From left to right: Mr Xavier Estico, CEO, National Institute for Science Technology and Innovation, Ms Tshidi Moraka, CSIR, Competency Area Manager, Dr Ereck Chakauya, Acting Network Manager, SANBio, Mr Michael Benstrong, Minister, Ministry of Investment, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation and Ms Marise Berlouis, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Investment, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation
Strengthening the Network: NEPAD SANBio visit Seychelles
16 April 2015
Seychelles is an island with a population of about 80 000 on  The landmass is only 459 square kilometers, but the islands are spread over an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1,374,000 square kilometers in the western Indian Ocean, lying within...
World Health Day 2015: Consume disease free food
World Health Day 2015: Consume disease free food
8 April 2015
Food safety is a hidden, and often overlooked, problem. Most people suffering from diarrhoea do not consult a physician. Diseases and deaths might be attributed to other causes, even when the food that people have eaten is the culprit. How often d...
SANBio Hub (CSIR) scientist Dr Hazel Mufhandu, sharing her educational experience with learners
Science festival: reaching future scientists
25 March 2015
Growing up in a rural area has its disadvantages; 9 years ago I was studying for my matric at Seo Secondary School, in a rural area in Limpopo Provinces, South Africa. I was not sure which career path to follow because I never had the opportunity...
Commemorating World Tuberculosis Day: Let us fight against TB
Commemorating World Tuberculosis Day: Let us fight against TB
25 March 2015
The 24th of March has been marked as the World Tuberculosis day, the theme of this year "Reach the 3 Million: Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone" – aims at securing care for the three million who fail to be treated every year. Tuberculosis (TB...
Commemorating World Water Day: My Water, My Life
Commemorating World Water Day: My Water, My Life
20 March 2015
What does the word “WATER” mean to you? To me WATER means LIFE. Where there is no water, there is no life. It is our lifeline that bathes us, feeds us and keeps us alive. Plants and animals alike need water in order to survive. It is the most prec...
Mary Choombwa (left) and Georgina Hachimwa, who have benefitted from the use of the tiphrosia , Cattle are vulnerable to tick borne diseases
Women in agriculture: Mary learns to protect her livestock
9 March 2015
“The real cause of hunger is the powerlessness of the poor to gain access to the resources they need to feed themselves.” ― Frances Moore Lappé   Mary Choombwa is a 65 year old widow and sub...