Science and technology

South African school science project takes on maize toxins

An award-winning science research project by two Cape Town matric pupils is hoping to fast- track the eradication of toxins in maize crops that can cause growth stunting in children and cancers, and potentially save thousands of lives.

eradicating maize toxins  Yolanda Nkala, maize, agriculture, science, Mycotoxin, Kholiswa Ntshinga

New electric car to hit South African market

South African-born entrepreneur and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has revealed the latest model of the electric car from his company, Tesla. He tweeted that it would also be available in South Africa. The Model 3 can travel up to 346 kilometres on a single charge.


South Africa's first hydrogen fuel cell forklift

South Africa has revealed a prototype hydrogen fuel cell forklift. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says it is a chance for the country to make a leap in the fuel cell market with collaboration between the public and private sectors.


New planetarium opens in South Africa

A new planetarium has been opened at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Joburg, part of an agreement between the Department of Basic Education and China. At the opening, the minister also gave an update on the progress of teaching Mandarin in South African schools.

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