The Department of Science and Technology marked this year’s Anti-Corruption Month by taking to social media to support efforts to stamp out the scourge of corruption.
23 November 2015 saw the DST's Director-General, Dr Phil Mjwara, hosting the Department's Anti-corruption Day, by pledging support to the #MyHandsAreClean Twitter campaign. Dr Mjwara urged staff to participate in the campaign and challenged them to recruit other citizens to actively participate.
African countries are striving hard to improve and strengthen their research, development and innovation (RDI) capacity. Much of this work goes unnoticed and is rarely the subject of national debate. On 8 and 9 December 2015, the DST will host a major public science event, 'Science Forum South Africa'. The Science Forum, with strong international participation, will be held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.
SAASTA is calling graduates to apply for a one-year science journalism internship.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, inaugurated into office the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Institutional Landscape Panel. It has been appointed to review the South African STI landscape.
Science, technology and innovation (STI) have a key role to play in ensuring the successful implementation of development programmes, from basic data collection to the formulation of interventions and the development of innovative knowledge products that address energy, water, food and education needs.
Affordable mobile technology projects aimed at connecting the country's rural villages to the World Wide Web will be showcased at the Future Internet Research Experimentation (FIRE) workshop on 23 November 2015.
South Africa's relations with other countries in the South continue to be strengthened in line with the strategic importance government places on South-South partnerships.
The Department of Science and Technology formalised its bilateral relations on science and technology (S&T) with the Netherlands, with the signing of an agreement this week in Pretoria.