Department Of Science And Technology

Secure water future for South Africa through an innovative sanitation market

We have to change our mindset for a sustainable future

Monitoring the impact of the weather on Northern Cape tourism

Some tourist sites like Namaqualand are weather-dependent; increasing the number of tourists is vital

Harvesting the benefits of data

Data is becoming increasingly valuable - and the ability to read it timeously

Building a new generation of local data scientists

Projects include monitoring the effects of climate change on South Africa's coastline

Access to clean, safe water for all is possible

Consumption of unsafe water contributes to a downward spiral of health and poverty

Ancient DNA research makes important addition to our understanding of human history

Modern humans have been around a lot longer than was previously thought

Students in DSIDE programme come up with innovative solutions

An early warning system could help lower fatalities in SA mines

Research, development and innovation remain important in the mining sector

South Africa's mineral wealth must translate into wealth for all

Protecting and preserving indigenous knowledge

The benefits of cumulative innovation associated with indigenous knowledge must accrue to its holders

MPs to get science classes

Political buy-in is vital to science and research, particularly in a constrained economic environment.

Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul

To stimulate innovation in the agriculture sector, education and training is in dire need of substantial reform.

Fracking in Karoo gets a R108m injection

The department of science and technology saw its budget increase steadily since its formation in 2002.

Latest

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences