Department of Science and Technology

SANSA earns global recognition

The local space agency is named one of the providers of space weather information for the aviation sector.


SA's nanosatellite ready for blast-off

South Africa's second nanosatellite will be launched into space from Russia.

Dec 5, 2018

Taxing robots is a bad idea

Imposing a tax on robots will not offset the social costs implied by automation, says the Department of Science and Technology's Rasigan Maharajh.

Dec 3, 2018

Boon for SA's blockchain community

Local blockchain initiatives are set to receive funding following government's support of the South African National Blockchain Alliance.


Young SA researchers head to France

Amy-Lee Visagie and Chrislin de Koker's research into astronomy tourism helps secure their participation in an international conference in France.


2018 Science Forum turns attention to Industry 4.0

The science community will gather from 12 to 14 December for the fourth edition of the Science Forum South Africa.


Science, tech minister joins global AI council

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane will serve in a fourth industrial revolution council to guide the international community on artificial intelligence priorities.


Industry 4.0 calls for collective effort, says minister

Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane highlights the importance of public-private collaboration to ensure SA stays on course when the fourth industrial revolution wave hits.


Summit unpacks SA sci-tech white paper

The Department of Science and Technology hosted its first summit on the new draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation.


SA's R&D spend on a steady rise

The country's R&D investments reached R35.6 billion in 2016/2017, indicating an increase in spend compared to the previous period's R32.3 billion.


SKA initiative upskills students as data scientists

The Square Kilometre Array's human capital programme facilitates the development of 127 bright minds to participate in data management projects.


New HIRAX telescope to explore dark energy, radio flashes

SA launches HIRAX, a multimillion-rand radio telescope that will help the country take the lead in the new age of radio astronomy and scientific exploration.

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