Science and technology

Researcher honoured for drought forecasting tool

The head of ICT at the Central University of Technology in the Free State has developed a tool to predict drought, as accurately as 98%. For her work, Dr Muthoni Masinde walked away with a top prize at the annual Women in Science Awards.

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South African win at Google Science Fair

A young South Africa has walked away with the Google Science Fair Community Impact Award in the Africa/Middle East region, and has made it to the final leg of the competition. Her winning entry is an economically friendly and sustainable solution to drought.


SKA South Africa unveils 'First Light' image from outer space

The Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project this weekend unveiled the first cosmic image captured by the first phase of MeerKAT receptors to Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, who led a party of dignitaries to the remote Northern Cape site.


Africa's fastest computer revealed

Appropriately named Lengau, Setswana for "cheetah", the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has unveiled a new super computer in Cape Town. As the fastest computer in Africa it brings many advantages for scientists, their research, and economic growth.

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