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Crucial agreements pave way for Square Kilometre Array

The SKA Observatory, Australia and SA formalise agreements that will see the countries host the Square Kilometre Array telescopes and associated infrastructure.


Sci-tech centre to enhance ECape's innovation prospects

The science and innovation department opens a new science centre in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape, to support maths, science and tech education.


SA’s space economy to become Africa’s satellite powerhouse

Government banks on the space economy to strengthen economic growth, with the sector forecast to bring in revenue of over R18 billion in the next two years.

Sep 16, 2021

Wits University receives R8m for quantum computing initiative

The tertiary institution secures R8 million seed funding from the Department of Science and Innovation, to accelerate national quantum computing projects.


SA sees ongoing slump in science, innovation investment

For the second year in a row, South Africa fails to make good gains on investment in science, technology and innovation.


New tool will measure tech, innovation adoption at municipal level

The science and innovation ministry eyes widespread adoption of its tech-based tool that assesses the science, technology and innovation readiness levels of municipalities.


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.

Jun 9, 2021

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.

Jan 20, 2021

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.

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