University of Cape Town

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Teaching mathematics and science using a home language and technology boosts learning

Schools should consider offering mobile learning technology in multiple languages to help pupils learn better in subjects like maths and science

Funding new drugs endemic to Afrika

New funding that will be given through a call for proposals for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Afrika over the next two years is now available. The Drug Discovery funds is up to $100,000 per project to researchers in Afrika to identify new drug candidates,

Making an Internet of Intelligent Things work for Afrika

Late in 2016 Senegal’s Banque Regionale De Marches announced the launch of the eCFA Franc; a cryptocurrency for the countries of the West African Monetary Union – Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Togo and Guinea-Bissau. This and similar innovations mark the coming of age of a

Software tools to connect isiXhosa and isiZulu to the digital age

We live in a world where around 7000 languages are spoken, and one where information and communication technologies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. This puts increasing demands on more, and more advanced, Human Language Technologies (HLTs). These technologies comprise computational methods, computer programmes and electronic devices that are specialised for analysing,

Design thinking can make kids see science differently

One of South Africa’s many complex challenges involves fixing and improving its education system. As part of this, the government has come up with a national strategy for three crucial teaching and learning areas: mathematics, science and technology. The aim is to strengthen how the subjects are taught using

New technologies present risks for developing countries

Technological advances associated with the fourth industrial revolution – including artificial intelligence – allow the automation of an increasingly wide array of processes in increasingly interactive and sophisticated ways. These advances will likely give rise to many opportunities for economic and social development in developing countries, for instance by increasing food production.

Lack Of Infrastructural Support Hindering Afrika’s Retention Of Science Graduates

Afrikan countries lack the infrastructure and entrepreneurial support needed to retain science graduates, thus impacting scientific independence and contributing to the continent’s so called ‘brain drain’, a conference has heard. The <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scienceafrica-unconference-big-ideas-for-africa-celebrating-the-continents-science-and-technology-tickets-33239545375#" target+"_blank">Science in