Five young South Africans nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) have been included in the 400 young scientists from 76 countries selected to participate in this year’s 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.
On 2 March 2017, GroundUp, an online news outlet, posted an article about the delay in the construction of the planned R30 million Cofimvaba science centre, which was scheduled for construction in August/September 2016, and to have been completed by 31 March 2017.
South Africa's space technology relationship with Russia deepened with the inauguration of a Russian satellite ranging system at Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) earlier this week. HartRAO, located west of Johannesburg, is managed by the National Research Foundation, an entity of the Department of Science and Technology.
Captions: HPV 1: In 2014 SA launched the 2014 HPV vaccination campaign to vaccinate girls in Grade 4.
Enriching collaborative efforts to eradicate diseases such as the human papillomavirus (HPV) was needed to save lives, Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, said at the opening of the 31st International Papillomavirus Conference, currently under way in Cape Town.
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A new system of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star 40 light years away has been discovered using data from South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) telescope, as well as other instruments around the world. Three of these planets are located in the star’s "habitable zone”. This means that they could have liquid
water on their surface, which increases the chances of them hosting life. This new planetary system now holds the record for the largest number of Earth-sized planets found.
The young engineers who participated in the Hitachi-DST Scholarship Program.
They will have to implement the knowledge obtained in Japan in their respective municipalities.
With South Africa facing the risk of over-exploiting traditional water supply, purifying seawater from the country’s 2 500km coastline and surrounding oceans, could still be a viable option despite the high costs involved in such processes.
The HartRAO site has become a station of international standing, and the addition of the new Russian SLR station increases its reputation in geodesy.
A new satellite tracking system will be unveiled at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO), west of Johannesburg on Monday, 27 February.