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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...
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,...
The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa stated that it is spearheading a US$8 million national High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM) center to be located at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in the Eastern Cape. This initiative is part of the South Africa...
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...
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,...
New nanotechnology applications developed by researchers in South Africa were described at a conference this week in Johannesburg. Attendees at the conference, which was hosted by the South African Department of Science and Technology’s Minerals and Metallurgy Research Institute (Mintek), described...
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...
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...