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Science-based economic development: The Eureka Factor

S Chandiwana
C Shiff


This article examines the eureka factor in science based development and underscores the increasing concern that Africa lags behind in science and technology (S&T) due to political and social instability coupled by low investments in technologies. ('Eureka!' is an exclamation of triumph on discovering something or solving a scientific problem.) The articles emphasizes that African science should come up with a decisive policy for investment in new style education and capacity building for S&T that is relevant to the African experience and addresses problems of real concern to the community.

The Zimbabwe Science News Volume 33(1) January-March 1999, pp. 5-11

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