Young South Africans are in poll position to take advantage of new opportunities in the country’s science and technology space but will lose out if they don’t excel in Mathematics and Science.
Economic growth and job creation are among the top priorities for the Department of Science and Technology (DST) as it continues to support Government in achieving a better life for all South Africans.
The new year has begun in earnest at the DST, with staff looking forward to achieving the goals the Department has set for this year.
Organisers of this year’s National Science Festival, Scifest Africa, have confirmed that visitors will have the unique opportunity to be taken on an exhilarating tour by scientists from the South African National Space Agency (SANSA).
International research teams are combining their expertise to investigate the Antarctica in a bid assess the impact of climate change. The researchers boarded a Russian research vessel Akademik Treshnikov at the Waterfront in Cape Town today, for this unprecedented expedition.
An innovative, life-saving, early warning system for asthma sufferers developed by a young South African doctoral student earned him first place at an international competition.
The Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor is awaiting a report from Prof JCW van Rooyen SC, who was tasked to conduct hearings on the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Area(KCAAA). The regulations aim to protect the declared KCAAA in the Northern Cape from any harmful radio frequency and electromagnetic interferences.
Members of the media are invited to join the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, for a tour aboard the Russian research vessel, Akademik Treshnikov, before it sails off to the Antarctica.
From electric cars to therapeutic molecules, hydrogen fuel cell technology and cosmeceuticals, this and much more was on display during the 2016 Science Forum South Africa exhibition.