A South African has walked off with the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award, given by the African Union to top scientists on the continent. The high-level accolade recognises Prof Maryke Labuschagne's contribution to science in Africa.
• SA academic gets top science award
The South African National Space Agency is putting the initial stage of the National Space Programme into motion. The process began in November 2010 and the programme will continue to roll out over a period of between 10 and 20 years.
• Great astronomy with or without SKA
Already known for its progressive green philosophy, Cape Town is about to score another coup by hosting the world’s first interactive climate change centre, a project driven by the Brussels-based International Polar Foundation.
• Preserving memories of Antarctica