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Published on Jul 28, 2022
This year, the National Science Week will be a hybrid event and the launch will also be streamed live. The theme recognises the United Nations’ international observance and will incorporate activities…
Published on Jul 26, 2022
The National Research Foundation (NRF) and energy and chemicals multinational Sasol will launch a competitive call for two jointly-funded South African research chairs in power system modelling and gr…
Published on Jul 18, 2022
The severe ecological and socio-economic impact of invasive alien plants in South Africa has led to extensive research and mitigation strategies in the field of biological invasions. What is lacking,…
Published on Jul 14, 2022
Mike Wingfield, a professor at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), is the recipient of the annual Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award. His winni…
Published on Jun 20, 2022
Entries to the 2022 Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation Competition have officially opened, with a total of R3 million in seed funding up for grabs for aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs…
Published on Jun 06, 2022
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has lauded the role that science, technology and innovation are playing in response to the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal (…
Published on May 31, 2022
The potential economic impact of the polyphagous shot hole borer in South Africa amounts to a whopping $18.45 billion over the next ten years, and municipalities will have to bear the brunt of this co…
Published on May 27, 2022
BizCommunity interviewed the Managing Director of Afrigen, Petro Terblanche, a South African biotechnology startup working with the WHO to develop its own mRNA vaccines - that will stand its ground no…
Published on May 13, 2022
The Department of Science and Innovation’s (DSI) Bio-Economy Strategy aims to drive South Africa’s bio-economy through the exploitation of the country’s diverse natural resources such as animals, plan…
Published on May 12, 2022
Home  AgriSETA AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet an animal scientist  By Staff Reporter Thabiso Pauly Maenetje (27) is the founder and chief executive officer at Agripol Group.   Thabiso Pauly Mae…
Published on Apr 22, 2022
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande hails the contribution of the Department of Science and Innovation as one of the cornerstones towards South Africa’s economi…
Published on Apr 19, 2022
The TIA Health Unit aims to accelerate innovation technology development and commercialisation of health products and services in South Africa to increase access to healthcare, reduce healthcare costs…
Published on Apr 04, 2022
Mogale Meat, a South-African cellular food-tech company, and their team showcased Africa’s first cultivated chicken on March 30th, 2022. This action not only represents a first for Africa, but also th…
Published on Mar 22, 2022
South African company Mzansi Meat is set to showcase what it claims is Africa’s first cultivated meat burger. The product will be revealed at a bespoke event in Cape Town next month. To produce Mzans…
Published on Mar 17, 2022
Cannabis has been touted as the next big money-spinner in agriculture, with many farmers looking for a way to cash in on this market. Producing medical cannabis, however, presents a number of hurdles,…
Published on Mar 14, 2022
The Grain SA Research and Policy Centre team manages and coordinates research efforts in a consortium-based approach. The three main research consortia are Crop Improvement, Plant Health and Climate R…