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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…

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…

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…