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South Africa’s climate research fails to benefit its people

Image: Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovações [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The science is excellent, MPs told—but does not translate into life-saving policies

South Africa produces world-class climate science but fails to use that know-how to protect its people from environmental disasters, MPs heard last week.

Bringing environmental science insights to bear on policy remains a work in progress, Department of Science and Innovation director-general Phil Mjwara (pictured) told a 9 September virtual parliamentary committee meeting.

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