Horizons on Bloomberg TV Africa to showcase cutting edge science and technology that solves challenges in Africa

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DuPont introduces the first series to focus on cutting-edge science and technology on the African continent.

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Follow @DuPontAfrica or #HorizonsAfrica for more information on the coming episodes.

Today, DuPont, a science company that brings world-class, innovative products, materials and services to the global marketplace, will introduce Horizons on Bloomberg TV Africa.

This program will be the first series to focus on science and innovation on the African continent, and will showcase cutting-edge African science and technology as well as examples of companies collaborating to ensure Africa’s growth.

According to DuPont, to grow the African economy and tackle the demands of the growing population in the region, science and innovation needs to be centre stage.

“The world is facing unprecedented challenges brought by the needs of a growing population. As the world population grows, pressure on necessities such as energy, food and safety continue to intensify. We believe that science and technology can and must be used to overcome these challenges and Africa has a big role to play in addressing these issues,” says Dr Richard Okine, President of DuPont Sub-Saharan Africa.

DuPont produced stories of inclusive innovation that will air during the program’s commercial break. Filmed around the African continent, the stories highlight global collaborations that reflect how businesses, governments, non-profits and academia are working together with DuPont to solve Africa’s greatest challenges.

Viewers can watch the premiere of the Horizons Africa series on Bloomberg TV Africa, DStv Channel 411 today at 21:00. The program will be broadcast in the same time slot every Thursday until 25 December 2014. Reruns will be aired during January to April next year.

The launch episode will feature the innovative invention by bio-technologist from Cape Town, Ashley Uys, showcasing her rapid HIV and malaria tests that indicate within 30 minutes if treatment is effective. The episode is one of eight documentaries that will be featured.

Follow @DuPontAfrica or #HorizonsAfrica for more information on the next episodes.

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About Horizons
Horizons charts a new voyage of discovery to the four corners of the globe. The series critically reviews the cutting-edge science and emerging technologies that could radically shape our future, disrupt the status quo, and alter the way people live and work in the decades ahead. Horizons puts the spotlight on innovations that could transform our global business environment, change whole industries and alter our social landscape. The series highlights disruptive technologies, evaluates their potential, before they begin to exert their powers on the global economy and society at large. Science and innovation is moving so rapidly, and in so many directions, it’s a daunting prospect, that’s why Horizons aims to cut through the noise and assess the potential impact of major rapidly advancing areas of technology. The series has won 41 international awards.

About DuPont
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.co.za or follow @DuPontAfrica on Twitter. The DuPont Oval, DuPont™ and The miracles of science™, are registered trademarks or trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.

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