South Africa’s still in the R&D doldrums: the 10 things you need to know

South Africa’s latest R&D figures were slipped into the public domain last week, with none of the fanfare of previous years. It is easy to understand why. Science and technology minister Naledi Pandor has been pushing increased investment in research and development, and these figures seem to show that no one is listening.

The hopeful possibility is that it is taking time for the effects of interventions — like the R&D tax incentive and the IP legislation — to be felt.


Here are the top 10 things you need to know about the latest National Survey of Research and Experimental Development.

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