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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...

Science and technology can be answer to Africa’s challenges

Minister Naledi Pandor believes science and technology hold the key to solving the economic and social ills - such as water scarcity, food security and disease burdens - that are holding back South Africa and the rest of the continent.

Science Forum to ignite conversations about science and society

This week's inaugural Science Forum South Africa will provide a public science forum for discussions on the role of science in society in South Africa, across the continent, and globally, writes Science And Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

New push for careers in science and innovation

An information portal has been launched by the Department of Science and Technology designed to inspire pupils and students to become scientists and engineers. Alongside career insight, it includes information on things such as bursaries and funding in the sector.

Pandor taking a stand against xenophobia

Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has expressed her dismay at the recent xenophobic attacks and said that some of South Africa's scientific achievements may not have been possible without eminent African scientists working in our universities and science councils.

Pandor gets SA’s first smart ID card

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor has become the first person to receive one of South Africa's new smart ID cards, containing biometric data embedded in a microchip and designed to cut down on fraud while enabling faster delivery of government services.