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2020 South African STI Indicators Report Released


Department of Science and Innovation The 2020 South African Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Indicators Report has been released. The science and innovation department announced the release in a recent…

Draft Regulations for IK Act on Track


Department of Science and Innovation Draft regulations for the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Act are currently with the science and innovation department’s Legal Service Unit…

DSI to Draw Up Decadal Plan on STI Priority Areas


Department of Science and Innovation The science and innovation department’s science, technology and innovation (STI) missions and priority areas for the next 10 years will be detailed in a Decadal…

COVID-19 Data System at the CSIR Under the Spotlight


Department of Science and Innovation The setting up of the COVID-19 data system at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is one of the COVID-19 interventions currently underway.…

Business Innovation Survey 2014-2016 Released


Department of Science and Innovation The results of the latest Business Innovation Survey (BIS) 2014-2016 have been released. In a statement, the science and innovation department indicated that, according to…

DSI on Funding to COVID-19 Testing Ability


Department of Science and Innovation The science and innovation department, the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) made seven funding awards to local companies,…

Science and Technology Laws Bill Sent for Assent


Parliament Parliament has passed the Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill and sent it to president Ramaphosa for assent. The bill was tabled in parliament in November 2018. It lapsed…

Ministerial Task Team on 4IR Draws Up Draft Report


Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation The first draft report of the Ministerial Task Team (MTT) on 4IR has been drawn up. The higher education, science and innovation minister,…

Science and Technology Laws Amendment 2018


Draft bill full text Published in GG 41202 of 27 October 2017 Published in GG 41704 of 15 June 2018 Year of publication 2017 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published…