Department of Science and Technology

 
Monitoring the impact of the weather on Northern Cape tourism
Monitoring the impact of the weather on Northern Cape tourism
The Northern Cape (NC) is the largest province in South Africa, but has the lowest population. It has a colourful history and a wide variety of...
Harvesting the benefits of data
Harvesting the benefits of data
Deadly hurricanes accompanied by devastating floods have wreaked havoc across the world, leaving in their wake a trail of destruction, forcing...
Building a new generation of local data scientists
Building a new generation of local data scientists
South Africa’s data science capacity continues to expand, with more students pursuing this discipline and using data science to help solve the...
Access to clean, safe water for all is possible
Access to clean, safe water for all is possible
As South Africans get to grips with living in a water-scarce environment due to persistent drought conditions, finding alternative water sources...
Ancient DNA research makes important addition to our understanding of human history
Ancient DNA research makes important addition to our understanding of human history
Contrary to the notion that modern humans like us emerged less than 200 000 years ago, a recent study of ancient genomes published in Science by...
Students in DSIDE programme come up with innovative solutions
Students in DSIDE programme come up with innovative solutions
Despite improvements since 1994, South Africa’s mines remain one of the most hazardous working environments in the country, with seismic activity...
Protecting and preserving indigenous knowledge
Protecting and preserving indigenous knowledge
The culturally vibrant Freedom Park formed the backdrop for the Indigenous Knowledge System Documentation Centres (IKSDC) knowledge-sharing forum...
Research, development and innovation remain important in the mining sector
Research, development and innovation remain important in the mining sector
South Africa has shifted from a primary and secondary economy in the mid-20th century to an economy driven primarily by the tertiary sector, which...
MPs to get science classes
MPs to get science classes
South African MPs would be offered a science policy orientation course next year, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor told the closing...
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul
Agriculture delivers more jobs per rand invested than any other
[Video]Square Kilometer Array: The art of science
[Video]Square Kilometer Array: The art of science
The SKA project will allow astronomers to monitor the sky in more detail, and survey the sky thousands of times faster than any system in existence.
Fracking in Karoo gets a R108m injection
Fracking in Karoo gets a R108m injection
The R108-million investment in shale gas research, announced in Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget speech, was "positive" and showed "government...

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