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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 ...

8 Jul 2020 | New science, tech policy book focuses on transformative policy making

A new book authored by a host of international scientists and policy advisers sets out the theories, approaches and lessons for how science, technolog...

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...

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-...

24 Jun 2020 | ENHANCING GLOBAL COOPERATION TO COMBAT COVID 19 AND BUILDING A COMMUNITY WITH A SHARED FUTURE FOR MANKIND

By: Li Mengdi, International Cooperation Department, Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies, China International Publishing Group, and Dr Fun...

11 Jun 2020 | Vaccine manufacturing will test Africa's willingness to collaborate

Africa's adversities highlight the importance of biomedical science - and in particular, the ability to develop and manufacture vaccines - for Africa&...

9 Jun 2020 | Fita brings in its own medical experts to challenge ban on cigarette sales

The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) has attached two reports from medical professionals showing that banning the sale of tobacco pro...