Welcome  The Department of Science and Technology seeks to boost socio-economic development in South Africa through research and innovation. To achieve its goals, the Department provides leadership, an enabling environment and resources for science, technology and innovation. Through its Programmes (Administration; Technology Innovation; International Cooperation and Resources; Research Development and Support; and Socio-economic Innovation Partnerships) and several entities that work alongside it, the Department is accomplishing groundbreaking science and enhancing the well-being of all South Africans.


Corporate Services and Institutional Planning and Support
The Programme is geared towards supporting the high-level policy prioritisation of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) through the following...read more
Technology Innovation
International Cooperation and Resources
Research Development and Support
Socio-Economic Innovation Partnership

Upcoming Events

Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Expo

14th Annual Meeting of the STS Forum on Science and Technology 2017

Launch of the Manganese Precursor Material Pilot Plant Facility

International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

Featured Opinion Piece

HartRAO helps to find Big Bird's nest

The home of "Big Bird", officially known as neutrino HESE-35, detected by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole in 2012, has been found

IceCube, a neutrino observatory situated at the South Pole, which is operated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), originally detected the first neutrinos emitted from outside our solar system and galaxy in 2010. The most energetic neutrino recorded is officially named HESE-35, but is affectionately called...read more

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DST Building (Building No. 53)
(CSIR South Gate Entrance)  
Meiring Naudé Road,
Private Bag X894
South Africa

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