According to Rainbow Tanks, South Africa uses an average of 235 litres of water daily per capita when compared to the 173 litres of water per capita in the world. While this number paints a grim picture, a function of high levels of non-revenue water and a high reliance on water-intensive coal-fired power plants for electricity are also some of the huge contributors to this crisis.
Policy makers have emphasised that the African continent needs Science, Technology and Innovation to contribute towards the transformation of its food, nutrition and health statuses and fats-track the continent's socio-economic development.
This article is courtesy of our SANBio Student Ambassador for Zimbabwe, Joyce Fati Masvaya, who was the first person to complete the course, offered by BioFISA II, on Innovation Readiness.
It cannot be denied that an unprecedented heating of our world is currently under way – climate experts are at this point already quite sure that this year is destined to be the hottest on record thus far, surpassing the records set by the previous two years.
Africa needs young minds to solve its problems and the time is now. This was the message at the 10th African Young Graduates and Scholars Conference in Limpopo. Through events like this youth can be motivated and encouraged to come up with ideas that will change the world as we know it. The NEPAD-Southern Africa Network for Biosciences is participating at the African Young Graduates and Scholars conference from 14-17 March 2016 at the University of Limpopo under the theme “The Africa We Want”.