The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) has recently published a “Request for Information / Expression Of Interest: Cape Big Data Facility”. The Department of Science and Technology considers this call and the accompanying detailed specifications suggesting that the SKA project will be hosted in the facility to be both misleading and incorrect.
As Africa contends with increasing temperatures because of climate change, pulses such as lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas could hold the key to addressing widespread malnutrition and hunger on the Continent. This was according to food and nutrition experts, who attended a recent International Year of Pulses (IYP2016) conference which was held in Johannesburg. South Africa has joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Year of Pulses (IYP2016).
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, says no PhD student in South Africa should graduate without international exposure, considering the importance of international partnerships in producing world-class knowledge and innovation.
The Department of Science and Technology joins the rest of the Continent in celebrating Africa Day.
Africa Day celebrates the day when the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor to the African Union was established by African states in 1963. Africa Day acknowledges the progress that we, as Africans, have made while reflecting upon the common challenges we face in the global environment. For South Africa, Africa Day presents an opportunity for all citizens of the republic to reconnect and recommit themselves in support of all government interventions to develop a better Africa and a better world.
The National Advisory Council on Innovation and the Department of Science and Technology are holding a symposium to allow dialogue between the business community and government on the role and importance of investment on research and development, especially during this time of slow economic growth. Read More
More than 100 researchers and students from South Africa and around the world are meeting this week to share plans to use the MeerKAT radio telescope. The MeerKAT Science Workshop will be held at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study facility on 25-27 May 2016.
Residents of Kenhardt, Vanwyksvlei, Carnarvon and Williston have been urged to submit their written representations or objections to the proposed Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas (KCAAAs) Regulations before 20 June.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, will tomorrow at 09:00 deliver the opening address at the 22nd Session of the Board of Governors of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.