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Soft power, co-operation will give South Africa an edge in Africa

Building South Africa's reputation in Africa will take effort from business and the government, as well as all South Africans, a research seminar on the nation's reputation hears. While South African businesses were respected in other African countries, South Africans were at times perceived as imposing and aggressive.

Local researchers honoured at their ‘Oscars’

South African medical research institutes rank among the best in the world and are equal to internationally respected institutes, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said in handing out the National Science and Technology Forum Awards.

SALT benefits small South African town

The scientific benefits of the Southern African Large Telescope are well documented. Less attention has been paid to the collateral benefits - the socio-economic growth in the small town of Sutherland and the boost to education across the region and further afield.

South Africa to invest more in science graduates

The government is to beef up its investment in programmes that provide work opportunities to unemployed science and engineering graduates in a bid to unlock their potential to contribute to economic growth, says newly appointed Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

South Africa to invest more in science graduates

The government is to beef up its investment in programmes that provide work opportunities to unemployed science and engineering graduates in a bid to unlock their potential to contribute to economic growth, says newly appointed Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.