The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, will celebrate Africa Day in Pretoria on Thursday, 25 May, with the launch of a book, Science in Africa, celebrating outstanding researchers in Africa.

The book showcases over 50 scientists whose work on the continent is contributing to addressing the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

At the Africa Day event, the Department of Science and Technology and the University of Pretoria will demonstrate the Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub, a portal that will be used to track the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union's Agenda 2063, towards informing policy decisions in Africa.

The Hub will collect and disseminate relevant research to enable the achievement of the SDGs locally – a good illustration how science, technology and innovation assist in socio-economic development.

Details of the event
Date:    25 May 2017
Time:    10:00
Venue:    Freedom Park, Tshwane (Epoch 7)

Issued by the Department of Science and Technology

For more information, contact Veronica Mohapeloa at 083 400 5750.