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Square Kilometre Array Observatory Treaty Signed

Square Kilometre Array Observatory Treaty Signed


Department of Science and Technology 18 March 2019 South Africa has signed the treaty setting up the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO). The treaty establishes the SKAO as an intergovernmental…

4th Industrial Revolution Under the Spotlight


Department of Science and TechnologyAn exhibition on the 4th Industrial Revolution has opened in parliament.In a statement, the science and technology department indicated that the exhibition demonstrates South Africa's readiness…

Council for Natural Scientific Professions Seeks Members


South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.The South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNSP) seeks members.The science and technology department published the call for nominations in Government Gazette 42203.The…

Dashboard on Service Delivery Challenges Developed


Department of Science and TechnologyA new dashboard that could provide a solution to the government's service delivery challenges has been developed.In a statement, the science and technology department announced that…

National Research Foundation Bill Sent to President Ramaphosa


Department of Science and TechnologyThe National Research Foundation Amendment Bill has been passed by parliament and sent to President Ramaphosa for assent.The bill was tabled in parliament in October 2017.The…

No Hearings on Prohibited Sutherland Mining Activities


Department of Science and TechnologyNo public hearings will be held on the proposed prohibition of certain mining activities within the Sutherland Central Astronomy Advantage (CAA) Area.The science and technology department…

Summit on White Paper on STI Concludes


Department of Science and TechnologyDelegates at the recent Summit on the Draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) agreed that science, technology and innovation lies at the heart…

Science and Technology Laws Bill Tabled


Department of Science and TechnologyThe Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill has been tabled in parliament.The bill's explanatory summary was published in Government Gazette 41704 in June 2018.The bill seeks…

Summit on STI White Paper in the Pipeline


Department of Science and TechnologyA high-level Summit on the Draft Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) White Paper is planned for 9 November 2018 to be held at the University of…

DST Shines Light on Indigenous Knowledge


Department of Science and TechnologyThe science and technology minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has highlighted the development of a regulatory policy framework for the accreditation and certification of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) holders…