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Minds for mining at new Mandela Mining Precinct

The budget for mining R&D has increased dramatically

Using knowledge for advanced economic efficiencies

The DST is fueling innovation through investment in research and development

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

National Institute for Theoretical Physics

In 2004 he DST and the NRF tabled a report titled Shaping The Future of Physics in South Africa.

Knowing epidemics helps prevent them

The understanding of data and disease processes around HIV and TB has been the main focus in the early life of Sacema.

Strength comes from research

The Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials was established in June 2004.

Earthy knowledge

The Applied Centre for Climate and Earth Systems Science (Access) was officially launched as a centre of excellence in August 2010

Biomedical TB Research

The causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is estimated to infect one-third of the world's population.

A little birdie told me

The vision of the Birds Centre of Excellence is to be the leading international research and postgraduate training institute.

Stopping invaders from taking over

The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology provides the scientific knowledge to reduce the rate and impacts of biological invasions.

Seeing the wood for the trees

The Centre for Tree Health Biotechnology is hosted by the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at the University of Pretoria.

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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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'

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