With the introduction of the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Act in 1997, South Africa established a robust system to ensure any activities with GMOs are assessed for potential risks to human health and the environment.
South Africa's multibillion-rand maritime sector will be the focus of a week-long event starting on Monday, 31 October, at which the country and Norway will be exploring new business opportunities in the blue economy.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) elected Prof Jonathan Jansen as its new President for the next four years. He succeeds Prof Daya Reddy.New Office-bearers were also elected. They are Professors Brenda Wingfield and Barney Pityana who were elected Vice-Presidents, Prof Himla Soodyall as General Secretary and Prof Eugene Cloete who was elected Treasurer.
The Department of Science and Technology, the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (NRF) and Nabio Consulting are presenting a symposium on the impact of nanotechnology on cancer on 25 October 2016. Read More.
Five South African young female researchers have been given a career building opportunity to meet with leading UK experts in science communication, which include the Royal Society and the British Science Writers Association. The researchers will attend the Best Practice in Science Communication UK study tour from 24-28 October 2016, a culmination of the Women in Science project, which is part of the British Council’s Professional Development and Engagement (PDE) programme, under the Newton Fund.
The media is invited to a tour of projects in Gauteng which demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell technologies as alternative energy solutions to South Africa.
South Africa’s recently development maritime research and innovation roadmap is anticipated to be among highlights at this year’s South Africa-Norway Science Week scheduled for Pretoria and Cape Town at month end.
Over 6 million geysers consume about 40% of the power on South Africa's electricity grid at an average heating time of up to three hours, per month. Alternatives coming to the market have proved to be too costly, until now.