Department of Science and Technology

Sci-tech ministry earmarks R5bn for innovative start-ups

The fund is designed to largely de-risk the early stages of technology commercialisation and business development.


SKA gets ability to monitor sky in unprecedented detail

An international consortium has completed the engineering design work of the Square Kilometre Array's science data processor.


Nzimande urges more innovation investment

Minister Blade Nzimande encourages South African business to boost investment in innovation to ensure the country becomes more competitive.


SA students ready to cultivate sci-tech skills in China

Seven students from local universities will be part of the year-long South Africa-China Young Scientists Exchange Programme.

Apr 16, 2019

Affiliate Centre will prepare SA for Industry 4.0

The planned centre, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, will ensure SA quickly moves towards the fourth industrial revolution.


New initiative supports SA's grassroots innovations

The science and technology ministry and Technology Innovation Agency step up support for local innovators, to ensure their tech inventions are commercialised.


Environmental licence for SKA phase one gets green light

Government gazettes the environmental policy that makes way for phase one construction of the Square Kilometre Array project.


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.

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