Minister to brief media on the Department of Science and Technology's 2018/19 budget plans

The Department of Science and Technology's 2018/19 Budget Vote will be delivered in Parliament on 9 May, under the theme "Advancing the legacy of Mama Albertina Sisulu through people-centred science and technology", in honour of the struggle stalwart's centenary.

Before the Budget Vote debate, the Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will brief the media on the Department's plans to spend its R7,79 billion budget for the 2018/19 financial year.

The DST Budget Vote activities will include an exhibition at Iziko Museum showcasing the Department's work in using science, technology and innovation to tackle poverty, inequality and joblessness.

The media are invited as follows:

Budget Vote media briefing
09:00 – 10:00
Imbizo Room, Ground Floor, Parliament, 120 Plein Street

NB: There will be a video link to the GCIS at Tshedimoso House, Pretoria

Minister's tour of the exhibition
10:00 – 11:00
Iziko Museum, Cape Town

Budget Vote lecture
by Prof. Murray V Leibbrandt, Research Chair in Poverty and Inequality
11:00 – 11:45
Iziko Museum Planetarium

Budget Vote Speech
14:00 – 16:00
National Assembly Chamber, Parliament

Networking session
Iziko Museum

RSVP: Veronica Mohapeloa at 082 882 3818 or Thabang Setlhare at 072 659 9690.

Issued by the Department of Science and Technology.


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