DST Director Nelvis Qekema during the handover ceremony.
While schools in the country are winding up the 2016 academic year and looking forward to a much deserved break, teaching staff at the Tshwane Secondary School in Pretoria are excitedly looking forward to the 2017 academic year.
South Africa’s first locally manufactured computer for the Blind is now commercially available. The device, known as the SAnote, computer for the Blind, was originally conceptualised in 2003 by the CSIR in partnership with a representative group of Disabled Persons’ Organisations (DPOs) and the Office on the Status of Disabled Persons (OSDP) in the Presidency, as part of the National Accessibility Programme (NAP).
The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) of South Africa has been recognised in the annual HPCwire Readers and Editors Choice Awards, presented at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah. The CHPC was recognised with the following honours:
South Africa is working hard to preserve and protect its indigenous knowledge sources as they have massive potential for research, development, innovation and social cohesion. This is according to the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, who addressed the Biennial National Awards for Science and Innovation in Kingston, Jamaica, last night (16 November 2016).
South Africa’s premier science and technology dialogue event, Science Forum South Africa 2016 will take place between 8-9 December at the CSIR in Pretoria.
Department of Science and Technology Director-General Dr Phil Mjwara has been honored with Highest Award of Excellence for his significant contribution and support to the development of Earth Observation and Geospatial Information in Africa and Africa Group on Earth Observation System of Systems (AfriGEOSS) and Group on Earth Observation (GEO) in particular. Dr Mjwara was honored by the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE).
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor arrives in Jamaica tonight, at an invitation by the Jamaican Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley.
Graduates/postdoctoral students and young professionals under 35 can apply to attend the meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel. The meeting will be held from 22 to 26 August 2017 in Lindau, Germany. Deadline 30 November 2016. Read More