South Africa's biggest cities are putting in place plans to combat climate change, from mass transit systems to using methane from landfills for energy. They understand the need to work towards a low carbon future, and for this are in the running to be named Global Earth Hour Capital.
· SA’s sustainable transport bid
The da Vinci surgery robotic system has made its way to South African shores after 13 years on the international medical scene. Patients at Pretoria's Urology Hospital will soon find themselves able to opt for robotic surgery guided by a surgeon's hands.
∙ South Africa lead in mHealth
It’s all systems go at the SKA site in the Northern Cape. There’s a brand new landing strip which will cut down on transport time to and from the site, and a whole host of new buildings going up. And there’s also the MeerKAT.
• MeerKAT is under way
In the 19th century, Charles Darwin predicted that the origins of humankind would be traced back to Africa. With its rich fossil finds, the latest a new species called Australopithecus sebida, it seems the cradle is rightfully known as the birthplace of humanity.
• SA unearths new human ancestor
Her father had often told her: "You can do anything. Don't ever stop." And she didn't – today Prof Tebello Nyokong is one of South Africa's top scientists in the fields of chemistry and nanotechnology.
• Open-access research data for SA