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Nzimande on Plans for Reopening of PSET Institutions


Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation The science and innovation department has to date invested R68 766 000 (reprioritised from the 2019/20 and 2020/21 budget allocation) towards Covid-19 research…

Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas Under the Spotlight


Department of Science and Innovation The period of compliance with the Regulations for the Protection of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas has been extended. The Regulations prohibit and restrict…

Decadal Plan for STI on Track


Department of Science and Innovation The science and innovation department has made significant progress in the development of the first Decadal Plan for Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI). In a…

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…

Hydrogen Society Roadmap on the Cards


Department of Science and Innovation The National Hydrogen Society Roadmap for South Africa is to be developed. The science and innovation department announced that the development of the Roadmap will…

CSIR Marks 75 years of Innovative Excellence


Department of Science and Innovation The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has marked 75 years of innovative excellence. In a science and innovation department statement, the higher education,…

COVID-19 Vaccines on Track


Department of Science and Innovation It is envisaged that the first successful COVID-19 vaccines will be delivered in early 2021. The higher education, science and innovation minister, Blade Nzimande, announced…

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…