Our Vision, Mission and Corporate Values

Our Vision

Increased well being and prosperity through science, technology and innovation.


Our Mission

To provide leadership, an enabling environment, and resources for science, technology and innovation in support of South Africa’s development.

Corporate Values

We are guided by the following values:



The Department is professional and delivers high-quality performance to both internal and external stakeholders.



The Department is innovative in solving problems and enhancing effectiveness and efficiency.


Ethical behaviour

The Department and its employees are consistent in their actions, and accountable and transparent in dealing with public funds and other resources.


Knowledge sharing

The Department and its employees share and use knowledge constructively to ensure it contributes to the building of a robust and productive knowledge economy.



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