20 Things To Know About SA’s Research Infrastructure Roadmap

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Introducing: The SciBraai Show

24 Sept. is National Heritage Day (also called” National Braai Day” by some) in South Africa, and it happens to be SciBraai’s birthday. This year, 2015, we decided to celebrate our second birthday by launching South Africa’s first popular science YouTube channel: The SciBraai Show. But first, what is a SciBraai? Is it science? Is it…

#SAscienceHero Lesley Scott wins innovation prize

Via htxt.africa We’re a bit behind the news on this, which in the fast paced internet world is clearly unforgiveable, but Lesley Erica Scott, inventor and Wits University professor, has won the African Innovation Foundation’s Innovation Prize for Africa’s Special Prize for Social Impact for her invention that examines the accuracy of machines used to detect TB. Scott, who…

How Gauteng gov will allocate investments in tech

Gauteng MEC of finance Barbara Creecy, in her budget speech at the Gauteng Legislature has revealed exactly how much would be allocated to the five corridors of development, which  include tech projects, announced by Gauteng Premier David Makhura last month in his State of the Province Address. The Central Development Corridor aimed at the financial sector, Information Communication Technology…

IBM research lab to work with the cool kids

Multinational research company IBM announced on Friday that it will be opening a research laboratory, in collaboration with the University of Witwatersrand, in the Tshimologong Precinct in Johannesburg. The premises was once a bar, and still has a long bar counter and heavily-graffiti’ed walls, but in a year this will be one of the top information…

Government links innovators and business

Government is trying to close the gap between innovation and businesses, with the introduction of the “innovation bridge”. Tuesday marks day one of South Africa’s first “innovation bridge” in Pretoria, a Department of Science and Technology event to match-make innovators with business. While a lot of innovation and research & development (R&D) takes place in South…

New science-to-policy Centre of Excellence unveiled

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom launched a multidisciplinary research centre that will focus on four key areas surrounding science and science-based policies for South Africa. These four areas are: science, technology and innovation indicators (collectively known as scientometrics) science and technology policy for development human capacity development for science, technology and innovation scientific communication…