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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…

Schedule 1 to Natural Scientific Professions Act Amended


Department of Science and Innovation 27 January 2020 Schedule 1 to the Natural Scientific Professions Act has been amended. The science and innovation department published the revised Schedule 1 in…

NCOP Briefed on SKA Convention


Department of Science and Innovation 22 November 2019 The science and innovation department recently briefed the national council of provinces on the Convention Establishing the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory.…

DST Shines Light on STI White Paper


Department of Science and Technology 11 October 2019 The science and technology department holds the view that, if South Africa’s economy is to advance along the trajectory set out in…

RPL Steering Committee on Traditional Health Set Up


Department of Science and Innovation 8 October 2019 A 13-member steering committee to focus on the accreditation of institutions for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in African traditional medicines…

HSRC Seeks Board Members


Department of Science and Innovation 3 October 2019 The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Board seeks members. The science and innovation department (DSI) published the call for nominations of candidates…

Affiliate Centre on Fourth Industrial Revolution on Track


Department of Science and Innovation 10 September 2019 The South African Affiliate Centre of the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) will address key issues of…

Parliament Briefed on 2019 White Paper on STI


Department of Science and Technology 27 August 2019 The 2019 White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) seeks to adopt a whole-of-government/society approach to innovation. The science and technology…