local and foreign investors, who attended the two-day Solar Park conference organised by the Department of Energy, went back...

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...

Reality check for ‘miracle’ biofuel crop

The hardy jatropha tree as a biofuel source may not be the panacea for smallholders that some have claimed, say Miyuki Iiyama and James Onchieku. It...

Africa to get continent-wide data centre

South Africa is spearheading activities to collect and curate research data about the African continent in an effort to shrug off its data-poor...

Nanotech’s impacts on Africa must be carefully considered

Recommendations that attention should be paid to nanotechnology's ethical, economic and social risks for Africa, put forward by a regional workshop in Côte d'Ivoire,...

TWAS hears calls for more science collaborations

Developing world science academies should meet and exchange information more often to assess their shared challenges, South Africa's minister for science and technology,...

India, South Africa to team up on HIV vaccine research

India and South Africa will launch a joint research project on basic science and vaccines for HIV strains common to both countries. The project...

Africa lays foundations for commercial GM crops

African nations should support proposed regional policy guidelines on GM technology, says an editorial in Nature. Under the new proposal from the Common Market for Eastern and...

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