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11 Jul 2020 | South Africa needs to re-think science, technology and innovation policy

How can policy enable STI to respond rapidly and effectively to emergencies like COVID-19, against a backdrop of enduring poverty and inequality and a...

10 Jul 2020 | IED-HSC Team Leading FAO Rapid Assessment of Covid-19 impacts on Agro-food System in South Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO) is implementing a largescale programme for effective food and nutrition security interventions i...

8 Jul 2020 | State of innovation in South Africa report released

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) today released the results of the South African Business Innovation Survey, 2014-2016. Produced by the ...

6 Jul 2020 | 100 Days of SA National lockdown | Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller weighs in

On March 23, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a countrywide lockdown would come into effect on March 26. The lockdown was the government's int...

3 Jul 2020 | Could the debate over SA's alcohol sales ban have a subtext you're missing?

Urgent application seeks to force government to provide meals to millions of pupils during lockdownEE cites research including a Human Sciences Resear...

3 Jul 2020 | NCOP approves Cybercrimes Bill, two amendment bills

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Cybercrimes Bill, Civil Union Amendment Bill and the Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bil...

1 Jul 2020 | University of Johannesburg and IED Teams Explore Innovation Toolbox Construction

Lead researchers at the Centre for Local Economic Development (CENLED) at the University of Johannesburg recently asked the team working on the Socioe...

29 Jun 2020 | Black women 'fighting battles on two fronts'

Black women in SA are not only disadvantaged because of the colour of their skin, but also due to their gender.During a virtual community dialogue hos...

29 Jun 2020 | Dr Steyn-Kotze's interview on Iona.fm -Thinking point - '65 years of the Freedom Charter

Listening to what the stalwarts said, what has happened to the declarations made in the Freedom Charter by those who were in attendance and making the...

29 Jun 2020 | How to keep children learning at home without material resources

Andrea Juan, Human Sciences Research CouncilMost of South Africa’s children have already lost three months of formal education due to the COVID-...