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Locals must lead the way to African scientific capacity and solutionsArticle

Africa bears a disproportionately high burden of globally significant diseases. But the continent has lagged in knowledge production to address its health challenges...

Victoria Kasprowicz & Denis Chopera 16 Sep 2020

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The search for an effective HIV vaccine continuesArticle

An HIV vaccine trial that started in 2016 in South Africa was halted in February 2020. The study sponsors made the call after interim results showed that the vaccine, known as HVTN 702, did not prevent HIV...

14 Feb 2020

(L to R): Thierry Zomahoun, president and CEO of AIMS, and founder and chair of NEF, Elsevier CEO, Ron Mobed.
New scientific publication boosts African researchArticle

An open access multi-disciplinary journal to boost the global reach of research from Africa has been launched by the next Einstein Forum...

28 Mar 2018

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African hunger policy silent on climate risksArticle

A deal aimed to double agricultural production and end hunger in Africa has underestimated the impact climate change will have on the continent's food production...

Baraka Rateng 29 Jun 2016

Germany, South Africa work together in science
Germany, South Africa work together in scienceArticle

The German-South African Year of Science is halfway through. The initiative, which runs from April 2012 to April 2013, is aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the areas of science, technology, innovation and research.

20 Nov 2012

Germany, SA initiative to boost local innovationArticle

CAPE TOWN: A research co-operation initiative between Germany and South Africa can help South Africa develop more local innovations, the Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor said on Monday, 16 April 2012.

18 Apr 2012

South Africa invests in scientific capacityArticle

According to Times Live, South Africa wants to draw leading astrophysicists to the continent with the world's most powerful radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), an instrument that would be able to look back to the infancy of the universe.

19 Dec 2011

Stellenbosch University computer scientist wins African award for HIV research
Stellenbosch University computer scientist wins African award for HIV researchArticle

Prof Konrad Scheffler, a Stellenbosch University (SU) computer scientist who uses his expertise in bioinformatics to analyse the evolution of HIV, is one of three researchers who have been honoured with the annual TWAS-AAS-Microsoft Award for Young Computer Scientists working in Africa.

16 Mar 2011

Industry news: First South African black empowerment clinical research on its wayArticle

Joint partners, the South African Government and private enterprise last night announced the launch of the first ever locally owned, black empowered, full service clinical research organisation.

Issued by Leigh Hopewell on behalf of ACRO 3 Aug 2007

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