Tourism minister escapes dramatic hijacking

2015-02-26 11:23

Gauteng police are on the trail of three hijackers who fired shots during an attempt to hijack Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom outside his Johannesburg home.

Bill Nye explains evolution - with emojis

2014-12-15 14:00

Science educator Bill Nye in an online YouTube video has taken to the internet to teach evolution - with emojis.

Chinese tourists killed in North West crash

2014-10-03 19:31

Three Chinese tourists have been killed and 15 injured in a road accident in Brits, North West.

Business tourism pivotal driver for SA economy

2014-08-18 11:44

The SA government recognises the impact the business events industry continues to have on the economy, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

New visa rules will choke SA tourism - DA

2014-06-23 16:24

The DA has warned that new visa requirements will have a devastating impact on the country's tourism sector, which employs almost 600 000 people.

SKA puts Africa on the map - Hanekom

2014-03-26 22:06

The Square Kilometre Array radio telescope will put South Africa and the continent on the map in a different way, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says.

Rural communities embrace big science - and God

2014-01-22 08:30

Poor and generally conservative communities are accepting of cutting edge science projects that may contradict their beliefs, the science and technology minister has said.

Zuma scores an F on DA, ID report card

2014-01-15 14:52

President Jacob Zuma has scored another F on the 2013 Cabinet report card released by the DA and ID. Many of his Cabinet also received very low scores.

SA to manage IP carefully for SKA project

2013-11-14 07:25

Intellectual Property rights will have to be carefully managed in order to ensure that scientists and engineers working on the SKA (Square Kilometre Array) can collaborate effectively, a government minister has said.

Zuma arrives in Namibia

2013-11-06 22:06

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Namibia for a state visit, the presidency says.


Signal loss at State of the Nation 'a glitch'

2015-02-15 14:30

Cabinet ministers have termed the loss of cellphone signal in the National Assembly during the opening of Parliament a "technical glitch", and say the violence that marred the event would not dissuade foreign investors or tourists from coming to South Africa.

Ebola not hurting SA tourism - ministry

2014-10-31 07:05

There is no empirical evidence of a drop in tourist arrivals to the country because of fear of the Ebola virus, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

Hanekom: SA must rethink travel

2014-09-18 20:09

Innovation at the intersection of technology, travel and tourism will require SA to constantly rethink travel, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

SA tourism 'must be realistic about growth'

2014-08-08 11:58

The SA tourism industry must be realistic about its growth expectations, according to Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Technology Innovation Agency bosses fired

2014-04-01 19:28

The chief executive officer and chief financial officer of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) have been dismissed, the science and technology ministry says.

Hanekom welcomes UK SKA donation

2014-03-11 20:48

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom has welcomed a UK contribution of R1.7bn to the Square Kilometre Array project.

SA to punt NDP to global leaders at Davos

2014-01-19 21:00

South Africa is planning to highlight the National Development Plan when seven ministers attend the World Economic Forum held in Davos, says the National Treasury.

SA matric results hide 'problems'

2014-01-09 10:02

Despite the increase in the pass rate for South African matrics, the results hide a disturbing revelation when the subject data is analysed.

Open source vital for SKA, says Derek Hanekom

2013-11-11 10:35

Open source software is critical to the rollout of massive science projects as it allows for collaboration with the minimal of conflict over intellectual property rights, a government department has said.

Hanekom spells out SKA benefits

2013-10-28 14:56

The first phase of the SKA telescope in the Karoo could see an inflow of R18bn, says Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom.

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