PROGRAMME 5: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INNOVATION PARTNERSHIPS

  1. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INDICATORS
  2. SECTOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
  3. PRIVATE SECTOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX INCENTIVE PROMOTIONS

DIRECTORATE: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INDICATORS

DESCRIPTION

The Directorate: Science and Technology Indicators is part of the Chief Directorate: Science and Technology Investments of Programme 5: Socio-economic Innovation Partnerships.

The Directorate provides science, technology and innovation statistics, which are vital for understanding the functioning and performance of the National System of Innovation, and also serve as inputs for science, technology and innovation policy formulation and evaluation.

KEY INITIATIVES

Coordinating and managing the production of the National Research and Development Survey and Innovation Survey.

CONTACT PERSON

Ms Tshidi Mamogobo

Director: Science and Technology Indicators

012 843 6555

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RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

National Survey of Research and Experimental Development

http://www.dst.gov.za/index.php/resource-center/rad-reports

http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/departments/cestii/sa-national-survey-of-research-and-experimental-development

Innovation Survey

www.hsrc.ac.za/en/departments/cestii/innovation-survey

DIRECTORATE: SECTOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

DESCRIPTION

The Directorate: Sector Research and Development Planning forms part of the Chief Directorate: Science and Technology Investments of Programme 5: Socio-Economic Innovation Partnerships.

Its purpose is to monitor and support planning for public investment in research, science and technology in order to support economic growth and development, and to coordinate and facilitate science and technology cooperation between the Department of Science and Technology(DST) and other government departments, as well as to ensure that there is effective planning and efficient investment in respect of sector-specific technology, research and development.

KEY INITIATIVES

Reports on scientific and technological activities and RIMS

The Directorate is responsible for the reports on government-funded scientific and technological activities Report on Public Funding for Scientific and Technological Activities and supporting the Research Information Management System (RIMS) project. RIMS is a tool that is used to support statistical production on research performance at universities and science councils.The two initiatives continue to play a pivotal function in the DST's monitoring of the performance of the National System of Innovation.

Collaboration with other government departments

The Directorate facilitates science and technology collaboration agreements between the DST and other government departments to ensure that therethat there is effective planning and efficient investment in respect of sector-specific technology, research and development.

Extraction and manipulation of data

The Directorate undertakes the ad hoc extraction and manipulation of data as required for evaluations, and leads the production of relevant publications and policy briefs.

CONTACT PERSON

Mr Sandisa Siyengo

Director: Sector Research and Development Planning

012 843 6414

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DIRECTORATE: PRIVATE SECTOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX INCENTIVE PROMOTIONS

DESCRIPTION

The Directorate: Private Sector Research and Development Tax Incentive Promotions forms part of the Chief Directorate: Science and Technology Investments of Programme 5: Socio-economic Innovation Partnerships.

The purpose of the Directorate is to introduce and manage interventions and incentive programmes that increase the level of private-sector investment in research, development and innovation.

KEY INITIATIVES

Administration of the Research and Development Tax Incentive Programme under section 11D of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act No. 58 of 1962), with the purpose of stimulating innovation through scientific and technological research and development in South Africa. The legislation can be found at www.sars.gov.za or www.treasury.gov.za.

CONTACT PERSON

Mr. Strini Perumal

Deputy Director: Private Sector Research and Development Promotions 

012 843 6829

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FURTHER READING

Research and development Tax Incentive Programme

www.dst.gov.za/r-d