About Us

Department: Science & TechnologyThe DST strives toward introducing measures that put science and technology to work to make an impact on growth and development in a sustainable manner in areas that matter to all the people of South Africa.

This includes focused interventions, networking and acting as a catalyst for site2016 in terms of both productive components of our economy, making it competitive in a globally competitive liberalised environment, and also in respect of the huge development backlog existing among the poorest components of our society. The goal of realising this vision is underpinned by development and resourcing strategies for the formation of science, engineering and technology, human capital, democratisation of state and society, promotion of an information society and ensuring environmental sustainability in development programmes. Read more on the DST's Vision, Mission and Corporate Values

How does the DST facilitate the flow of scientific knowledge into South Africa? How does the DST deal with new frontiers in science and technology, such as biotechnology? Read the answers to these questions in the DST's programmes section. You can also familiarise yourself with the DST's structures by using our interactive organogram.

Ms Mmamoloko Tryphosa Kubayi-Ngubane, the Minister of Science and Technology, has been an ANC Member of Parliament since 2009.

 

Before joining the Department of Science and Technology in February 2018, she was Minister of Energy from March to October 2017, and Minister of Communications from October 2016 to February 2017.

 

She has served on three Portfolio Committees, chairing the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services between June 2014 and March 2017, and serving as Committee Whip for the Portfolio Committees on Basic Education and Higher Education between May 2009 and May 2011.  She was Parliamentary Advisor to the Deputy President of South Africa from June 2013 to May 2014.

 

With a master's degree in Public and Development Management from the Wits School of Governance and a BA from Vista, Ms Kubayi-Ngubane started out as a community developer.  She moved on to become a leadership consultant at First National Bank, a Skills Development Manager and Facilitator at the National Health Laboratory Services, an ANC Proportional Representative Councillor in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Council, and the Director: Special Projects in the Deputy President’s Office.

 

Currently a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee, she has held many political leadership roles, including in the ANC Women’s League, ANC Youth League and the South African Students Congress.

 

 

Mr Tommy Makhode

Institutional Planning and Support (Programme 1A)

Office Manager
Ms Nomkhosi Peter
Tel.: 012 843 6833
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Personal Assistant
Ms Zanele Sithole
Tel.: 012 843 6790
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Ms Nombuyiselo Mokoena

Corporate Services (Programme 1B)

         Acting Office Manager

         Ms Judgemore Tshikomba

         Tel.: 012 843 6653

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         Personal Assistant

         Ms Mogale Mahlaela

         Tel.: 012 843 6550

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 Mr Mmboneni Muofhe

Technology Innovation (Programme 2)

 

         Acting Office Manager

         Ms Modiegi Selematsela

         Tel.: 012 843 6858

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         Personal Assistant

         Ms Buliswa Omodona

         Tel.: 012 843 6821

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Mr Daan du Toit

International Cooperation and Resources (Programme 3)

 

         Office Manager
         Mr François Davel
         Tel.: 012 843 6328
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         Personal Assistant
         Ms Bridgette Matlala
         Tel.: 012 843 6824
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 Dr Thomas Auf Der Heyde

Research Development and Support (Programme 4)

 

 

         Office Manager

         Ms Matilda Nyalungu

         Tel.: 012 843 6406

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         Personal Assistant

         Ms Busi Mthethwa

         Tel.: 012 843 6831

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 Mr Imran Patel

Socio-economic Innovation Partnerships (Programme 5)

        

         Office Manager
        
Ms Cecilia Sani
         Tel.: 012 843 6408
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         Personal Assistant
        
Ms Felicity Williams
         Tel.: 012 843 6833
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Mrs Zanele KaMagwaza Msibi

Resume

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Private Secretary
Ms Sinenhlanhla Ntanzi
Tel.: 012 843 6681
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          Office Manager
          Ms Nthabiseng Maoela
          Tel.: 012 843 6762
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         Media Liaison Officer
        
Mr Canaan Mdletshe
         Tel.: 012 843 6762
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 Dr Phil Mjwara

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Office Manager
Ms Lisbeth Mlangeni
Tel.: 012 843 6823
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         Personal Assistant
         Ms Itshekeng Masilela
         Tel.: 012 843 6815
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Mrs Mmamoloko Kubayi Ngubane

Resume

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Private Secretary

Zoleka Ndundane

Tel.: 012 843 6485

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         Chief of Staff

         Lebohang Tshabalala

           Tel.: 012 843 6842

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         Media Liaison Officer

         Ketso Makume

         Tel.: 012 843 6719

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Switchboard: +27 12 843 6300
DST Building (Building No. 53)
(CSIR South Gate Entrance)  
Meiring Naudé Road,
Brummeria  
Private Bag X894
Pretoria
South Africa

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