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August 18th, 2006

PanAfrica: Continent's Nano Revolution

Abstract:
Although sub-Saharan Africa is a late entrant in this new technological race, an African materials forum held at Johannesburg's Wits University two years ago provided a kick-start. A recent South African strategy document outlines two distinct opportunities in nanotechnology for the southern region of the continent: by adding enormous value to such African minerals as gold, titanium, palladium and platinum, and by using the technology to fight poverty. Nanotechnology can lead to affordable, low cost electronics, and more efficient drug delivery.

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