New research facility, unique in Africa, opened in Johannesburg
July 22, 2014 Editor 0
The first Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) facility in Africa was officially launched by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on July 7. The facility is located at the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences (iThemba LABS) Gauteng unit, on the campus of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. “One of the things we need to do in our country is to invest in human capital in science and technology,” she said. “We have a strong concern about human capital development.” This included training scientists from elsewhere in Africa and elsewhere in the world.
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