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A visit to South Africa’s greatest science grounds

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The department of Science and Innovation took on day two with a visit to the SARAO Losberg Site in the Northern Cape.

during the African Ministers meeting held at the SARAO Losberg Site, Northern Cape , SOUTH AFRICA.

Delegates, partners, the media and the Premier of the Northern Cape Dr Zamani Saul were taken through to experience the greatest innovations Northern Cape province has to offer within the science industry.

The SKA projects have brought forth opportunities for the province, creating employment, developing townships and contributing towards higher education.

during the African Ministers meeting held at the SARAO Losberg Site, Northern Cape , SOUTH AFRICA.

Also marking the contribution made within the African continent is the United Kingdom-South Africa Newton Fund cooperation framework.This brought about initiatives such as the Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) and DARA big data training programmes.

123 students have received training under the DARA Project, since the year 2013.

during the African Ministers meeting held at the SARAO Losberg Site, Northern Cape , SOUTH AFRICA.

DARA, the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) together with South Africa’s Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), will be working with its African partners to develop long-term sustainable plans that would include interventions such as internships and employment for trainees and graduating students.

during the African Ministers meeting held at the SARAO Losberg Site, Northern Cape , SOUTH AFRICA.

For more info read the following media statement:

Joint media statement on the outcomes of the 6th SKA Africa Partner Countries MeetingSenior officials and experts…

Posted by Department of Science and Innovation on Tuesday, 15 October 2019

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SA to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun

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The African continent can gear up to witness one of the greatest events in science. For the first time since 9 May 2016, Africans will be able to watch Mercury transit the Sun on Monday, 11 November at 14:35 Central Africa Time (CAT).

Get your telescopes ready to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun on this afternoon.

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) will host a viewing event which will short talk on this astronomical phenomenon.” The transit will be observable from anywhere in Africa by projecting the image of the Sun through a small telescope”

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Students hit the RUNWAY for the title of MR and MRS City Waldorf

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From gracing the runway with talent to putting a cultural spin on glam. The ladies and gentlemen of City Waldorf took it to the Runway for the crown of MR and MRS City Waldorf.

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Supporting entrepreneurship ventures of SA varsities

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Entrepreneurship is growing within South Africa’s higher education spaces, from fresh ideas, innovations, to creative ventures set to contribute and stimulate the socio-economic growth in the region.

These ideas have been met by support from various industry experts, funding initiatives, and institutions transforming into innovative and entrepreneurial hubs that can spearhead socio-economic development.

This has been the culture around South African universities such as the University of the Western Cape (UWC),which in collaboration with WearSA, launched a retail clothing store – the first design and entrepreneurship incubator store of its kind in South Africa.

Recently we saw one of SA’s largest venture capital funds, the SA SME Fund, introducing students to entrepreneurial spaces, launching the first fund in Africa that commercialises ideas from tertiary institutions and gives access to funding and skills to CUT to promote entrepreneurs.

Today, we see the launch of the DUT retail leadership chair. This is a collaboration between the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA).

This initiative is also set to “serve as a critical conduit between industry and the university, in terms of constructive engagements, best practice in the industry both locally and internationally, in curriculum relevance and work integrated learning.”


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