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Satellite images show a decrease in air pollution in South Africa

Many of the emissions reductions due to the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa will reverse when we go back to our normal day-to-day activities that make large contributions to air pollution.

Dimakatso Gumede the Stem Cell reprogramming expert

Dimakatso Gumede is one of a handful of South Africans who can reprogram Stem Cells. She aims to use her skills to find new approaches to eliminate HIV reservoirs in infected persons, among other things.

South African PC innovation

Luyanda Vappie and Motsholane Sebola have developed a small personal computer that requires no physical keyboard, mouse or monitor. Known as Prism, it has 2GHz CPU, 64GB on-board memory, wireless LAN and more.

South Africa wins supercomputing competition

A South African team made up of 6 undergraduate students from the University of Cape Town and the University of the Witwatersrand has won an international supercomputing competition. The competition took place at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany.

Improving safety in South Africa's mines using technology

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) showcased, at the Mandela Mining Precinct in Johannesburg, some of the latest technologies that could help with keeping South Africa's mines safe. One of the technologies demonstrated, known as "Monster", is a robot platform equipped with safety inspection sensors

WEF founder encourages South Africans to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chief Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), has encouraged government, civil society and business to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution. Schwab said this when delivering the keynote address at the 6th Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Emerging Researchers Symposium in Pretoria, South

Connecting Afrika through 5G broadband technologies

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is busy with the development of a 5G testbed. The CSIR says it is doing this to prepare for the advent of 5G technologies and to ensure that Afrika is able to adapt to the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.