The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has appealed to South African women leaders to harness the benefits of science and technology to advance their communities.
It’s become a day of goodwill, as citizens open their hearts to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day to honor the memory of former President Nelson Mandela.
Yesterday, the Department of Science and Technology joined the rest of South Africa to mark the occasion that has become an annual event. The global initiative aims to encourage people to take responsibility for improving the lives of others and addressing the world’s social injustices.
Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor
As we host the 21st International Aids Conference (Aids 2016) currently taking place in Durban, South Africa can report huge progress in implementing and funding evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions.
Three CAPRISA studies provide new information on high rates of HIV infection in young women in South Africa resulting from the “cycle of HIV transmission” involving age-disparate sex and on two vaginal bacteria - one increasing HIV vulnerability and another undermining the efficacy of tenofovir-based topical pre-exposure prophylaxis. Read More
The MeerKAT First Light image of the radio sky, released by Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, at the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) African core site outside Carnarvon in the Northern Cape, shows unambiguously that the MeerKAT Array Release 1 (AR1) has joined the ranks of the world's great scientific instruments.
On Nelson Mandela Day, 18 July, the Minister of Science and Technology, NalediPandor, will present computers, tablets and laboratory equipment to Tshwane Secondary School in the Pretoria CBD.
According to the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, "Constructivepartnerships need to be built between the government and the corporate sector, as the corporate sector has a role to play in development."
The state visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to South Africa this week, was preceeded by a grassroots innovation workshop between South Africa and India on 6 and 7 July 2016. The two countries share an interest in the development of grassroots innovations that can provide the affordable and accessible technological solutions needed by both countries.