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Nzimande: Africa needs to pay for its own research

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South African science minister slams dearth of in-country science support

South Africa’s science minister has slammed African governments for not investing in science, technology and innovation.

In his introductory address to a two-day colloquium on STI organised by South Africa’s National Advisory Council on Innovation, Blade Nzimande (pictured) said Africa’s dependence on outside funding is a major reason for the continent’s failure to advance.

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