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Displaying items by tag: Department of Science and Technology

Monday, 27 April 2020 21:18

Study reveals COVID-19 perceptions in SA

While many South Africans know a great deal about COVID-19, the majority still believe they are at low risk of contracting the disease.

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South African students from different universities are set to represent the country at the International Student Cluster Competition hosted at the 2018 International Supercomputing Conference in Germany.

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Friday, 21 October 2016 15:47

Youth-led solutions for SA energy challenges

An innovative device by a young woman from the Eastern Cape is proving to be a winner in the country’s efforts to save energy.

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President Jacob Zuma has established a ministerial task team to assist the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, to normalise the situation at higher education institutions across South Africa.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:27

Over 4 700 new artisans for SA

As part of the skills needed to grow the economy, 4749 new artisans have been certificated by the National Artisan Moderation Body in the first quarter, government said on Tuesday.

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The development of a simplified, streamlined process for accessing the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive by companies is one of the key recommendations of the government-industry task team.

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Friday, 03 June 2016 15:07

Black graduates excel in doctoral degrees

The number of science, engineering and technology (SET) doctoral degrees awarded to black graduates in South Africa is slightly overtaking the number awarded to white graduates.

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 17:24

Government goes all out for Fort Hare 100

Government is to go all out to mark the centenary celebrations of the University of Fort Hare this coming Friday, with high-level speeches expected from leaders such as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and President Jacob Zuma. 

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Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the department will increase its efforts to use science, technology and innovation to support youth entrepreneurs in skills and enterprise development.

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Monday, 24 August 2015 12:27

790 artisans receive training in KZN

A total of 790 artisans in various fields are receiving training in KwaZulu-Natal as part of the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) Secretariat programme.

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