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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.


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.

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.


Science department allocates R4m to fund COVID-19 research

The science and innovation department redirects funds to research the coronavirus pandemic amid rising reported cases in SA.

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