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South Africa and renewable energy: a 12-year-old programme offers insights for countries moving to cleaner power sources

Based on our findings we point to ways to get closer to the country’s key targets. These include increased capacity, decarbonisation, local development, and addressing energy poverty among lower-income households.

By Aalia Cassim - Visiting Researcher, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of the Witwatersrand. Imraan Valodia - Pro Vice-Chancellor: Climate, Sustainability and Inequality and Director: Southern Centre for Inequality Studies., University of the Witwatersrand. Julia Taylor - Researcher: Climate and Inequality, University of the Witwatersrand. Professor Rod Crompton - African Energy Leadership Centre, Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand 5 months ago

Reimagining the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Africa

In a recent publication titled "The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Techno-Colonialism, and the Sub-Saharan African Response," author, Edmund Terem Ugar, outlines his perspective on how Sub-Saharan Africa should respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

By Edmund Terem Ugar, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Philosophy and Research Assistant Centre for African-China Studies (CACS), University of Johannesburg   8 months ago

Radio interference from satellites is threatening astronomy – a proposed zone for testing new technologies could head off the problem

Visible light is just one part of the electromagnetic spectrum that astronomers use to study the universe. The James Webb Space Telescope was built to see infrared light, other space telescopes capture X-ray images, and observatories like the Green Bank Telescope, the Very Large Array, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array and dozens of o...

By Christopher Gordon De Pree Deputy Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager, National Radio Astronomy Observatory & Christopher R. Anderson Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, United States Naval Academy & Mariya Zheleva Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University at Albany, State University of New York about 1 year ago

The Regulator lauds Department of Basic Education for compliance with POPIA and obtaining consent from matriculants

Following last year’s uncertainty, confusion, and conflicting sentiments on the implications of POPIA on publishing Matric 2021 results on various mediums, the Regulator and the DBE have met to resolve the matter

By Information Regulator of South Africa Media over 1 year ago

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