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April 30th, 2007

South African science reaches for the stars

South Africa's new science strategy includes a major human capital development programme, which is focused on getting more young people into science as well as funding initiatives for interdisciplinary projects and knowledge transfer. Other subject areas due to receive money include nanotechnology and space science. The country also plans to develop a hydrogen economy, something it is well placed to do, as over half the world's platinum comes from South Africa. Platinum is used as a catalyst in the hydrogen power process.


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