Launch of annual Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Report

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will launch the 2022 South African Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Indicators Report on Friday, 29 July.


The report outlines the state of STI in South Africa in the context of deepening global economic, ecological and social crises.


Commissioned by the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), the report looks at investments in research, development and innovation (RDI), STI human resources, innovation in manufacturing, digital competitiveness, and the distribution of research and development (R&D) in provinces, among other indicators. The report compares South Africa's performance with various countries, identifying the relative strengths and weaknesses of the national system of innovation.  It also indicates progress in creating conditions conducive to the translation of innovative R&D into useful technologies with a positive impact on the economy, society and the environment.


The report will be presented by Mr Dhesigen Naidoo, a NACI Council member, at a virtual event.


The media are invited as follows:

Date:     29 July 2022

Time:     09:00–12:00



Issued by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation.


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