Science Today 2017 candidates announced

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the Science Today 2017 candidates are:   Amsha Viraragavan University of Zululand Blair Cowie Wits University Charity Tseka University of Pretoria Clarissa van der Loo University of Johannesburg Diego Castillo University of Pretoria Fortunate Mafeta Phaka North West University Godfrey Moshe Mosotho North West University Goitsemodimo Moswetsi Cape Peninsula University of Technology Ingrid Minnaar Stellenbosch University Itani Victor Mutavhatsindi University

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Pandor announces 2017 science budget, SKA ambitions still on track

Sarah Wild South Africa would dedicate R128,7-million to international co-operation and relations to secure partnerships in the international domain and create research opportunities for its researchers, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor told a media briefing in Cape Town on 16 May 2017. A major reason for this was to make up for government funding shortfalls and currency volatility. The

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The top 10 things you need to know about SA’s R&D survey

The National Survey of Research and Experimental Development is a delicious smorgasbord of numbers, a snapshot of South Africa’s National System of Innovation. For those who don’t have the time to read the report (or have an aversion to deciphering the numbers), here are the highlights: 1. In 2014-15, South Africa spent R29.345-billion on research and development (R&D). That’s up

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2017’s science budget goes up, but the money buys less

Analysis On paper, South Africa’s science and technology budget continues to edge up. On Wednesday, finance minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his national budget to Parliament, sharing out the country’s R1.56-trillion. The department of science and technology’s budget’s looks set to continue to increase: From R7,44-billion in 2015-16, and R7,43-billion in 2016-17,  it will be hitting R7,56-billion in 2017-18. Going further,

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SA’s Pandor wins major science diplomacy award

Science and technology minister Naledi Pandor was this weekend awarded one of science’s most prestigious global diplomacy prizes. The award, presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to furthering science diplomacy. Pandor, speaking after the awards ceremony in Boston in the United States on Saturday, said that

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