Scientific team advises government on environment aspects of COVID-19

Speculation is rife that the coming Southern Hemisphere winter may increase the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic in South Africa, a team of the...

UYilo programme boasts country’s first electric car, as well as 20-seater electric truck

NELSON Mandela Metropolitan University is forging ahead in electric vehicle technology in South Africa. As part of their uYilo e-Mobility Programme, the university has...

Helen Rees: The prof leading SA’s Covid-19 vaccine trial

If one were to list all the titles and positions held by Prof Helen Rees, who is leading the SA part of a global...

What is COVID-19

Corona viruses are large groups of viruses that are common amongst animals, those viruses can make people sick, usually with a mild to moderate...

Maafrika Borwa a khothalelitse ho itokisetsa phello ea phetoho ea maemo a leholimo

MaAforika Borwa a khothalelitsoe ho itšireletsa khahlanong le litlamorao tsa phetoho ea maemo a leholimo. Sena se tla ka mora lithemparetjha tse phahameng tseo...

South Africans urged to prepare for impact of climate change

South Africans have been urged to protect themselves against the effects of climate change. This comes in the wake of the high temperatures that...

MeerKAT telescope finds giant bubbles emerging from the Milky Way

Scientists are celebrating their first major discovery with SA’s powerful MeerKAT radio telescope, announcing on Wednesday that they have spotted a pair of giant...

Transplanted brain stem cells survive without anti-rejection drugs in mice

By exploiting a feature of the immune system, researchers open the door for stem cell transplants to repair the brain. In experiments in mice, researchers...

MINISTER NZIMANDE WELCOMES THE SIGNING INTO LAW OF THE INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS BILL

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, has welcomed the signing into law of the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management...

Scientists have made wearable tech that monitors your health

Scientists at Stanford University have invented an innovative wearable device that monitors movement, heart rate, and breathing without using any wires, batteries, or circuits....

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Faster, local COVID-19 test kits could be ready by year-end

Recently, the CSIR announced that they can make enough enzyme for one billion chemical reactions that can be applied in COVID-19 testing, and researchers...

BrainWaves Development and Capitec Bank Launch Tutoring Sessions

June 24, 2020 was the launch for Tutoring Sessions for the learners in Mamelodi. This is one of the projects Brain Waves Development does...

Young CSIR researcher rolls up her sleeves to fight the spread of COVID-19

A senior researcher from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is among the many dedicated young South African scientists who have rolled...