South Africa and Flanders strengthen cooperation in science and innovation

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande, will undertake a tour of the CSIR Solar PV Reliability Laboratory and Coin Cell Testing Facility/Hydrogen Research Laboratory in Pretoria on Tuesday, 5 April.


The Minister will be joined by Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon, whose visit to the country forms part of strengthening the scientific cooperation between South Africa and Flanders, which dates back to 1996.


The tour will include a project funded by the Flemish government to establish an indoor battery testing facility at the CSIR. The tour will be preceded by the signing of a memorandum of understanding on renewable energy between the CSIR and VITO, a Flemish research organisation.


Members of the media are invited to join the Minister and Minister-President. The event will take place as follows:


DATE:            5 April 2022

TIME:             08:30 – 11:00

VENUE:         CSIR International Convention Centre


Members of the media are requested to confirm their attendance with Veronica Mohapeloa at 083 400 5750 from DSI or David Mandaha from CSIR  at 072 126 8910.


Issued by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation


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