African art is in the spotlight in the UK – the prestigious Tate Gallery has launched a two-year programme of activities focusing on the best of the continent’s emerging and established modern and contemporary artistic talent.
• ConCourt art tells SA’s story
An epic survey of the flora of tropical East Africa is now complete, 60 years after it began, and is expected to be invaluable to scientists and researchers working in forestry, agriculture, horticulture, and wildlife management.
• Kew shows Africa’s plant wealth
Already a hero in Southern Africa for its ability to sniff out landmines, the African giant pouched rat is once more turning out to be a lifesaver by accurately detecting the presence of tuberculosis bacteria in human sputum samples.
• SA mine detector gets top recognition
Uganda, once the pioneer in Africa’s fight against HIV/Aids, is re-focusing its efforts against the epidemic. An NGO with roots in theatre development is getting people to learn about the disease from their own community members, through creative expression.
• Keeping the story of HIV alive in SA