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Brilliant SA Women Scientists honoured by L'Oréal

L'Oréal South Africa, in association with Unesco and the Department of Science and Technology, rewards outstanding women in science. Johannesburg - Leading cosmetic company, L'Oréal, with the support of the UNESCO National Commission has awarded two Fellowships to South African women scientists. The talented female researchers recognised in 2007 are Dr. Carolyn Padoa from Wits University and Dr Marieka Grysenhout of the University of Pretoria

My ten years of teaching science in Africa

Kazhila Chinsembu This is my tenth anniversary of teaching science at university level: seven years at the University of Zambia (UNZA), and three years at the University of Namibia (UNAM). What a long-drawn-out part of my life these ten years have been! But I wish to share with readers the thrills and spills of these ten years, hoping that my experiences may act as fodder for those that shape University policy in general and science policy in particular. As most often, it is not the science, but the socio-economic milieu in which scientists operate in, that is difficult.

Equipping East African women for leadership and career growth in science

The Gender & Diversity Program (G&D) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) today announced the first 11 awardees of a new fellowship programme for women crop scientists working in national research institutes and universities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The programme is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and implemented by G&D.

African stakeholders committed to building a regional consensus on biotechnology

The food emergency in 2002-03 in Southern Africa presented to the world a controversy that had been latent on the continent since the 1990s in relation to the introduction of biotechnology in Africa. When a number of countries suffering from food shortages rejected genetically-modified grain as food aid, the highly polarized debate was brought to the spotlight.

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