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SA innovation gets a boost

18 Sep 2017 Business
By Tracy Burrows

Phil Mjwara, director general at the Department of Science and Technology..
The event, presented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the Technology Innovation Agency and the National Intellectual Property Management Office, offers a rare opportunity for local innovation projects to be presented to potential investors and commercialisation partners..
Department of Science and Technology minister Naledi Pandor has been vocal about the importance of STEM education and the potential of pursuing careers in the science and technology sector. In the 2016/2017 financial year, the Gauteng Department of Education  invested R21.
The Department of Science and Technology is staging its Innovation Bridge technology showcase and matchmaking exhibition this month..
The Innovation Bridge, first initiated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in 2015, provides a valuable opportunity for national and international technology-based companies, technology entrepreneurs, investors, financiers and other technology commercialisation partners to access the latest and best technology offerings from South Africa's universities, science councils, companies supported by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and other government and private sector commercialisation support organisations..

SASSA vows to curb illegal deductions

21 Aug 2017 Security
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini adds: "We are working with the Department of Science and Technology, through the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. They have been able to put together a biometrics system that will take us forward.

ICASA's revolving CEO door

17 Aug 2017 Telecoms
By Paula Gilbert

Pongwana's predecessor was Themba Dlamini, who led the authority from November 2010 to the end of October 2013. He joined after leaving his role as deputy director-general of the Department of Science and Technology.
The EMTIP was established at the Nelson Mandela University in 2013, by the Technology Innovation Agency, a specialist agency of the Department of Science and Technology..
In a statement, the Department of Science and Technology says the degree is in recognition of the role the minister plays in the promotion of science, not only in Africa, but globally..
The challenge partners are TIA, the Department of Science and Technology, the Embassy of Switzerland in SA and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation..
Now in its 37th year, the expo is endorsed by the Department of Public Enterprises, Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Basic Education and has also received recognition from the Presidency..
This was before the minister delivered the Budget Vote of the Department of Science and Technology in Parliament. Pandor embarked on a tour of the exhibition at the Iziko Museum, where SKA SA joined other exhibitors for the showcase.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will use a significant portion of its 2017/18 budget to develop human capital and modernise research infrastructure..
Department of Science and Technology minister Naledi Pandor  said the initiative will improve access to science and technology for the community..

CSIR intros laser tech to SMEs

25 Apr 2017 Business
By Admire Moyo

The CSIR receives an annual grant from Parliament, through the Department of Science and Technology, which accounts for close to 40% of its total income..
reHealthAfrica is the result of a partnership of the accelerator, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST). It is aimed at stimulating more open innovation and development within the African mobile health and wellness sector.
This is one of the biggest findings from a study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and autonomous research and development (R&D) organisation, Mintek..
"The Department of Science and Technology attributes this to the research chairs initiative and postgraduate bursaries, which are helping to expand the pipeline of researcher workforce. The ratio of researchers per 1 000 employed was 1.
Minister in the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Naledi Pandor is looking for new candidates to serve on the (HSRC) board..
 "The intellectual property has been protected by NECSA and UCT with a contribution from the Department of Science and Technology's National IP Management Office," he says. "The advantages of the new compound over conventional cancer diagnostics and therapeutic procedures are many and include improved diagnosis and treatment, reduced patient recovery time, increased survival rates, and significantly lower pharmacological toxicity and side effects.

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