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Youth Month Feature: Dr Thulwaneng Mashifane

In celebration of Youth Month 2018, the National Research Foundation is paying tribute to young people across the fields

Understanding the Agulhas Current's complex relationship with our shores

By Neil Malan, Postdoc, SAEON Egagasini Node

Barrelling down the east coast of southern Africa, the Agulhas Current is one of the natural world’s behemoths.

Transporting some 80 million cubic metres of sea water per second at speeds approaching two metres a second and driven by the aggregate effect of winds over the entire Indian Ocean, the amount of energy involved in this system is somewhat inconceivable.

SARAO and SAEON sign Environmental Management Plan for SKA

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) and the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON), which are National Research Facilities managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF), signed a three-year Memorandum of Agreement to implement the Integrated Environmental Management Plan (IEMP) for the SKA project in South Africa. 

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