Department of Science and Technology
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Industry 4.0 calls for collective effort, says minister

Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane highlights the importance of public-private collaboration to ensure SA stays on course when the fourth industrial revolution wave hits.

3:00

Summit unpacks SA sci-tech white paper

The Department of Science and Technology hosted its first summit on the new draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation.

4:20

SA's R&D spend on a steady rise

The country's R&D investments reached R35.6 billion in 2016/2017, indicating an increase in spend compared to the previous period's R32.3 billion.

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SKA initiative upskills students as data scientists

The Square Kilometre Array's human capital programme facilitates the development of 127 bright minds to participate in data management projects.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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