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| Media Release
Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019

The National Cleaner Production South Africa (NCPC-SA) will facilitate and participate in the process of developing a Peer Recognition mechanism for resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) and other green economy professionals in South Africa.

| News
Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

In the face of global efforts to cap carbon emissions and halt the depletion of finite natural resources, a global energy transition is imperative.

| News
Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2019

The second phase of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy in South Africa proposes three additional Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZs) for wind and solar photovoltaic energy projects.

The REDZs support the responsible implementation of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019) that was recently gazetted by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy on 17 October 2019. Renewable energy projects that could be developed in these new REDZ have the potential to make significant contributions to mine rehabilitation and to support a just energy transition in the specified areas including where 12 GW of existing coal power stations are planned to be decommissioned by 2030. 

| Media Release
Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Mandela Mining Precinct has unveiled two new rock drill prototypes developed by local innovators to enhance drilling operations, a significant move to advance the mining sector in the country.

The two high-tech prototype rock drills are set to reduce the exposure of operators to dangerous conditions and contribute to the aim of zero harm in mines. The prototypes are the culmination of an open innovation challenge launched in 2018 to develop a new rock drill for the South African mining industry.

| News
Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Fibre connectivity is required between the SKA core site in the Northern Cape and a data processing facility in Cape Town to transport the science data for the SKA project and its precursor, MeerKA

| News
Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Through its Real-Time Information Management Systems (RTIMS) programme, the Mandela Mining Precinct is developing a 360-degree holistic offering enabling the digitalisation of the South African min

| Scientific Infrastructure

The National Centre for Nanostructured Materials was launched in 2007 as part of the implementation of government’s National Nanotechnology Strategy.

| News
Date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Ongoing investment by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) in data science continues to yield positive results, as more and more young people are trained to use it for the development of innovative solutions to socio-economic challenges.

The work of the Data Science for Impact and Decision Enhancement (DSIDE) programme gives students the opportunity to be mentored by experienced members of the data science community during their vacations.

| News
Date: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to Friday, March 20, 2020