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Published on Sep 21, 2021
Contaminated water flowing from abandoned mines is one of the most significant contributors to water pollution. Acid mine drainage (AMD) can have severe impacts on aquatic resources, can stunt terrest…
Published on Sep 17, 2021
This week the City's Enterprise and Investment Department Mayoral Committee Member James Vos joined the City’s Special Business Partner, GreenCape, on site visits to several green manufacturing compan…
Published on Sep 15, 2021
A woman's shift to a plant-based diet and her discovery that she was lactose intolerant have now produced a cheese using plant-based casein from genetically engineered soybeans. Read more here: https…
Published on Sep 09, 2021
The Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has announced that it will provide potential partners with free licenses to work on its patented CRISPR technology to help eliminate hunger around the wo…
Published on Sep 07, 2021
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is living up to one of its objectives of becoming a leader in conducting scientific and technological research projects that are geared to ass…
Published on Sep 01, 2021
In a breakthrough scientific research project, Professor Adebola Oyedeji and her team of students, found a way of repurposing citrus waste to safeguard maize, an African staple food. Prof Oyedeji from…
Published on Aug 24, 2021
Rooibos could be just the cup of tea to get people through the Covid-19 pandemic. Biotechnologists at Cape Peninsula University of Technology say many of the SA red tea's health-promoting qualities c…
Published on Aug 06, 2021
Stellenbosch University paving the way for becoming a smart sustainable campus reducing the University's carbon footprint to zero and ensuring that 50% of all electricity used comes from renewable…
Published on Aug 02, 2021
National Science Week (NSW) is an annual celebration of science, engineering and technology, attracting thousands of learners and members of the public to workshops, science shows and lectures, which…
Published on Jul 21, 2021
Cape Town based, specialist biotech company, Biovac, has been appointed to manufacture the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for distribution within the African Union, making it the first company in Af…
Published on Jul 21, 2021
Wits Pharmacy graduates, were awarded seed funding for their automated, antimicrobial pill-dispensing innovation, Ra-Pill. Ra-Pill is an automated, digital small-scale, countertop, tablet and capsule…
Published on Jul 16, 2021
The Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the first draft of a new global biodiversity framework, to guide actions worldwide through 2030, to preserve and protect…
Published on Jul 09, 2021
A South African biotech company that manufactures disinfectants with 99.987% efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) has received approval from European Union (EU). Biodx is the first SA biotech firm…
Published on Jul 07, 2021
Ravello, July 6, 2021 At the conclusion of the 25th International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research Conference, the ICABR Board of Directors states the following: At the 25th Congress of th…
Published on Jul 05, 2021
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority on Saturday approved Sinovac for use in South Africa, subject to certain conditions, including that Sinovac has to submit results of clinical stu…
Published on Jun 23, 2021
The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), in partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Stellenbosch University (SU), have launched a Centre of Excellence…