Professor Premesh Lalu address SFSA Media Launch at the Cape Town Science Forum.
The countdown to Science Forum South Africa 2016(SFSA) has begun, with this year’s event taking place from 8-9 December at the CSIR in Pretoria, under the theme ‘Igniting Conversations about Science’.
South Africa, Norway and the United States will launch a joint venture in marine research in Cape Town on 02 November, extending their partnership to gather information from three oceans around southern Africa.
More than half of South Africa's population believe that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are good for the economy and many are in favour of purchasing genetically modified food.
More and more organisations are successfully commercialising new innovations within a short period, Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor said at the 2016 Technology Top 100 (TT100) awards last night (27 October).
With the introduction of the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Act in 1997, South Africa established a robust system to ensure any activities with GMOs are assessed for potential risks to human health and the environment.
South Africa's multibillion-rand maritime sector will be the focus of a week-long event starting on Monday, 31 October, at which the country and Norway will be exploring new business opportunities in the blue economy.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) elected Prof Jonathan Jansen as its new President for the next four years. He succeeds Prof Daya Reddy.New Office-bearers were also elected. They are Professors Brenda Wingfield and Barney Pityana who were elected Vice-Presidents, Prof Himla Soodyall as General Secretary and Prof Eugene Cloete who was elected Treasurer.