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Jul 10, 2020

Higher education makes strides in screening for COVID-19

Over 600 000 students and staff in the post-school education system have used the HealthCheck assessment tool to screen for coronavirus.

5:30

R100m student aid IT system found to be ‘terribly wanting’

Minister Dr Blade Nzimande appoints a committee to unearth how the National Student Financial Aid Scheme’s R100 million IT system turned out not fit-for-purpose.

3:10
Jun 19, 2020

Huawei ICT Academy attracts 23 local TVET colleges

Huawei and the South African College Principals Organisation establish ICT academies in 23 TVET colleges across SA’s nine provinces.

4:40

NSFAS students in laptop limbo as govt opens tender

There’s no clarity on when National Student Financial Aid Scheme beneficiaries will receive laptops, as government is still to commence procurement.

4:20

Government looks to the skies to boost digital education

The Department of Higher Education considers space science and Earth observation tech, as it looks for ways to implement its multi-modal and remote learning systems.

3:00
Mar 30, 2020

SA COVID-19 research data platform in the works

The health department and CSIR join forces to develop SA’s own data hub dedicated to monitoring the spread of coronavirus.

1:50

Parly committee calls for executive changes at TIA

Parliament’s science and technology committee wants to see the removal of both the interim chairperson and CEO of the Technology Innovation Agency.

1:20

Ekurhuleni’s science, innovation varsity gets thumbs up

Minister Blade Nzimande welcomes the Ekurhuleni university plans, saying it’s an opportunity for young people to create cutting-edge tech.

1:40

2019 Science Forum shines spotlight on local tech

The science and innovation ministry wraps up 5th Science Forum, which focused on taking local innovations to market.

4:50
Oct 7, 2019

SA not ready for autonomous vehicles

As the race to commercially introduce self-driving vehicles heats up, SA will have to wait for more than a decade before autonomous vehicles become a reality on its roads.

1:40

SA women scientists, researchers to be honoured

The Department of Science and Innovation readies to roll out the red carpet for leading women scientists and researchers at an annual awards event.

2:00

Sci-tech ministry earmarks R5bn for innovative start-ups

The fund is designed to largely de-risk the early stages of technology commercialisation and business development.

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