South African medical research institutes rank among the best in the world and are equal to internationally respected institutes, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said in handing out the National Science and Technology Forum Awards.
In a move away from his army career, Britain's Prince Harry is spending three months in southern Africa, where he will learn about poaching and the measures put in place to increase the conservation of threatened animals such as rhino and elephant.
The Second World Conference on Healthy Ageing will be held in Johannesburg at the end of July, focusing on positive ageing, which encourages senior citizens to make the most of growing older with active minds in active bodies It will also look at challenges such as overmedication, caregiving and legal issues.
How do you study tiny 200-million-year-old fossilised dinosaur embryo bones, at a resolution of .006 millimetres? Scan them in a synchrotron under high-energy X-rays generated by a kilometre-wide ring of electrons travelling at .99% of the speed of light.