SKA has key role in continent’s science and technology strategy

South African Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has highlighted the importance of the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (Stisa) and the key role of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope programme within the strategy. She was addressing the second meeting of SKA African partner countries held in Pretoria recently. Go … Read more

Innovating for the developing world: meeting the affordability challenge.

Related Articles Innovating for the developing world: meeting the affordability challenge. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Oct;203(4):835-7 Authors: Harvey HB, Ahn R, Price DD, Burke TF Abstract OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound technologies have gained increasing prominence and accessibility in the developing world as manufacturers focus on this region as an emerging market. More extensive ultrasound use holds … Read more

Using Global Insights to Drive Local Innovation

“Innovation” has become yet another buzz-word, used overwhelmingly by organizations to distinguish themselves from competitors. This article explores one strategy that local champions can use to be more innovative in their local markets: scan the globe for trends and insights and generate insights and ideas that can be adapted to drive innovation at the local … Read more

Science and Technology Minister creates new Centres of Excellence

The Department of Science and Technology reported on Tuesday that Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom had authorised the creation of five new Centres of Excellence (CoEs). The purpose of CoEs is to drive joint interdisciplinary research between research institutions and to develop high level skills in “priority research areas”. “The new CoEs will contribute … Read more

Africa: Pros and Cons of High-Tech TB Testing

[IRIN]London -A new, sophisticated diagnostic test for tuberculosis now being rolled out promises to be faster and more accurate than the old methods and much easier to use. But the first trials of the GeneXpert MTB/RIF Assay test in real-life situations have proved that while all this is true, it did not make any significant … Read more