Can Africa avoid getting sucked into the 21st-century contest, or should it also reach for the stars?
An intercontinental research team from Brazil, India and South Africa, comprising researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT), has been announced as an IChemE Global Awards 2020 finalist in the Energy category for their Decentralised Diesel system, which aims to produce fuel from waste.
Two University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have been selected as finalists for the esteemed Newton Prize 2020.
South Africa has joined global counterparts in search for a COVID-19 vaccine and the University of Cape Town (UCT) is lending a hand, participating in three international trials in the country, alongside several other universities.
A study performed in Cameroon by a University of Cape Town professor may offer hope of treatment for people with sickle cell anaemia (SCA), a disease which affects hundreds of thousands in Africa. 80% of babies born with the disease are in sub-Saharan Africa
With the right leadership, mindset and policies African countries can achieve, even exceed, the growth and development successes of Asian counterparts.
To refuse inclusion would prevent Africa’s researchers from being significant players in the universal fight against the virus.
Africa faces a myriad of social, political and economic challenges, which need urgent and concerted efforts to address. While the urgency for remedial steps is unquestionable, most important is the nature of steps.
Zimbabwe’s energy policy needs to be reconsidered if the country’s electricity shortage is to be resolved.