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How science and innovation is shaping SA (and solving many of our problems)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed science journalist Sarah Wild about her book entitled “Innovation: Shaping South Africa through Science”.

Innovation: Shaping South Africa through Science” is published by Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and Pan Macmillan.

The book celebrates the science and innovation happening in contemporary South Africa and comments on issues such as helping South Africans live healthier, happier lives.

Innovation” also looks at South African inventions that address challenges in the spheres of environment, energy, health, industry and education.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

An invention is something new to the world. Innovation is taking an existing invention and adapting it.

Sarah Wild

Many of South Africa’s problems should be addressed by science.

Sarah Wild

The book is about the cool stuff I’ve seen in the last eight or nine years while reporting on science.

Sarah Wild

South Africa’s population is some of the most genetically diverse in the world.

Sarah Wild

SKA have woken up the international community to what we’re capable of in South Africa. It’s like hosting the Soccer World Cup of science!

Sarah Wild

There is a great appetite for science articles.

Sarah Wild

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