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Nairobi meet to explore Africa climate change technologies 

By Herman Opondo Representatives from government, private sector, and finance and research institutions will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, 9–10 April 2018 to deliberate on climate change technology transfer. Organised by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), a founding United Nations Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) consortium partner, the meeting will be held during Africa Climate

Life is on for Gwakwani Village

For a community in deep rural Limpopo, a successful and on-going partnership between the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science (Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment) and Schneider Electric South Africa has ensured that the Gwakwani Village has had access to basic services through sustainable interventions. Gwakwani is a

Tenth Anniversary World Science Festival brings science to the crossroads of the world with groundbreaking event on Times Square

The tenth anniversary of the World Science Festival will descend on Times Square, UK on May 30-June 4 and will culminate its groundbreaking first decade by bringing science to the crossroads of the world. At a time when science is at the heart of numerous pressing policy debates, the Festival will provide an unparalleled opportunity

5 African nations selected for Human Science Lab’s Global Critical Thinking Project

5 African nations – South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, and Tunisia has been identified as world’s potential ‘Critical Thinking Hub’ and will join the league of a global list of countries drawn from all continents for the ‘Global Critical Thinking Project’. The Global Critical Thinking Project is a worldwide program launched by Human Science Lab,

To maximize a child’s development, genetics provide important insight, study shows

A child’s genetic make-up can play a large, hidden role in the success of efforts to maximize his or her development, South African research suggests. The study, published February 28 in PLoS Medicine and supported by the Government of Canada through Grand Challenges Canada’s Saving Brains program, sheds new light on why some children benefit

Telkom, Business Connexion launch BCX and Africa’s Premier End-to-end ICT Solutions Provider

BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider was launched Wednesday in South Africa by Telkom and Business Connexion. This new brand, built from a strategic partnership between Telkom Business and Business Connexion, is uniquely suited to support businesses throughout the continent as they seek to digitalise business operations. “The launch of BCX

Governments are not doing enough to stop wildlife crime

By Andreas Wilson-Späth A scathing new report shows that key countries affected by wildlife crime have failed to halt poaching and illegal trafficking of endangered animals as a result of widespread corruption andinadequatelaw enforcement, thus putting increasing numbers of species at risk of extinction. Wildlife crime – a multi-billion dollara year business run by large

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