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It is hosted by , the Swedish international development cooperation agency, the ministry of foreign affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the South African Department of Science and Technology..
In a statement, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) says areas of cooperation under the agreement are natural science, health, life science, engineering, technology, social science and the humanities..

Govt to prioritise maths and science

9 Feb 2017 Computing
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Zuma stated: "The Department of Science and Technology is implementing a technology localisation strategy. This has ensured that the R2 billion MeerKAT telescope is constructed with 75% local content.
Naledi Pandor, minister in the Department of Science and Technology, will be awarded the 2016 Award for Science Diplomacy by the (AAAS)..

Sansa under new leadership

31 Jan 2017 Computing
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

A former deputy director-general of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Munsami takes over from Dr Sandile Malinga..
The Department of Science and Technology invites students to showcase data science-driven solutions..

Pandor eyes foreign investments for R&D

23 Jan 2017 Business
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Pandor made the comments during her annual presentation of the top priorities the Department of Science and Technology (DST) aims to achieve this year..
Ministers Faith Muthambi, Tina Joemat-Pettersson and Ngoako Ramatlhodi, the Department of Science and Technology, as well as the Department of Home Affairs, have been victims of fake social media accounts in recent months..

Talking science year-round

13 Dec 2016 Business
By Tracy Burrows

Speaking on the sidelines of the second annual Department of Science and Technology (DST) Science Forum South Africa last week, Prof Mgwebi said it was in everyone's interest to embrace science and understand its impact on everyday life..
The CHPC is a key component of SA's national integrated cyber infrastructure system, implemented by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology..

Open data platform in the spotlight

9 Dec 2016 Computing
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

He added the Department of Science and Technology (DST) will fund the pilot programme of the Africa Open Data Initiative, with €500 000 allocated for the project over a three-year period..

SA receives praise for innovation research

8 Dec 2016 Business
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Under the leadership of minister Naledi Pandor, the Department of Science and Technology is in charge of driving SA's scientific, technology and innovation research agenda..
The Department of Science and Technology Science Forum South Africa will take science to the streets on 8 and 9 December..
Minister Naledi Pandor challenged researchers and scientists to draw on all areas of knowledge to benefit the country. photo credit: Department of Science and Technology.
TIA is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, mandated to invest and support innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs to commercialise their technology innovations..
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) Science Forum South Africa, set to take place in Pretoria next month, is successfully raising international awareness of South Africa's capacity across all scientific disciplines, reports the DST..

SA gets its first talking computer

25 Nov 2016 Computing
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The research and development initiative was supported by the Department of Science and Technology and the previous Department of Communications..
The second annual Department of Science and Technology (DST) Science Forum South Africa will be staged at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, next month, serving as the key end-of-year event for the South African science community..

Eager to continue to ignite conversations about science

17 Nov 2016 Business
By Department of Science and Technology

The South African Department of Science and Technology will be hosting the second Science Forum South Africa on 8-9 December, at the CSIR in Pretoria..
The fake Facebook page is the latest social media scam account purported to belong to a government minister or department. Ministers Faith Muthambi and Ngoako Ramatlhodi, the Department of Science and Technology, as well as the Department of Home Affairs have been victims of fake social media accounts in recent months.

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