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Published on May 08, 2024
A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper mill operations into ethanol using a specialised fermentation process. Ethanol is a versatile startin…
Published on Feb 20, 2024
The Cheeba Cannabis Academy has unveiled an innovative scholarship initiative in collaboration with the German cannabis accessories brand GIZEH. This newly introduced scholarship programme offers thre…
Published on Dec 11, 2023
Stellenbosch University (SU) spinout company Urobo Biotech has established itself as global research leader by presenting at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climat…
Published on Jul 24, 2023
Despite an abundance of indigenous vegetables and fruits in Southern Africa, people in the region continue to suffer from food insecurity. It appears that they do not value these foods and their poten…
Published on Jul 13, 2023
By joining hands with farmers and exposing them to all the possibilities of the biotech crop cultivation world, CropLife SA has a lot to be proud of in light of increased yields and thriving livelihoo…
Published on Apr 18, 2023
A leading-edge biomedical research facility, the Biomedical Research Institute, was officially launched this week at the Stellenbosch University. 
Published on Feb 21, 2023
Cultivated meat – meat products grown from cells in a laboratory – might sound like science fiction, but it’s fast becoming a reality. Although it’s unlikely that we’ll see lab-grown meat cuts on our…
Published on Feb 01, 2023
The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the Innovative Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa (IPASA) have entered into a collaborati…
Published on Feb 01, 2023
The Cape Innovation and Technology (CiTi), recognised along with its Bandwidth Barn as Africa’s oldest tech incubator, has rebranded to UVU Africa to mark its new pan-African approach. Established in…
Published on Jan 05, 2023
The African continent offers tremendous opportunities for growing innovative startups. According to a report by Ernst & Young, the African continent is experiencing a start-up boom, startups recei…
Published on Nov 14, 2022
Research into Rooibos’s health benefits has prompted the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) to donate a staggering R4.8-million. In line with its core mandate of supporting research the South…
Published on Nov 11, 2022
South Africa will be hosting this year's World Science Forum 2022, a leading global event aimed at science policy today. The theme is #ScienceforSocialJustice and will be hosted at the Cape Town Inte…
Published on Oct 13, 2022
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Published on Oct 12, 2022
The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) on October 11 launched the National Biosecurity Hub, at the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Future Africa campus, to support the prevention and reduction…
Published on Sep 23, 2022
The South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED) and its board members initiated and hosted a successful event that sought to draw attention to the inclusion and rise of women in the…
Published on Aug 29, 2022
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, says that support from the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) to small-scale farmers in the cotton industry will lo…