Science and technology

South Africa supports another Nasa satellite launch

South Africa successfully assisted with the launch of Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite on 2 July - the latest in a number of such launches the country has been involved in - the SA National Space Agency revealed on Thursday.

Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory

Africa's first accelerator mass spectrometry lab unveiled

Africa's first accelerator mass spectrometry laboratory was unveiled at the University of Johannesburg on Monday, boosting South Africa's efforts to grow the continent's next generation of innovators, researchers and technicians.

South African scientist leads triple black hole discovery

Cape Town astronomer Roger Deane and a team of South African-funded researchers have discovered a trio of closely orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy more than 4-billion light years away - confirmation of the country's fast-growing expertise in the field of radio astronomy.

Pfizer, South African university in research partnership

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is set to partner with South Africa's North-West University in preclinical research, a key field in the development of new drugs, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the company and the university this week.

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