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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,…

DHET and DSI Amend Essential Goods and Services List


Department of Higher Education and Training Directions on temporary measures to manage the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on the functionality of institutions in the higher education and training, and…

HSRC Releases Public Perception Survey on COVID-19


Department of Science and Innovation Preventive behaviour change messages on COVID-19 have to be stepped up and South Africans need to be encouraged to take responsibility for their own behavior.…

National System of Innovation Work on Curbing COVID-19 Outlined


Department of Science and Innovation Continued science and innovation support beyond the nationwide lockdown and COVID-19 includes support for local manufacturing of vaccines, PPEs, ventilators, diagnostics and reagents. The science…

COVID-19 Information Centre Under the Spotlight


Department of Science and Innovation President Ramaphosa recently praised the work of the COVID-19 Information Centre. At the end of last week, the president visited the data centre set up…

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…