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.

Plans for new power station 'need rethink'

2013-09-27 10:18

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says government will have to look again at a proposed third mega coal-fired power station, according to a report.

ANC leaders accused of bribery

2013-09-22 12:32

Former ANC councillors in the Tlokwe municipality have accused party leaders of having tried to bribe them with cushy government jobs if they refrained from contesting by-elections.

ANC sends heavies to Tlokwe

2013-09-09 19:28

ANC's top brass have been sent in to do door-to-door campaigns in five Tlokwe wards to help the party's national working committee understand the community's concerns.

ANC NDC overturns Tlokwe expulsion

2013-08-24 20:38

The ANC's national disciplinary committee has overturned the expulsion of its 14 Tlokwe councillors, committee chair Derek Hanekom says.

Zuma repositions himself ahead of 2014

2013-07-09 17:42

With less than a year to go to the 2014 elections, President Jacob Zuma has axed allies and ousted Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

Govt planning to push platinum demand

2013-05-16 18:26

Government is aiming to drive up demand for platinum by developing hydrogen fuel cell technology, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says.

Loyalists not rewarded - Mantashe

2013-01-18 22:40

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says no ANC member has been elected to a position of leadership because of loyalty to President Jacob Zuma.

SA eyes cash for SKA

2012-10-09 13:07

Negotiations with foreign partners to help fund the construction of the world's next generation radio telescope have started, officials say.

Naledi Pandor new home affairs minister

2012-10-03 13:49

Naledi Pandor has been appointed as minister of home affairs and Derek Hanekom will take over as minister of science and technology, the presidency has announced.

Niehaus has not repaid debts

2012-05-03 22:06

Former ANC spokesperson Carl Niehaus says he has not paid back all his debts.

NDC replies to Malema's letter: Hanekom

2012-04-05 20:49

The ANC's national disciplinary committee has replied to a letter from ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's lawyers before the deadline, says chairperson Derek Hanekom.

Malema demands to be heard - report

2012-04-04 22:23

Suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has given the ANC an ultimatum to lift his suspension, and allow him to speak publicly, a report says.

ANC silences Julius Malema

2012-04-04 12:53

Embattled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's suspension from the ANC means he will not be allowed to address any meeting of the ANC, the ANCYL or make any public statements on any matter pertaining to the ANC.

Hanekom: Govt to blame for land problem

2012-03-08 09:02

The government was to blame for the perceived failure of the willing buyer, willing seller land reform policy, deputy Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says.

Cops watch Malema's hometown

2012-03-01 13:11

Police are remaining alert in ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's hometown of Seshego, in Limpopo, on Thursday following overnight clashes between his supporters and detractors.

Julius Malema showed no remorse - ANC

2012-03-01 07:28

The ANC's national disciplinary committee says it expelled "repeat offender" Julius Malema because he was unrepentant and was not prepared to be disciplined by the ANC.


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.

SA coal power plant needs a re-think, says Hanekom

2013-09-27 09:40

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom said government would have to rethink its plans for a third mega coal-fired power station, Beeld has reported.

Hanekom praises new CSIR laser

2013-09-17 23:18

The development of the world’s first digital laser in South Africa presents limitless opportunities, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says

ANC NW accepts NDC decision

2013-08-24 22:45

The African National Congress in the North West has accepted the the party's national disciplinary committee decision to overturn the expulsion of its 14 Tlokwe councillors.

Tech innovation to drive Cape Town's growth

2013-08-23 07:42

A local think tank is introducing a number of projects to put Cape Town on the road to becoming an innovation hub in Africa.

Hanekom highlights beneficiation

2013-05-16 22:00

Government is aiming to drive up demand for platinum by developing hydrogen fuel cell technology, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says.

'Forces of Change' voted out

2012-12-20 21:18

The so-called "Forces of Change" that had resisted ANC President Jacob Zuma's re-election were voted out of the party's national executive committee.

Derek Hanekom appointment welcomed

2012-10-03 20:34

Newly-appointed Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom will continue to steer South Africa towards a knowledge economy.

Hanekom wants Ramaphosa as president

2012-05-20 16:18

Deputy minister of science and technology Derek Hanekom has asked businessman Cyril Ramaphosa to run for president, City Press reports.

Julius Malema's political timeline

2012-04-24 23:22

Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema joined the ANC at age 14 in 1990 and took the helm of the youth movement in 2008.

NDCA can lift Malema suspension: Hanekom

2012-04-05 14:55

If ANC Youth League president Julius Malema wants his latest suspension lifted, he will have to approach the ANC's appeals committee, says national disciplinary committee chairperson Derek Hanekom.

No-one bigger than organisation - ANC

2012-04-04 20:31

Welcoming Julius Malema's suspension, the ANC says no member is bigger than the organisation's constitution.

ANC suspends Julius Malema - again

2012-04-04 11:40

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's ANC membership has been suspended with immediate effect after he called President Jacob Zuma a dictator, the ANC says.

Malema 'groomed to be stray bullet'

2012-03-01 22:36

Expelled ANC member Julius Malema was groomed by President Jacob Zuma and his deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe, to "behave like a stray bullet", Cope's youth movement says.

ANCYL spin doctors remain mum

2012-03-01 09:00

The ANC Youth League's spin doctors have remained mum about the expulsion of their leader and the suspension of their spokesperson.

Floyd Shivambu suspended for 3 years

2012-03-01 07:27

ANC Youth league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu has been suspended from the ANC and ANC Youth League for three years, the party says.

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