Why South Africa is finding it difficult to wean itself off coal

South Africa has made domestic and international commitments to climate change mitigation. But the country continues to depend on coal-fired power plants, which provide 92% of its electricity. A key challenge for the country in dealing with electricity shortages is that the bulk of power comes from coal, which is harmful for the environment and…

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…