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South Africa gets commitment on stem education

DuPont, a science company, has announced its collaboration with Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, to extend the Sci-Bono Blended Learning STEM Tutoring Project to an additional 150 learners in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

HIV cases in South Africa on the rise

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South Africa’s latest HIV survey finds boys having sex earlier, plummeting condom use and that unmarried couples living together are more at risk of HIV than married or single people.

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UK minister visit SKA project in Karoo, South Africa

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The UK Minister of State for Universities and Science, Mr David Willetts, last week visited a landing strip in the Karoo, where South Africa is building the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope, a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

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Confusion over South Africa National Aids Vaccine Plan

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Civil rights groups and communities have expressed their concerned about the failure of the Department of Health to release the National Aids Vaccine Strategic Plan (NAVSP) for 2013-2017.

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Addressing HIV in Africa through mathematical modelling

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A new study by Elisa Long and Robert Stavert from Yale University in the US and published by the Journal of General Internal Medicine has noted that in the absence of rigorous and expensive clinical trials, mathematical models can help assess the effectiveness of different HIV intervention combinations.

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Study finds South Africa ranks low on women participating in STI

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South Africa, results show that women have more opportunities available to them than ever before, however, their participation in the science, technology and innovation workforce remains low.

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Earth observation satellites hold benefits for South Africa

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Earth observation satellite helps South Africa to understand the state of natural resources, study the environment, manage natural disasters and provide warnings for regional droughts, floods and other disasters.

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South Africa antibody breakthrough ‘brings HIV vaccine closer’

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South African scientists have discovered how some people can make potent antibodies capable of neutralising strains of HIV, taking researchers a step closer to developing a vaccine.

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SA exploring EU science, technology partnerships

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South Africa and the European Union (EU) are exploring more partnership opportunities on science, technology and innovation, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has said.

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South African wine is good for the heart – scientists

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A group of researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) has found that South African wines is good for the heart.

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