The South African medical and scientific community is abuzz with the news that local researchers have documented one method of the production in the body of broadly neutralising antibodies against HIV – a discovery that could lead to the future development of a vaccine.
• SA team leads study on anti-HIV gel
South Africa's FNB is the world's most innovative bank, having clinched that accolade in early October at the second BAI-Finacle Global Banking Innovative Awards. The awards honour retail banks that offer innovative products and services with a positive impact on their customers.
• SA banks overtake global giants
South Africa’s livestock sector is to receive a significant boost with the launch of the Tshwane Animal Health Cluster, an initiative of the Technology Innovation Agency to develop local solutions for animal diseases.
• Paying it forward with goat farming
The science of earth observation is gaining ground in South Africa. It helps us understand our environment, using satellite information to anticipate climate variations such as drought or floods, plan our towns, and manage disasters.
• SA’s space capabilities set to grow
Researchers at South Africa’s University of Cape Town are examining how to convert organic waste into biogas, which would alleviate disposal problems and help poor residents, particularly those in informal settlements, save on energy costs.
• Portable plant makes fuel from waste