science and technology

Science, technology and higher education merged

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils his team to carry the sixth administration forward, and details merger of key departments.


DOC welcomes fourth minister in four years

Frequent leadership changes at the DOC raise concerns about the ministry's mandate, while Naledi Pandor's shuffle marks a huge gain for education.


DOC ushers in new minister

Nomvula Mokonyane was appointed new communications minister in last night's Cabinet reshuffle.


DST budget prioritises human capital development

With a R7.5 billion budget, the department aims to use science and technology to boost SA's economic growth.

Apr 25, 2017

SA, China strengthen science and tech partnership

Minister Naledi Pandor signs memorandums of understanding to boost collaboration between SA and China in science and technology.


Talking science year-round

Creating conversations about science and technology can help drive innovation and progress for everyone, says UWC Research Head Prof Thandi Mgwebi.

Aug 8, 2016

DST introduces NextGen100 youth initiative

A hundred talented young people will be mentored and supported by the Department of Science and Technology to establish technology-based SMEs.

Oct 9, 2015

Ramaphosa pushes science as critical enabler

Science "is critical to our development as a nation and as a continent", deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa told an audience at the CSIR yesterday.


SKA to spend R2.1bn over three years

South Africa's astronomy partnership will spend about R2.1?billion over the next three years, this afternoon's budget speech reveals.


Pandor on US charm offensive

The Department of Science and Technology looks to establish strong ties to its US counterparts and build partnership networks.


R1.1bn more for SKA project

The first antennae for SA's demonstration MeerKAT project will be completed in the new financial year.


More money for SKA

The Square Kilometre Array project will receive R30 million more for broadband.

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