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3:30

SANSA earns global recognition

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

2:10

SA's nanosatellite ready for blast-off

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

3:40
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.

3:20
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.

1:40

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.

1:50

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.

2:10

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.

1:10

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.

3:00

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.

4:20

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.

2:00

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.

3:50

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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