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Science and technology: The key to addressing youth unemployment

Cyril Ramaphosa and Naledi Pandor have a particularly pro-intellectual stance, pushing science and technology as a way to drive economic growth.

Germany backs out from SKA

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor is pleased Germany's withdrawal is not due to lack of confidence in the Square Kilometre Array project.

NFP leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi appointed to Cabinet

NFP leader Zanele ka Magwaza-Msibi has accepted her appointment as the new deputy minister of science and technology.

TIA chair seeks Hawks probe into Ramphele’s trust

A trust founded by Agang SA head Mamphela Ramphele is at the centre of an investigation into corruption at the Technology Innovation Agency.

Amendment Bill set to curtail powers of sci-tech committee

The Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill will preserve the separation of powers between the government and Parliament, says Derek Hanekom.

Sci-tech summit moves towards co-ordinating research in SA

Speakers at the country's first ever science and technology summit say co-ordinated science research is vital to address poverty in South Africa.

Indigenous knowledge theft still a concern

Indigenous knowledge, such as the Khoikhoi's use of hoodia as an appetite suppressant, have a history of being appropriated by large corporations.

Politics is not rocket science but it helps if you know a little

Derek Hanekom has taken over the department of science and technology after eight years as its deputy. The M&G sat down with him for a cappuccino.

SKA funding hangover looms

A major partner in the SKA project has already pulled out and the costs of the project are set to balloon. Lisa Steyn reports.

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PPS Webinar 4: Asset Protection in Times of Uncertainty

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International Partnerships are key for Africa during Covid-19

Perhaps this pandemic is the jolt that we needed to strengthen intra-country collaboration and revive international friendships

Auditor-General of South Africa seeks request for information

Suitably qualified and experienced vendors are sought to supply tools to assist in the support of financial statement audits

Former bursary student hits a six and lands top job at WPCA

Thuthuka Bursary recipient Tennyson Botes decided to make a difference in his community — and he's doing exactly that

SANRAL to professionalise its finance division with world-class professional accounting designations

'It is about how I can get my staff to acquire more skills and sharpen those skills that they already have,' says SANRAL CFO Inge Mulder

Empowering his people to unleash their potential

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