Department of Science and Technology
3:50

New HIRAX telescope to explore dark energy, radio flashes

SA launches HIRAX, a multimillion-rand radio telescope that will help the country take the lead in the new age of radio astronomy and scientific exploration.

2:30

SA debuts MeerKAT radio telescope

After a decade in design and construction, the 64-dish radio telescope is now officially ready to complete science operations.

3:10

WEF to establish Industry 4.0 centre in SA

This will be one of 12 global centres that aim to better understand how these technologies can have a positive impact on humanity.

3:10

Bigger budget for science, tech initiatives

Millions will be spent on programmes to boost the number of knowledge workers in SA, says minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

2:40

Govt eases R&D tax rebate bottlenecks

Government sets up measures to boost access to the research and development tax incentive programme, which fell short of expectations.

2:20

Minister warns about appropriating innovation

Naledi Pandor challenges delegates attending the Gauteng Technology Innovation Conference to develop solutions that will not isolate vulnerable citizens.

4:30

Science Forum South Africa 2017 wraps up on high note

The forum ended with the announcement of new research chairs and a commitment to enhancing science and technology understanding among parliamentarians.

4:30

Science Forum South Africa 2017 wraps up on a high note

The Department of Science and Technology's Science Forum South Africa 2017 ended on a high note in Pretoria on 8 December, with the announcement of new research chairs and a commitment to enhancing science and technology understanding among parliamentarians.

2:10
Dec 11, 2017

SA seeks to host 2021 World Science Forum

The Department of Science and Technology is fast-tracking plans to host the event.

3:00

Pockets of innovation growing in SA

South Africa could be on the cusp of an innovation boom, says the Department of Science and Technology.

3:30
Dec 6, 2017

Future-proofing SA as world heads towards super-smart society

Dr Phil Mjwara, Director-General of Science and Technology, wants South Africa to gear up towards becoming a super-smart society.

3:50

R32bn invested in SA's research and development

Despite economic challenges, institutional sectors continued to invest in the country's research and development efforts.