The Department of Science and Technology's Ten-Year Innovation Plan for South Africa (2008-2018) identified science and technology in response to global change, especially climate change, as one of five "Grand Challenges" for the national system of innovation (NSI) to tackle over the next decade.
If you want to model weather systems, perform advanced computational mechanics, simulate the impact of climate change, study the interaction of lithium and manganese in batteries at the atomic level, or conduct the next experiment of your latest in vitro biomedical technique virtually — and you want to do it in Africa — then there is only one place to go; the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC).
Church Square in Pretoria will be abuzz withexcitement from 08 – 09 December, as scientists demonstrate to the public, the value of science and technology in society.
"How can indigenous knowledge and science co-exist better in South Africa?"
Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, challenged the 2016 Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Interface Conference, currently under way at the University of Venda in Limpopo, to discuss the question.
The second edition of Science Forum South Africa kicks off next week with an interesting array of national and international speakers, engaging exhibitions and science in the streets.
Researchers, business and government will share the latest research and solutions to the global change challenges at the 3rd Global Change Conference, taking place in Durban from 5 to 8 December.
South Africa and Russia are looking at new opportunities to strengthen their relations as the two countries celebrate 10 years of collaboration. Nuclear research specialists from South Africa and Russia are meeting in Pretoria.