In 2004 he DST and the NRF tabled a report titled Shaping The Future of Physics in South Africa.
The understanding of data and disease processes around HIV and TB has been the main focus in the early life of Sacema.
The Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials was established in June 2004.
The Applied Centre for Climate and Earth Systems Science (Access) was officially launched as a centre of excellence in August 2010
The causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is estimated to infect one-third of the world's population.
The vision of the Birds Centre of Excellence is to be the leading international research and postgraduate training institute.
The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology provides the scientific knowledge to reduce the rate and impacts of biological invasions.
The Centre for Tree Health Biotechnology is hosted by the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at the University of Pretoria.
A car bomb has killed at least 28 coast guard officers in Algeria just days after a blast ripped through a crowd waiting for the president. The bombings are being seen as a show of strength by the country's main extremist group, which has gained force after linking up with al-Qaeda. Interior Minister Noureddine Yazid Zerhouni warned terrorists that they have "one choice: turn themselves in or die".