Young South Africans: This is how we do it

Many young South Africans begin their day answering a simple question. Whether its Twitter's "What's happening?" or Facebook's "What's on your mind?", the way...

Girls encouraged to reach for the stars

It is believed that 80% of jobs in the future will need studies in the Stem subjects, but only 10% of schoolgirls have an interest in maths and science. MEDO has a plan to change that.

Another milestone in MeerKAT construction

The 64th and final foundation for the MeerKAT radio telescope was poured on Tuesday at South Africa's Square Kilometre Array site in the Northern Cape. The MeerKAT is due to come online in 2016 both as a precursor to the SKA and as one of the most powerful telescopes in the world in its own right.

Towards an African telescope network

South African scientists, with government backing, are working on a project to recycle disused telecommunications dishes spread out over a number of African countries in order to create an African-owned network of radio telescopes.

SA engineer scoops global award

Partially blind South African engineer Kelvin Legge has scooped an international award for his design theory in the use of plastic filter materials in earth embankment dams.