department of science and technology

Infrastructure development in South Africa

South Africa is on a multibillion-rand development drive to remedy the skewed implementation of infrastructure during the apartheid years, and to meet the demands...

CSIR Conference focuses on SMME programmes

Delegates heard about the growth of and challenges in the industries relating to science and innovation at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's...

Women in Science awards

Women were the largest untapped global reservoir of talent, the audience was reminded at the Women in Science awards, where the country’s leading female...

UWC takes the lead in physics research

A team of students from the University of Western Cape (UWC), led by Professor Nico Orce, is the first African research team to lead...

Youth urged to use science, technology and innovation for change

More than 300 young people engaged with the government and other institutions at an indaba focused on creating opportunities relating to science, technology and...

South Africa’s role in clean energy discussed at Mining Indaba

Production will start at South Africa's first fuel cell component plant by December, it was announced at the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Fuel...

State of the Nation Address 2017: full speech

In his State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma declared 2017 the year of Oliver Reginald Tambo, who would have been 100 had...

Women clean up at cleantech awards

The Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for small and medium enterprises aims to train, mentor and give access to participating entrepreneurs annually. This promises to...

Women clean up at cleantech awards

Women took the lead at the annual Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in South Africa, with four companies owned by women taking awards....

South Africa and China host exhibition for science and technology

The first bi-annual South Africa-China exhibition launched on Thursday, 13 October 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Entrepreneurs, scientists and other professionals...