From monitoring the country’s coastline for illegal fishing to assessing the needs of the public education system, these and other problems facing the country could be addressed by using data-science solutions. Several students, from universities across the country showcased their data-science projects funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) this week.
Dr Thulani Dlamini is the new CEO at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
Dr Dlamini assumed his duties as the new CEO on 1 February 2017, having served in different positions in the organisation in the past.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) will be hosting the FameLab Regional Gauteng Heats on 2 March 2017 in Pretoria. ASSAf invites you to nominate a minimum of one and a maximum of five postgraduate students in STEM to participate. Read More
Cape-born scientist Dr S. George Philander has scooped a coveted award for an achievement in the earth sciences by winning the 2017 Vetslesen prize together with Mark A Cane from Columbia University. The two untangled the complex forces that drive the El Niño weather cycle.
The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) is running a telescope naming competition for its new 1 metre telescope which is a recent addition to the collection of many national and international telescopes on our observing plateau near Sutherland in the Northern Cape.
Persistent drought conditions in South Africa and the southern African region continue to have a negative impact on food security. But data-science-driven solutions developed by the country’s young people could hold the key to how government address challenges like these.
Roads in Africa have often been challenging to travel on because of the different types of pavement failures. With the help of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) world-class bituminous binders laboratory, US-based science company,DuPont, is changing how roads are built in Africa with its DuPont™ Elvaloy® Reactive Elastomeric Terpolymers (RET) bitumen modifier technology. The tests conducted by the CSIR set the scene for the uptake of Elvaloy® RET and the advancement of bitumen specifications in Africa.