Department of Science and Technology

SA's new sci-tech roadmap speaks to Industry 4.0

The new science, technology and innovation policy looks to ensure SA benefits from the rapid technological shifts brought by the fourth industrial revolution.


SA locks in deal to establish SKA Observatory

After four years of negotiations, the country concludes the process that will see the establishment of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory.


R27m cash injection for satellite programme

The science and technology ministry commits financial backing to support the Cape Peninsula University of Technology's satellite programme.


SKA team completes key infrastructure designs

The Square Kilometre Array team completes all essential infrastructure designs required for the first phase of the radio telescope project.


Science and tech department marks 23 years of Scifest

The country's national science festival offers exhibitions, workshops, lectures and science talks, with researchers locally and abroad.


Failed UKZN rocket test launch a 'learning experience'

The science and technology department will continue supporting the university's efforts to launch a sounding rocket, saying it remains important to local engineering.


UKZN rocket readies for lift off

The University of KwaZulu-Natal prepares to test-launch a sounding rocket in the Western Cape.

Feb 12, 2019

Parliament hosts Industry 4.0 exhibition

The National Assembly participates in its first exhibition showcasing the country's readiness for rapid advances in ICT.


Tech-driven human settlements roadmap in the pipeline

The master plan seeks to flesh out how government can use science, technology and innovation to secure smart, green households and neighbourhoods in SA.

Jan 29, 2019

Africa tech conference to offer Industry 4.0 solutions

The City of Cape Town prepares to host the inaugural Africa Tech Week conference, which looks to attract businesses focused on digital disruption.


SANSA earns global recognition

The local space agency is named one of the providers of space weather information for the aviation sector.


SA's nanosatellite ready for blast-off

South Africa's second nanosatellite will be launched into space from Russia.

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