The top 10 things you need to know about SA’s R&D survey

The National Survey of Research and Experimental Development is a delicious smorgasbord of numbers, a snapshot of South Africa’s National System of Innovation. For those who don’t have the time to read the report (or have an aversion to deciphering the numbers), here are the highlights: 1. In 2014-15, South Africa spent R29.345-billion on research and development (R&D). That’s up

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SA’s Pandor wins major science diplomacy award

Science and technology minister Naledi Pandor was this weekend awarded one of science’s most prestigious global diplomacy prizes. The award, presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to furthering science diplomacy. Pandor, speaking after the awards ceremony in Boston in the United States on Saturday, said that

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Square Kilometre Array needed to train next generation of scientists — Pandor

Flagship initiatives such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project “have the potential to support our training and production of the next generation of scientists and technologists in Africa”, science and technology minister Naledi Pandor told the opening plenary of South Africa’s inaugural Science Forum. “Scientists need iconic, challenging initiatives that will respond to their search for new knowledge and

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