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SA ploughs R798m into National Research Foundation
14 November 2012 - Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom has approved the transfer of R798 million to the National Research Foundation (NRF) for human resource development for the next three years.

Science, technology must be used to improve lives
09 November 2012 - Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says science, technology and innovation must be used to address real socio-economic challenges and make a difference in people's lives.

CSIR to assess PetroSA facility
07 November 2012 - The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been appointed to manage the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for PetroSAs proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) off-loading facility in Mossel Bay.

Depleted abalone stocks a concern for SA
06 November 2012 - South Africas depleted abalone stocks will not recover unless illegal fishing is reduced dramatically. This grim warning was sounded in a report tabled today at a meeting of Parliaments Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Race to save Kyoto Protocol
08 December 2011 - With less than 24 hours left before the world sees an end to another climate change conference, COP17 negotiators in Durban are working around the clock to salvage the talks with the African group vowing on Thursday to ensure some kind of deal was achieved.

More money needed for climate change
08 December 2011 - Top politicians from several countries joined civil society leaders on Monday in the call for more innovative sources of finance to address climate change, including a tax on maritime shipping, to be part of the deal in Durban.

Act now, Ban urges climate delegates
07 December 2011 - As the pressure to address climate change continues to mount at COP17, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon warned on Tuesday that the world was in danger.

SA praised for proposed climate change legislation
06 December 2011 - The South African government has been praised for setting an example by moving to introduce climate change legislation.

Gloves off at COP17
05 December 2011 - A group of 54 African countries at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban has flexed its muscles on Monday, expressing concern at what it described as attempts by some developed countries to kill the Kyoto Protocol.

Oceans 'ignored' on COP17 agenda
02 December 2011 - The world's oceans, often referred to as the heart and lungs of the planet, are under stress and scientists are calling for immediate action.


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