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Nestle, South Africa partner in science

The world's biggest food company, Nestle, is entering into a research partnership with the South African government aimed at promoting the scientific development of the country and the continent as a whole.

South Africa maps its freshwater priority areas

Protection of South Africa's renowned freshwater biodiversity has received a boost with the release of groundbreaking scientific data and supporting geo-informatics maps which identify priority areas for conservation.
New solutions for water conservation

New SA fingerprint tool a world first

In a world first, South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has developed a fingerprint-recognition technique that has the ability to identify prints with greater accuracy and speed, even if only partial information is available.
SA varsity leads way in geosciences

Hi-tech backing for SA’s SKA bid

An initiative by South Africa's Centre for High Performance Computing, along with a partnership between Intel and SKA South Africa, have given hi-tech support to South Africa's bid to host the €1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array.

Hi-tech help for future sports stars

For the first time in South Africa, budding sports stars will be able to use the iTrainer, an online video analysis tool that was previously only accessible to professionals - and not only will they get closer to their heroes, but they'll actually be trained by them too.
CSIR helps cricketers up their game

UN award for SA’s Dr Math mobile tool

Dr Math, a mobile-based mathematics tutoring programme developed by South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, has received a Technology in Government in Africa award from the United Nations.

Space science thriving in South Africa

South Africa’s space industry is thriving – this is the message relayed to the public by professionals in the sector at a recent media briefing in Cape Town.
Blast-off for space weather centre

Quantum communication for South Africa

South African electrical engineer and theoretical physicist Dr Stef Roux is pioneering a quantum communication technology that will allow users to transmit sensitive information in a more secure environment than that provided by fibre-optic cables.
SA laser physicist wins top honour

Notetaker: talking computer for the blind

Two researchers at South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research have developed a portable talking computer that "speaks" four South African languages - with more still to come - for use by blind people.

Hand-washing device to combat disease

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has developed an innovative, affordable hand-washing device to enable poor communities to combat life-threatening water-borne diseases with minimal water usage.