Science And Technology Department

Science and technology: The key to addressing youth unemployment

Cyril Ramaphosa and Naledi Pandor have a particularly pro-intellectual stance, pushing science and technology as a way to drive economic growth.

Germany backs out from SKA

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 kaMagwaza-Msibi appointed to Cabinet

NFP leader Zanele ka Magwaza-Msibi has accepted her appointment as the new deputy minister of science and technology.

TIA chair seeks Hawks probe into Ramphele’s trust

A trust founded by Agang SA head Mamphela Ramphele is at the centre of an investigation into corruption at the Technology Innovation Agency.

Amendment Bill set to curtail powers of sci-tech committee

The Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill will preserve the separation of powers between the government and Parliament, says Derek Hanekom.

Sci-tech summit moves towards co-ordinating research in SA

Speakers at the country's first ever science and technology summit say co-ordinated science research is vital to address poverty in South Africa.

Indigenous knowledge theft still a concern

Indigenous knowledge, such as the Khoikhoi's use of hoodia as an appetite suppressant, have a history of being appropriated by large corporations.

Politics is not rocket science but it helps if you know a little

Derek Hanekom has taken over the department of science and technology after eight years as its deputy. The M&G sat down with him for a cappuccino.

SKA funding hangover looms

A major partner in the SKA project has already pulled out and the costs of the project are set to balloon. Lisa Steyn reports.

Press Releases

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.