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Jul 22, 2014
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
Updated 5 hours ago The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will have a budget of R6.47-billion for the financial year 2014/2015, it was reported on Tuesday. More than half of this (R3.5-billion), Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor noted in her budget speech to...
Jul 18, 2014
With local content likely to play a critical role in South Africa’s imminent digital broadcasting future, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) gazetted a draft discussion document to review the “outdated” regulations overseeing...
Jul 18, 2014
The first Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) facility in Africa was officially launched by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on July 7. The facility is located at the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences (iThemba LABS) Gauteng unit, on the...
Jul 17, 2014
The OCO-2 spacecraft folded up in a hangar
The Space Operations division of the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) on Thursday revealed that it had supported the successful launch of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite on July 2....
Jul 16, 2014
A new study by PwC has found that while 80% of organisations rank digital technology integration as a priority, only one in five companies can lay claim to being a “digital” organisation. PwC’s sixth annual Digital IQ Survey revealed how well business and...
Jul 15, 2014
An international team of experts, including University of Cape Town Department of Biological Sciences head and palaeobiologist Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, has discovered a previously unknown predatory dinosaur, dubbed the changyuraptor, in the Liaoning Province...
Jul 11, 2014
The Namibia-based High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) recently measured pulsed gamma rays in the southern sky from ground level for the first time, strengthening the country’s bid to host the world’s largest gamma ray telescope, the Cherenkov Telescope Array...
Jul 11, 2014
South Africa will join the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) in December. The WLCG processes and stores the immense amounts of data produced by the world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is an instrument of...
Jul 11, 2014
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Jul 08, 2014
South Africa must not forget or neglect smaller-scale astronomical and astrophysical experiments because of the attraction created by mega-experiments like the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project, North West University emeritus physics...
Jul 08, 2014
The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), based at Sutherland in the Karoo region in the Northern Cape province, is promising to become an important instrument for research into dark matter. "SALT is shaping up to be very important for answering questions about...
Jul 07, 2014
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
The first Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) facility in Africa was officially launched by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on Monday. The facility is located at the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences (iThemba LABS) Gauteng unit, on the...
Jul 04, 2014
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
Some of the world’s leading physicists will gather at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ’s) Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, on July 7, for the annual Institute of Physics conference, which will be opened by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. Hosted...
Jul 04, 2014
South African high-technology company Denel Dynamics must meet the challenges and seize the opportunities facing it not only for the sake of the company itself but for the sake of the country as a whole. So asserted company CEO Tsepo Monaheng, addressing staff and...
Jul 04, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
European airliner manufacturer Airbus spends some €2-billion a year on research and development (R&D), research and technology (R&T) and innovation. Airbus is part of the larger Airbus Group and it is important to stress that this is the figure for the airliner...
Jul 04, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
The East London industrial development zone (Elidz) on Monday launched the first regional open innovation solution exchange platform. The Connect and Solve initiative, in conjunction with the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS), was...
Jun 27, 2014
The Stellenbosch University’s (SU’s) Department of Civil Engineering has launched a mobile laboratory equipped with technology in the field of intelligent transport systems (ITS), which will investigate opportunities for the development of specialised...
 
 
 
 
Jun 27, 2014
With its flight test and certification campaign for its latest airliner family, the A350XWB, European commercial aircraft company Airbus (part of the Airbus Group) is trying to reverse the trend that has developed over recent decades of ever-longer new aircraft...
Jun 27, 2014
Dutch scientist and inventor Professor Kornelis Immink was awarded an honorary doctoral degree ¬– Doctor Honoris Causa for technical and scientific research – by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) at a ceremony earlier this month.
Jun 27, 2014
High-service distributor of electronic, electrical, mechanical and industrial products RS Components SA is advancing research and development in alternative energy through its sponsorship of R1-million worth of products to the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ’s)...
Jun 26, 2014
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
South African Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has called on academics in the humanities disciplines to help achieve the goals of the National Development Plan (NDP). She was delivering the keynote address at the Academy of Science of South Africa...
Jun 23, 2014
To further strengthen cooperation on science and technology between South Africa and Europe, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will this week hold high-level meetings with her counterparts at the biennial EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), in Denmark. ESOF...
Jun 20, 2014
New Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, recently appointed to the post for the second time, has committed her department to vigorously help in the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP). She was speaking at a recent media conference at the...
Jun 20, 2014
LOCAL IS LEKKER The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s Wilfried Kraus (left) congratulates Green Talents 2013 winner Heinrich Badenhorst
The winners of the Green Talents 2014, in which young researchers from across the globe submit their research in the field of sustainable development to be judged by a panel of German experts, will be announced this October. The German Federal Ministry of Education...
Jun 17, 2014
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Scientists from the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) and Necsa fluorochemical subsidiary Pelchem have developed a lower-cost method to produce high-purity phosphorus pentafluoride (PF5), which is used to manufacture lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6)...
Jun 17, 2014
South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) subsidiary NTP Radioisotopes has announced the appointment of Tina Eboka as MD from June 1. She boasts 24 years experience in science and technology research, banking, retail and manufacturing, in both the public and...
Jun 13, 2014
SKA South Africa project director
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) has reversed the brain drain in the sector by bringing to South Africa young scientists and engineers who are highly skilled and innovative, said SKA South Africa project director Dr Bernie Fanaroff this week. “The SKA project has...
 
 
 
 
Jun 13, 2014
South African radiation applications business NTP Radioisotopes (NTP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (better known as Necsa) will soon expand the range of radioisotopes it provides to the local and international medical...
Jun 13, 2014
Newly elected Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel announced during the Africa Health Expo, held last month at Gallagher Estate, in Midrand, that the Gauteng Department of Health had ordered 12 digital radiography systems from low-radiation device company...
Jun 13, 2014
Electronics company LG says its new technologically advanced TVs – the LG Pro Centric Smart TV and LG Commercial Lite TV – offer hotel guests a superior viewing experience while providing saving benefits for hotels.
Jun 06, 2014
The Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO) is seeking the creation of an African Council of Engineering, which would be under the auspices of the African Union (AU). "We have to establish an oversight body to ensure professional standards," FAEO...
Jun 06, 2014
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) would like South African researchers to make better use of the opportunities provided by the country's membership of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). The DST is South...
Jun 04, 2014
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
New Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, recently appointed to the post for the second time, has committed her department to vigorously help in the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP). She was speaking at a media conference in Pretoria on...
Jun 04, 2014
New Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has expressed concern about progress with South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope array. She was responding to a question at a press conference in Pretoria on Wednesday, after she took up the post for a second time....
May 30, 2014
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Friday opened the entries for its Technology for Women in Business (TWIB) 2014 Awards and called on “innovative businesswomen” to enter before the end of June. The TWIB aimed to recognise businesswomen who leveraged...
May 29, 2014
EBRAHIM PATEL Minister Ebrahim Patel announces the purchase of 12 Lodox systems for Gauteng hospitals
Newly elected Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel announced on Thursday that the Gauteng Department of Health had ordered 12 Lodox digital radiography systems worth R60-million for the province's health sector. The systems were destined for nine public...
May 23, 2014
PROGRAMME TO BE CONTINUED The A-Darter missile
The visit to South Africa by Brazilian Defence Minister Celso Amorim in March has further stimulated defence ties between the two countries. He held official discussions with South African Defence and Military Veterans Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula as well...
 
 
 
 
May 23, 2014
DEMONSTRATOR An Embraer E195 of Azul (not photographed on the biofuels demonstration flight)
Two of the world’s four biggest commercial aircraft manufacturers, Embraer of Brazil and Boeing of the US, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a joint sustainable aviation biofuels research centre. This will be situated in the Technological...
May 23, 2014
European airliner manufacturer Airbus recently marked the 20th anniversary of its scientific research partnership with a number of international airlines and European universities and scientific institutions to gather atmospheric data. This programme was originally...
May 23, 2014
JOB CREATOR As of March 2014, Zest WEG’s local staff complement comprised 720 people
Brazilian electrical equipment supplier and automation solutions provider WEG Group has set in motion a strategic plan to achieve a yearly turnover of $10-billion by increasing its sales by at least 17% year-on-year until 2020, WEG Group South Africa-based subsidiary...
May 23, 2014
TURBOFLEX COUPLING Turboflex shaft couplings are composite-lightweight, carbon fibre couplings
Local power transmission company Bibby Turboflex South Africa’s holding group, mechanical power transmission products manufacturer Altra Industrial Motion, was named one of American business magazine Forbes’ Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America, in...
May 13, 2014
Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR) system ecologist Dr Bob Scholes has been elected as a foreign associate to the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an honour bestowed upon the world’s best scientists as chosen by their peers. The NAS, an...
 
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