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UK Space Agency funding project to benefit Malawian farmers

7th January 2021 The UK Space Agency announced on Wednesday that it was providing funding to a project led by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland to aid farmers in Malawi through the development of land-classification maps, using satellite data. These maps would cover high potential agricultural areas, and... 

Airbus set to conclude major defence contract with India

6th January 2021 One of India’s leading newspapers, the Hindustan Times, has reported that the Indian Air Force (IAF) is to acquire 56 Airbus C295 medium tactical transport aircraft in a deal worth $2.5-billion. The transaction is likely to be signed in the near future. The deal is with Airbus Defence and Space,... 

OR Tambo International Airport receives international health accreditation

6th January 2021 Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, which is owned and operated by the State-owned Airports Company South Africa, has been accredited under the Airports Council International’s (ACI’s) Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme, it was announced on Wednesday. The AHA was developed by... 

Comair business rescue practitioners issue latest report on airline’s rescue plan progress

5th January 2021 The business rescue practitioners (BRPs) for private-sector airline Comair issued an update on progress with the group’s business rescue plan on Tuesday, in line with the requirements of the Companies Act. The update was issued via the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s SENS news service. The BRPs... 

New cosmological theory suggests that dark matter is made up of ancient black holes

5th January 2021 Scientists at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe at the University of Tokyo in Japan have proposed a new theory to explain the mysterious phenomenon of dark matter. Dark matter makes up some 27% of the universe, whereas ‘normal’ matter is responsible for less than... 

Boeing delivers three 777F air cargo aircraft to Qatar

5th January 2021 US-based global major aerospace group Boeing marked the advent of the new year with the delivery of three 777 Freighter (777F) aircraft to Qatar Airways Cargo. One of the aircraft concerned was the 200th 777F to be delivered. With this delivery, Qatar’s 777F fleet now numbers 24 aircraft. The... 

Young South African women scientists awarded funding by L’Oréal and Unesco

4th January 2021 Last month, six young South African women scientists were awarded research grants by the L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science partnership. French group L’Oréal is reportedly the world’s biggest cosmetics company and Unesco is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.... 

KwaZulu-Natal optimistic that suspension of direct London flights will be only short-term

4th January 2021 The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government and Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone (SEZ) management are both confident that the suspension of direct flights between Durban’s King Shaka International Airport and London by British Airways will prove to be only a short-term measure, until the Covid-19... 

Bad weather nano-UAV successfully developed in UK for army use

4th January 2021 UK-based global major aerospace and defence group BAE Systems and British specialist uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) small and medium enterprise (SME) UAVTEK have partnered to develop a nano-UAV for military use that can operate in severe wind conditions. Known as the Bug, the nano-UAV successfully... 

UK announces that the second Africa Investment Conference will happen in January

11th December 2020 The UK Department of International trade has announced that it will host the second UK-Africa Investment Conference early next year. The conference will be a one-day virtual event and will be held on January 20.  The first UK-Africa Investment Conference was held in January this year. It was... 

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