South Africa to spend R6,47-billion on science and technology

  The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor announced in Parliament that during the 2014/2015 financial year the country will spend R6.47-bllion on science and technology; with the largest portion of the budget,  R3,5-billion, allocated to research and development of which  R1,7-billion is to be spent on research grants and bursaries. With the minister’s […]

Six students to represent SA in international youth science forums

  Four South African Grade 12 pupils will attend the 2014 London International Youth Science Forum, and two grade 11 pupils will participate in the Australian National Youth Science Forum after coming out tops in the National Science Olympiad.  Congratulating the winners the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, said in her keynote address […]

Telkom dismisses union allegation of mass staff reduction

  Telkom has dismissed as baseless union allegations that it was planning to reduce its number of employees by 9500 over the next six months. The South African Communications Union (SACU) claimed that the company intends slashing its workforce in half — firing 9500 of its 19 000 employees — within the next six months, with […]