The 2016 Edinburgh Medal will be jointly awarded to Kevin Govender from the Cape Town-based Office of Astronomy for Development and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) on Wednesday 30 March at the 2016 Edinburgh International Science Festival, to recognise their wide reaching contributions to science. It is the first time in its history that this award goes to a South African.
“Choose to study mathematics and science,” the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, told about 500 grade 8-11 learners in Wedela, west of Johannesburg today (Sunday).
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has congratulated Prof. Tebello Nyokong, a distinguished scientist from Rhodes University, on winning the prestigious African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, today launched the South African Marine Research and Exploration Forum (SAMREF), an initiative to exploit research opportunities in offshore oil and gas exploration in South Africa.
Since the very first ESOF meeting in 2004, Springer Nature has supported the Euro Science Open Forum. In 2012 they introduced the Travel Grant Scheme for journalists and this has run every edition since. 2016 is no exception and we are pleased to announce that applications for the travel grants are now open.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, will on Friday, 29 January, in Cape Town, launch an initiative to exploit research opportunities in offshore oil and gas exploration in South Africa.
A collaboration of telescopes, including a major contribution by the Southern African Large Telescope in Sutherland, has unveiled a cosmic explosion about 200 times more powerful than a typical supernova, events which already rank amongst the mightiest outbursts in the universe. It was more than twice as luminous as the previous record-holding supernova.
Staying on the cutting edge of technology has become crucial to survive in the ever-changing job-market. The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has urged young people in South Africa to learn how to use knowledge to avoid being made redundant due to new technological advances.