TIA concedes it takes too long to approve funding applications

The Technology Innovation Agency has been plagued with allegations of poor governance and maladministration

SA’s drought is costing the agriculture sector billions of rand

The drought is threatening the livelihoods of SA farmers and workers, but the government says a water crisis masterplan is in the works

Scientists say modern humans arose in northern Botswana

Researchers think our ancestral home can be traced back to northern Botswana 200,000 years ago

PODCAST | Is SA’s digital information safe?

Xperien warns that 42% of hard drives bought on second-hand online platforms contain sensitive data and 15% hold personal information

Technology Innovation Agency launches multimillion-rand claim against Kapa Biosystems

State entity pursues  huge claim after US holding company scores big on sale of Kapa Biosystems SA to Roche

Hopes for more jobs on the ground, as SKA reaches for the sky

Huge scientific project is expected to boost the economy of the Northern Cape

Cities are key for combating climate change — but they need help from the top

Governance shifts will provide urban areas with the tools to cut emissions and waste

R&D tax incentive backlog has been eliminated, says science department

The programme encourages investment in research and development for innovative products and services and now has a turnaround time of 94 days

MeerKAT telescope finds giant bubbles emerging from the Milky Way

The discovery is an important affirmation that MeerKAT is capable of science beyond the reach of older radio telescopes

Southern African nations threaten to pull out of global wildlife trade pact

Namibia leads the charge after 'politicised' CITES decision to retain restrictions

No magic cure to stop the beetle that is killing trees countrywide

Scientist dismisses reports about a fungicidal remedy that supposedly gets rid of the insects

Rhino may find refuge in the ‘impact bond’ market

A $50m, five-year bond is the first financial instrument for species conservation, and will cover five sites in SA and Kenya

SA should start planning for additional nuclear capacity now, says Gwede Mantashe

The mineral resources and energy minister insists SA will acquire nuclear at 'a price, pace and scale that it can afford'

Scientists call for global action on air pollution

SA’s science academy joins international peers in push for moves to limit life-threatening emissions

Elephants are under threat, but managing them is still a handful

An elephant summit, that may look at allowing elephant hunting, hopes to establish a common pachyderm policy in Southern Africa

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