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South Africa’s two Nanotechnology Innovation Centers, both established last November by the South African Department for Science and Technology’s National Nanotechnology Strategy, have begun researching potential applications of nanotechnology for healthcare, advanced materials, and energy....
Researchers in South Africa are developing strategies to incorporate tuberculosis drugs into nanoparticles that would allow daily pills to be replaced with a single weekly dose. Treating TB in developing countries can be challenging as patients struggle to stick to the routine of taking daily medication...
The countries of Argentina and South Africa have agreed to collaborate in a virtual nanotechnology center aimed at improving the research capacity of both countries. National coordinators, who have yet to be appointed, will identify financial sources and outline cooperation opportunities in several...
Africa may hold the most potential as a future source of rare earth metals, geologists say, although the high extraction costs and unpredictable market could make development of this sector difficult. Rare earth elements (REE) are crucial parts of many consumer electronics, green technology, and military...
South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is collaborating with Ayanda Biosystems, based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, to develop a nanoparticle-encapsulated treatment for tuberculosis (TB). At the World Nano Economic Congress held last week in Pretoria,...
South Africa will host the continent's first Nanomedicine workshop, to be held in Magaliesberg from March 27 to 31, 2011. The workshop, "Nanomedicine for Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Perspectives and Possibilities", is being hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research...
This South African national strategy for nanotechnology research and development says that nanotechnology could "create opportunities for human capital development, particularly for historically disadvantaged individuals, women, and people with disabilities" and allow the nation to further...
This article says that nanotechnology growth is raising concerns in Africa that nanomaterials could displace African farmers and crops. According to the article, nanotechnology may eventually be used to create all kinds of goods, including synthetic cotton, a key crop for African farmers. Jim Thomas...
The European Commission (EC) is preparing plans, as part of its new strategy on raw materials, to be published in January, which would involve funding infrastructure in Africa in exchange for access to key raw materials there. The policy would be the European Union (EU)'s latest effort to counter...
The National Centre for Nanostructured Materials in Pretoria, South Africa, has developed a paint that is fire resistant, has ultraviolet protection, and is scratch proof. Suprakas Sinha Ray, head of the Centre, said, "Nanotechnology will change everything in the next 10-15 years — electronics,...