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Government’s Covid-19 science mask is slipping

The government’s professed reliance on science to justify its response to the pandemic reveals both its overconfidence and its insecurities about getting citizens to cooperate

Inclusivity through innovation

Special Annual Theme Award: Materials for inclusive economic development

Why we need more women to work in water research

Investing more in women in science — particularly in the water and sanitation sectors — is imperative if we are to meet the sustainable development goals by 2030

African governments must invest in science for future growth

Allocating adequate funding to scientific research, development and innovation can have a positive effect on sustainable development

Build bond between science and society

New ideas and technologies can provide solutions but in unethical hands they can be dangerous

Tech makes new demands on teachers

The world is changing fundamentally, which means education must evolve in turn in order to remain relevant

For tech to be funded, it must improve lives

Whether it was in the use of satellites to monitor the continent’s resources or precision medicine, we need technology to accelerate development.

​Promoting science for youth ‘a smart choice’

The annual Science Forum is the government’s showcase of continental science and technology.

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.

​Integrate science, don’t segregate it

Incorporating the best of   Western and indigenous knowledge is a better approach for universities.

​Afrocentric science can be liberatory

History explains why students’ calls for decolonised education should be heeded.

Women in tech talk about marginalisation and how to shatter glass ceilings

They believe they’re not taken seriously so a Cape Town conference was held to explore solutions.

Jazz and cocktails send SA scientists into Orbit

Presenting science in a more relaxed and informal environment than the usual academic setting.

IBM research lab to work with the cool kids

Braamfontein will soon be home to not only artists and hipsters, but tech-savvy researchers attracted to innovation and rejuvenation of the city.

Government plays matchmaker between innovators and business

Government is trying to close the gap between innovation and businesses, with the introduction of the "innovation bridge".

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