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Africa news roundup: 5-11 April

Ramaphosa names 4IR commission, two gender violence projects win funding, open science gets a boost in West Africa, and more…

Ramaphosa appoints 4th industrial revolution commission

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the members of a commission to help the country navigate the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. Ramaphosa will chair the body, with Tshilidzi Marwala, University of Johannesburg vice-chancellor, as his deputy. Members include Nompumelelo Obokoh, chairwoman of the National Research Foundation board, and Bernie Fanaroff, one of the leaders of South Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array. Other commissioners hail from the University of Walter Sisulu, the Human Sciences Research Council, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Nelson Mandela University, and a range of private and state-owned companies.

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