The Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, will deliver a keynote address at the 3rd International Conference on Science and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS), to be held from 25 to 28 October 2011 at the University of Western Cape's School of Public Health.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Sasol ChemCity today launched a plant oils and extracts facility in Tzaneen, Limpopo, in an effort to create sustainable livelihoods in the area.
In October 2010, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) established an Astronomy Desk to advise the Minister on substantive policy and strategic matters regarding the development of astronomy.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) is responsible for the management of the DST-NRF Internship Programme in which unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment.
The enabling legislation of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Scientific Research Council Act, 1988 (Act No.46 of 1988) as amended makes provision for the establishment of a Board to be appointed by the Minister of Science and Technology.
The Minister, Naledi Pandor, officially launched National Science Week (NSW) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on the 30 July 2011
The United Nations and the African Innovation Foundation are pleased to announce the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa, to be awarded the first time in 2012.
South Africa is already displaying its ability to deliver large-scale scientific projects in a number of areas, not least of which is through the imminent commissioning of the KAT-7 telescope, part of the MeerKAT project – South Africa's precursor to the SKA. The South African Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor, will be addressing journalists at the 7th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ 2011) in Doha today.