Africa Calling: Freedom Fone

With many farmers in the developing world not having access to the internet or a computer, the ability to get information delivered and give...

New maize could prepare farmers for climate change

New varieties of drought-tolerant maize could deliver a US$1.5 billion gain in food and income in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as helping smallholders...

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...

AfricAid brings cutting-edge computing to the children of Tanzania

One of AfricanBrains' partners, AfricAid is a non-profit organisation that supports girls’ education in Africa, providing young women with the opportunity to transform their...

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...

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...

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