An assessment of South African technological capability using patent data from WIPO Patentscope database

Swapan Kumar Patra  & Mammo Muchie Abstract The Post-Apartheid South African Government has produced three white papers (1996–2008), (2008–2018) and (2018–2028) on science technology and innovation for national development. In all these policy documents, science and technology-based industries are considered as priority areas in socioeconomic development. Using the Technological Capability (TC) framework, this

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SMEs in sustainable development: Their role in poverty reduction and employment generation in sub-Saharan Africa Oluwayemisi Adebola Abisuga-Oyekunle, Swapan Kumar Patra & Mammo Muchie (2020) SMEs in sustainable development: Their role in poverty reduction and employment generation in sub-Saharan Africa, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 12:4, 405-419, DOI: 10.1080/20421338.2019.1656428 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20421338.2019.1656428

NES Commentary No.48

This is a message on the current grand renaissance dam written by theacting director of the Ethiopian Women Association in Southern Africa. Thekey message is that the electricity provision from the completion of theGrand Renaissance Dam(GERD) will liberate all our women who strugglevery hard with wood and fuel to make

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Poverty Alleviation Pathways for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Africa edited by Dr Thokozani Simelane, Lavhelesani R. Managa and Prof Mammo Muchie. Review of the book is available at : https://journals.co.za/docserver/fulltext/aa_ubuntu_v9_n1_a9.pdf?expires=1591348729&id=id&accname=58079&checksum=602EF0E94224D5BFC8D78D8658209B80