Government departments to fund research chairs, but science minister says more can be done to improve inter-departmental co-operation.
It is however unlikely that Cabinet will touch the politically hot potato that would make an even larger difference: teaching.
A National Advisory Council on Innovation shake-up is to improve communication between council and Minister Naledi Pandor amid an influx of new blood.
The landmark agreement will see both countries make investments to foster developments in key institutions.
The science and technology minister says research grants need to be significantly increased in order to increase the number of PhDs.
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor is pleased Germany's withdrawal is not due to lack of confidence in the Square Kilometre Array project.
NFP leader Zanele kaMagwazi-Msibi has taken her oath as the new deputy minister for science and technology.
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has set an ambitious 2019 target for total spend on research and development during her term.
A member of the Economic Freedom Fighters has died outside the high court in Pretoria, where the party is fighting the IEC's registration fees.
First-time applicants and pensioners born in January or February have been invited to apply for ID cards to replace their green identity books.
The home affairs minister has urged South Africans not to apply for smart ID cards before being invited, according to their month of birth, to do so.
At the ANC gala dinner in Nelspruit, ministers share what aspects of the ANC's 2014 manifesto most excites them and what challenges the party faces.
The premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom", which chronicles the life of Nelson Mandela, had many ministers in tears.
Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor Naledi Pandor will make a statement once a probe on how Samantha Lewthwaite obtained her passport is finalised.
A South African passport alleged to have been used by Samantha Lewthwaite to enter Kenya had been issued in Durban but was "cancelled" in 2011.
The ANC has expressed contentment as members of the party's national working committee have been sent to Tlokwe to campaign ahead of by-elections.
Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor has announced that the smart ID card system will be officially launched on July 18.
It is children and young people in South Africa who are encouraged to learn about science.