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South Africa’s research kit needs to be shared more equitably

Book says access to top equipment must include those outside traditional elites

More needs to be done to ensure that research infrastructure supports South Africa’s science transformation efforts, a book published this year argues.

Research by Rakeshnie Ramoutar-Prieschl from the University of Pretoria and Sepo Hachigonta from the National Research Foundation found an “inequitable distribution” of state of the art research equipment in the country. 

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