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Core Situational Awareness Platform for COVID-19 Set Up


Department of Science and Innovation A core situational awareness platform for COVID-19 has been set up. In a statement, the science and innovation department confirmed that it has, through the…

DSI on Government’s Response to COVID- 19


Department of Science and Innovation The science and innovation department is working with several partners to investigate the efficacy of repurposing existing drugs to assist in halting the COVID-19 virus.…

Innovation Fund in the Pipeline


Department of Science and Innovation The science and innovation department will work with national treasury this year on setting up an Innovation Fund. In a statement, the department pointed out…

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…

Nzimande Welcomes Passing of Science and Technology Laws Bill


Department of Science and Innovation The higher education, science and technology minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, recently welcomed the passing of the Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill by the national…

Science and Technology Laws Bill Sent to NCOP


Parliament The national assembly has passed the Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill and sent it to the national council of provinces for concurrence. The bill was tabled in parliament…

NACI Undertakes Foresight Exercise on STI


Department of Science and Innovation The National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) has written a report on foresight exercises. In a statement, the science and innovation department described foresight exercises…

National Research Foundation Amendment Act in Effect Soon


The Presidency The National Research Foundation Amendment Act will come into effect on 1 April 2020. The presidency published Proclamation 9 in Government Gazette 43015. President Ramaphosa assented to the…

Decadal Plan for White Paper on STI on Track


Department of Science and Innovation The science and innovation department is in the process of finalising a decadal plan for the implementation of the White Paper on Science, Technology and…