Endangered pangolin identified as possible link for coronavirus

A Chinese university says the genome sequence on viruses found on pangolins is 99% identical to those on coronavirus patients

Xhosa study sheds light on genetic origins of schizophrenia

Research on DNA is a rare study of an African population, which is more useful as they have greater genetic diversity

Eskom applies for emission exemption at Medupi and Matimba power plants

Already being slammed for rolling power cuts, the utility now seems set to attract more environmental protests

Global lenders under pressure to stop financing fossil fuel projects

Environmental lobby groups urge development banks to align their lending with the Paris Agreement

Wits researchers interpret brainwaves to give amputees a hand

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Citrus industry still doing well despite drought and strikes

An extended strike at the Ngqura Container Terminal, as well as problems with infrastructure, staff and logistics at all SA ports, have taken their toll

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

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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

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