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Innovation in Africa is driving change, says leading trends analyst

3rd October 2014 Tremendous innovation is under way in Africa, with people shifting their perceptions of what to expect from the continent, says South African trends analyst, Dion Chang. He told the seventh annual Green Building Convention, in Cape Town, that a wave of innovation was sweeping through Africa, with... 

Innovators meet to discuss high-value-economy roadmap

3rd October 2014 Hundreds of innovators and entrepreneurs have gathered in Cape Town to discuss how to support more innovation in South Africa in a bid to drive the economy forward. Venture capitalists, dealmakers, entrepreneurs and academics have been mingling at the South African Innovation Summit, many of whom... 

Science, art converge in SKA exhibition

30th September 2014 The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) has brought art and science together in an exhibition celebrating ancient humanity’s appreciation of the night sky. In a first for the SKA Organisation, indigenous and local artists from South Africa and Australia have collaborated in the ‘Shared Sky’ exhibition,... 

UK, SA launch multimillion-rand research and innovation partnership

26th September 2014 South Africa and the UK have launched a multimillion-rand fund to spark more innovation, science and technology in South Africa and more widely across sub-Saharan Africa. The governments of the UK and South Africa, as well as private companies and nongovernmental organisations have committed... 

Cape Town signs first embedded electricity generation contract

23rd September 2014 In a boost for renewable energy, the City of Cape Town has signed its first small-scale embedded electricity generation contract with Black River Park Investments, an office park in Observatory.  The 74 000 m2 office park uses large-scale solar power systems to generate environmentally... 

Research project to assess use of fuel cells on commercial airliners

19th September 2014 A research partnership has been launched in South Africa in a quest to make air transport more environmentally and economically sustainable. Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems, the National Aerospace Centre and Airbus are working together on research into using fuel cells on aircraft. 

Hundreds of innovators and inventors gather in Cape Town

16th September 2014 Hundreds of innovators and entrepreneurs have gathered in Cape Town to discuss how to support more innovation in South Africa in a bid to drive the economy forward. Venture capitalists, dealmakers, entrepreneurs and academics have been mingling at the South African Innovation Summit, many of whom... 

Innovation in Africa is driving change, says leading trends analyst

12th September 2014 Tremendous innovation is under way in Africa, with people shifting their perceptions of what to expect from the continent, says South African trends analyst, Dion Chang. He told the seventh annual Green Building Convention, in Cape Town, that a wave of innovation was sweeping through Africa,... 

Harare green building showcased at SA convention

12th September 2014 A building that mimics a tree, an office block modelled off a termite nest and a building which uses algae on its façade . . . these are just a few examples of the innovative designs being discussed at the seventh annual Green Building Convention, in Cape Town. Global leaders in the fields of... 

UCT expands its online learning to postgraduates

12th September 2014 The University of Cape Town (UCT) has launched a series of online postgraduate programmes, which would bring together online education and face-to-face learning. The initiative was a direct response to the rising demand for quality online education and was largely aimed at professionals who... 

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