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
An innovative technology introduced in Ndakana village in the Eastern Cape, has improved access to quality sanitation, while saving water for the people in the rural area.
South Africa is the only African country with a scientific base in Antarctica and is ideally located for research on the South Atlantic Anomaly – an area where aircraft, ships and satellites are exposed to increased radiation from space which leads to the interruption of, and damage to, communication systems.
Regional integration has been flagged as an important component to fast-track the transformation of African cities into hubs of innovation. This emerged during the second day of the Senior Experts Dialogue (SED-2016) on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), taking place in Pretoria, under the theme "Cities as Innovation Hubs for Africa's Transformation".