The importance of women in manufacturing and their experience in a male-dominated industry
were among the topics discussed at the first Women in Manufacturing, Textiles and Leather
Conference held in Johannesburg.
Excellence in journalism in Africa was recognised at the annual CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards, for telling the stories of Africa and its people to the world. The overall winners came from Kenya, while there were five category winners from South Africa.
Professor Karen Sliwa has put South African, and African, cardiology on the map. This year, the members of the World Heart Federation selected her as the president-elect of the body. Her choice to study medicine in Germany and work in South Africa were both serendipitous.
After completing their award-winning documentary, the Lost Tongue
production company, Mvura Ya Afrika Productions, want to return to the San community and build a community centre to help save the rich culture of the San.
A South African teenager has walked away with the Google Science Fair Grand Prize. Kiara Nirghi’s winning entry is an economically friendly and sustainable solution to drought. She hopes her project will improve food security and the lives of people.
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