Most SA study permits issued to African nationals

Stats SA reports that nine of the ten leading countries applying for study permits were from the Africa region. In its recent report on permits issued to foreigners to enter South Africa, Stats SA stated that the number of temporary residence permits (TRPs) approved decreased from 141 550 in 2012 to 101 910 in 2013, 15,1% or 15 378 of which were study permits.
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Nano-chip in a capsule identifies bacterial infections within minutes

A microbiologist and an electronic engineer from Stellenbosch University have developed a proof-of-concept nanowire biological sensor that can identify any of the major disease-causing bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella or Vibrio cholera within ten to fifteen minutes..
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A peek into SA higher education's wallet

The university education system is set to grow from a head-count enrolment of 953 373 students in 2012 to approximately 1.1 million students in 2019, with the target of 1.6 million students in public universities to be reached by 2030 - with the help of an annual budget increase from R34.3 billion in 2013/14 to R36.9 billion for 2014/15 and R42 billion in 2016/17..
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Harnessing the power of the sun

Prof Ken Craig and his research group in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering are focusing on the sun and the energy it can provide us. Although the familiar domestic solar panels and solar geysers are becoming more widespread, these provide only local power or energy and are not suitable for large-scale power generation.
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High-tech Medical Simulation Lab to support clinical education and training launched at UJ

Nursing, emergency care, biomedical and radiography education at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) will soon became a more interactive experience with a new Clinical Training Facility that stimulates real-time medical emergency situations..
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First ever MeerKAT rises from the desert

The first of the 64 antennas of the MeerKAT telescope, the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the southern hemisphere, and a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), has been completed outside Carnarvon, in the Karoo..
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Low carbohydrate diets result in similar weight losses to recommended balanced diets

Low carbohydrate diets result in similar weight losses when compared to recommended balanced diets, according to researchers at Stellenbosch University..
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South African scientists celebrated through the NSTF Awards

Outstanding contributions to scientific research, technological innovation, management, capacity building and science communication were announced and celebrated at the 16th Annual National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-BHP Billiton Awards Gala Dinner..
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