Posts tagged as National Research Foundation

Update on open science platform for Africa

The African Open Science Platform (AOSP) is a pan-African endeavour which aims to position African scientists at the cutting edge of data intensive science by creating opportunities through the development of efficiencies of scale, the creation of critical mass through shared capacities, and amplifying impact through a commonality of purpose and voice. The AOSP was […]

Supporting women in science and technology

According to the UN, a significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines worldwide. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields. “The UN has noted that gender equality and the […]

25 years of internet in South Africa

  On 12 November 1991, 25 years ago, the first internet protocol packets started flowing out of South Africa on a leased circuit from Telkom. The man behind this was Mike Laurie. In later years he wrote “it’s amazing it happened at all, or at least it seemed so at the time.” The lack of […]