Scientists, academics and post-doctoral students engaged young minds through interesting exhibitions duringthe first day of the annual Department of Science and Technology(DST)-National Research Foundation (NRF) Centre of Excellence (CoE) Director’s Forum.
Conducting research aimed at understanding and ameliorating the high risk of HIV in South African women, especially young women, is at the heart of the work conducted by the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in HIV Prevention. Hosted by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Centre was launched by the Minster of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, in April last year.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is seeking candidates to participate in the 2017 Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting to be held from 25 to 30 June 2017 in Lindau, Germany. The 67th Meeting of Nobel Laureates will be dedicated to Chemistry. The meeting will be attended by Chemistry Nobel Laureates and about 400 highly-talented young scientists from across the world. Application Form Read more.
The 2016 Regional Young Scientists’ Conference will be held in Nigeria this week.
The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office in sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) has partnered with the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) and the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) to host the 2016 Regional Young Scientists’ Conference (RYSC). The conference will be held in Nigeria, Ikeja Lagos at the Sheraton Hotel from 23-24 August 2016.
UKZN and CAPRISA will host the 2016 DST-NRF Centres of Excellence Annual Directors’ Forum at which all DSTNRF Centres of Excellence will showcase their core areas of expertise through interactive exhibitions. The DST-NRF Centres of Excellence Directors’ Forum is held annually to provide a platform for the exchange of activities, accomplishments and best practices in research and training. Read More
$7.5 million competition seeks innovations to improve water and food security, gender equality, and reduce poverty to receive up to $2 million in funding and acceleration support
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (MFA-NL) and the government of South Africa today announced a fourth call for groundbreaking innovations under Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development.
New Zealand visit
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, leaves today for New Zealand, where she will be a guest of the New Zealand Government for three days, from 22 to 25 August 2016.
Public hearings to be held on the proposed published Regulations on the Protection of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas. Read More