Academics make jump to lightspeed internet

Data and computing initiatives are joining forces to forge a high-speed research network for South Africa. In bandwidth-thirsty South Africa, the country’s universities and research institutions are oases of the stuff, with a torrent of capacity, up to 10 gigabits a second, running between them. With this internal capacity and international linkages, South African researchers…

SA, UK spearhead R500-million fund for joint scientific research

Scientific partnerships are about “finding things that matter to both our societies”, Professor Robin Grimes, chief scientific adviser in the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, told the Mail & Guardian ahead of the launch of the Newton Fund. Both the UK and South Africa have pledged R500-million over the next four years to the Newton…