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Secure water future for South Africa through an innovative sanitation market

We have to change our mindset for a sustainable future

Monitoring the impact of the weather on Northern Cape tourism

Some tourist sites like Namaqualand are weather-dependent; increasing the number of tourists is vital

Building a new generation of local data scientists

Projects include monitoring the effects of climate change on South Africa's coastline

Harvesting the benefits of data

Data is becoming increasingly valuable - and the ability to read it timeously

Access to clean, safe water for all is possible

Consumption of unsafe water contributes to a downward spiral of health and poverty

Ancient DNA research makes important addition to our understanding of human history

Modern humans have been around a lot longer than was previously thought

Students in DSIDE programme come up with innovative solutions

An early warning system could help lower fatalities in SA mines

Protecting and preserving indigenous knowledge

The benefits of cumulative innovation associated with indigenous knowledge must accrue to its holders

Research, development and innovation remain important in the mining sector

South Africa's mineral wealth must translate into wealth for all

MPs to get science classes

Political buy-in is vital to science and research, particularly in a constrained economic environment.

Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul

To stimulate innovation in the agriculture sector, education and training is in dire need of substantial reform.

Fracking in Karoo gets a R108m injection

The department of science and technology saw its budget increase steadily since its formation in 2002.

SA falls way short of its R&D goals

The country is spending substantially less in the research and development sector than other emerging economies.

SA fails to reach research and development goals

Only 0.76% of GDP, R24-billion, was spent on the sector in the 2012-2013 financial year, substantially less than in other emerging countries.

Overberg Test Range could team with Nasa for big renewal

Government is looking into reviving the launch facilities at the Overberg Test Range for a possible collaboration with Nasa.

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Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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