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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…
Published on Mar 11, 2022
Did you know that the humble sorghum grain is high in dietary fibre, assists in digestion, prevents celiac disease and allergies, is rich in antioxidant phenolic compounds – and yet is the least utili…
Published on Feb 10, 2022
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, will join Belgium’s Minister of Development Cooperation, Ms Meryame Kitir, on a high-level visit to Cape Town, on…
Published on Jan 25, 2022
Dear Fellow South African, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION VITAL FOR OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY As the country strives to recover from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing science and innovation play…
Published on Jan 20, 2022
Africa needs, and is ready for, nothing short of a new public health order, with systems better able to prepare for and respond to the next health threat. Having engaged in outbreak response, research…
Published on Dec 09, 2021
Cape Town, South Africa's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has been boosted with the latest approval by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) of an innovative, locally dev…
Published on Dec 01, 2021
Nearly 700 scientists from across the globe have signed a petition urging the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to allow genetically engineered trees in the forests and products that it certifies. The…
Published on Nov 25, 2021
The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) will host this year’s Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) at its traditional home, with a number of exciting in-person sessions set to take place at the CS…
Published on Oct 26, 2021
A CSIR private-public partnership shows how funding through the national research and development system helped create South Africa’s own, locally developed PCR test kits and reagents to test Covid-19…