European Union sets up fund for African innovations
African researchers and innovators to tap into multibillion-rand funding programme, after the European Union unveils a fund dedicated to their innovations.
SA’s space agency readies virtual hackathon
The South African National Space Agency plans a virtual hackathon to tackle the global challenge of space weather.
CSIR, Deloitte collaborate on WEF’s 4IR centre in SA
The organisations agree to work together within the context of the World Economic Forum Affiliate Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in SA.
SA buys into nanosatellite development with R19m investment
The satellites will be used for surveillance of the waters, including shipping movements within the country's exclusive economic zone.
SA’s Einstein ambassador tells of ‘difficult’ year
Jeshika Ramchund is the South African representative to science organisation, the Next Einstein Forum. She sat down with ITWeb to discuss her term.
2020 Science Forum to ignite conversations virtually
The Department of Science and Innovation confirms its science forum will be hosted virtually, as the coronavirus continues to limit physical gatherings.
Online portal opens access to local mining supply chain
The TARA online portal aims to showcase the technologies and equipment offered by local original equipment manufacturers.
Science, innovation department achieves clean audit
The Department of Science and Innovation obtains a clean audit for the 2019/20 financial year, marking its third consecutive clean audit.
Government’s biotech Web-based hub unveiled
The Department of Science and Innovation invites the biotech community to register on its newly-launched Bioeconomy SA Portal.
University of Pretoria, CSIR to accelerate smart cities initiatives
The partnership agreement will see the CSIR and University of Pretoria work on the development of SA’s smart transport and smart cities projects.
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.