Businessman and scientist Xolani Mkhwanazi has died

2020-01-06 10:44

Mkhwanazi was appointed last year to assist with the turnaround of the embattled EOH, and also served on the board of the PIC and South32.

WATCH: Scientists want to clone a 42 000-year-old extinct foal

2019-05-12 13:36

Researchers found the body of a 42 000-year-old foal frozen in the Siberian permafrost. Now they are planning to bring its species back to life.

The person responsible for the first photo of the black hole is a woman and her name is Katie Bouman

2019-04-11 13:45

It's great news when a discovery or progress is made in any field and it's always important to acknowledge the person behind all the hard work.

UNVEILED: See the first-ever image of a black hole and its fiery halo

2019-04-10 15:18

Scientists have managed to capture the first-ever image of a black hole by correlating data from a global network of radio telescopes.

UCT has started a girls' club to attract more women to the well paying IT field

2018-11-29 17:47

And maybe you should consider 'it' too.

Unions will have say on rise of the machines, minister vows

2018-09-10 14:06

Minister of Science and Technology Mmamaloko Kubayi-Ngubane has said traditional jobs are already being lost due to automation and traditional commerce disruptions with the rise of electronic commerce and services.

South Africa will be contributing equipment to the largest science experiment on Earth. This is what they hope to find.

2018-07-05 05:46

Components from SA institutions are due to help scientists understand how particles behave inside matter at a temperature of 5.5-trillion degrees Celcius

WATCH: CPUT unveils new nanosatellite to be launched into space

A new nanosatellite, developed by Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the French South African Institute of Technology will soon be launched into space. Watch.

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Why maths (and social skills) matter

2018-02-06 10:51

Considering the threat of automation, is job security more guaranteed for those in scientific and technological jobs compared to those in fields that require more advanced interpersonal skills?

Tech solution for learners without data access

2017-04-11 15:33

Mastering grade 8 and 9 maths, science or accounting is now as easy as scan, watch and learn – without data or an internet connection.


Kids like 'anything that sounds amazing and wow' - author of science and maths books for toddlers

2019-08-07 12:07

University of Pretoria nuclear physicist Dr Thabsile Thabethe has self-published a series of children's books that are creating excitement among parents whose knowledge of maths and science is a bit fuzzy.

Phoebe Mgxaji flew the South African flag high in the Beijing Science Competition

2019-05-10 09:53

Local teen Phoebe Mgxaji (16) made South Africa proud at one of the largest science competitions in the world.

7 takeouts on the #EHTBlackHole and its fiery halo: 'Looking at the gates of hell ... the point of no return'

2019-04-10 18:59

Astronomers have finally unveiled the first photo of a black hole. Here are some interesting points.

SA telescope confirms new evidence of white dwarf cannibalising companion star

2018-12-04 11:28

Work by researchers operating the Southern African Large Telescope in the Northern Cape has confirmed that a white dwarf star is cannibalising its companion star.

Department seeks to double spend on science, technology and innovation

2018-09-12 09:45

The commitment to double government spending on research and development would mean that spending could increase to more than R64bn by 2028.

Science and Technology Minister slams engineering body CEO's comments on women

2018-08-07 16:46

Science and Technology Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has joined in criticism of a column written by the SA Institution of Civil Engineering's CEO, in which he questioned the place of women in engineering.


2018-05-17 15:00

WE ALL agree that electronics is fascinating.

Africa's epic DNA story

2018-02-18 06:01

While Africa holds the most diverse gene pool in the world, scientists have not figured out the order of the DNA sequence of African populations.

Young scientists develop system to reduce SA mine fatalities

2018-02-03 08:59

A group of young data science students have developed a system called "Rock Pulse" - an early warning and monitoring system that detects rock stability in mines and reduces the risk of mining accidents.

A home-grown science lab in a box

2017-04-05 12:25

As a social entrepreneur with a passion for education, Bathabile Mpofu has come up with a low-cost, high-impact solution for delivering science kits to underserved schools in SA.

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