Researchers from South Africa’s Stellenbosch University, working with international colleagues in a study spanning more than 30 years, have identified the defective gene that causes a type of hereditary heart disease.
Research in seven sub-Saharan African countries has unearthed two powerful and broadly effective antibodies to the HI virus that promise to give new impetus to the development of an Aids vaccine.
Scientists have discovered 18 new invertebrate species in the Mkhambathi Nature Reserve on theWildCoastinSouth Africa’sEastern Cape province.
South Africa is set to lead Africa in space technology, with the government’s investment in the industry focused on satellites, large-scale telescopes and infrastructure such as launch facilities.
South Africa and Egypt have pooled their supercomputer capabilities to help develop a quicker response time to disasters on the continent.
New evidence has emerged that 72 000 years ago ancient Southern Africans used fire to treat stone before making tools. Researchers say this signals a breakthrough in human evolution.
A South African-born scientist is leading the way in one of the most promising fights against cancer.
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