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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Africa needs science to advance

“Africa cannot advance without investing in science,” science and technology minister Naledi Pandor told the opening session of the Science Forum. Investment in research and development (R&D) is considered an important metric in economic competitiveness, growth and job creation. However, while Pandor flags the need to invest more in science and technology, South Africa is consistently failing to meet its

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