The construction of mega science and technology projects on South African soil has ensured the growth of high-end local technology industries. The construction of MeerKAT, the precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) has sprouted new industries that is driving job creation.
South Africa’s MoU with Belgium will cover areas of mutual interest such as marine and Antarctic Science. South Africa conducts extensive research in the Antarctic region where it has a base SANAE IV.
South Africa and Belgium have signed a five-year cooperation agreement that will see the two countries implement joint research and innovation initiatives.
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Kindly note that a call for nominations for the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science is now open. The prize is an international distinction recognising an individual’s work to interpret science, research and technology to the general public. For more information on how to apply.
Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to receive the 2016 Award for Science Diplomacy.
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