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Mixed responses to new bill forming state technology agency


Portfolio Committee on Science and TechnologyThere have been mixed responses to the introduction of the new Technology Innovation Agency Bill in Parliament. The portfolio committee on science and technology started…

CSIR recommends changes to Technology Innovation Agency Bill


Portfolio Committee on Science and TechnologyThe Technology Innovation Agency Bill, which aims to create such a body working with private sector partners to "support the state in the stimulation and…

Legislation designed to stimulate technology transfer and research


Portfolio Committee on Science and TechnologyVarious key stakeholders in technology research and development have expressed concern that proposed legislation on intellectual property rights could dissuade private sector companies from purchasing…

HSRC Bill, five years in the making, presented by department


Portfolio Committee on Science and TechnologyIn an effort to "harmonise all the legislation and regulations" affecting organisations reporting to the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and following a cabinet request,…

Important changes to HSRC in new bill


Portfolio Committee on Science and TechnologyFrom a new bill tabled in Parliament, it is clear that in retaining the Human Science Research Council as a governmental institution to undertake basic…

Space bill to assist with mining, forestry, climate change & oil spills


Portfolio Committee on Science and TechnologyThe far-reaching effects of international co-operation in space science operations globally will considerably assist South African industry and government programmes with a greater capacity to…