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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research and Development in South Africa
Volume 3, Issue 2

Christina H. Claassens, Mintek, South Africa
Molefi Motuku, Mintek, South Africa

In this article, Christina H. Claassens and Molefi Motuku present an overall perspective of the development of nanoscience and nanotechnology in South Africa, with specific reference to the possible opportunities and challenges that this emerging technology might bring to South Africa. The authors emphasize the role of the South African government in advancing science and technology, and consequently, nanoscience and nanotechnology. South African efforts in nanoscience and nanotechnology are briefly outlined, with reference made to commercial applications. The authors also highlight the intellectual property issues and the future investment and development opportunities for nanotechnology in South Africa.

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