In support of the SDGs: SA-Japan University Forum, Tokyo, Japan

The Third South Africa-Japan University Forum (SAJU) was held during 15 and 16 July 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The Forum, established in 2007, provides a dedicated and strategic platform for research and development engagement between higher education institutions in the two countries.

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Norway-South Africa Science Week 2017

Pretoria & Cape Town, South Africa, 04 - 08 December 2017

Following the successful 2016 Science Week on Value Creation in Ocean Space –  New Opportunities in the Blue Economy, the 2017 theme will be Green Maritime – Sustainable use of the Ocean with the objective to explore opportunities for further cooperation between South Africa and Norway related to higher education, research, innovation and new business development. 

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IDRC and the National Research Foundation announce winning projects under new South Africa-Canada Research Chairs Initiative

July 4, 2017 NAIROBI – Today, Jean Lebel, President of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and Dr. Molapo Qhobela, CEO of South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), announced the winning projects under the new South Africa–Canada Research Chairs Initiative.

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NRF Stakeholder Engagement Workshop and Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) Annual Regional Meeting

During 3-7 July 2017, the NRF is hosting more than 100 representatives of science granting councils, universities, embassies and science ministries from 18 African countries for a stakeholder engagement workshop and the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa Annual Regional Meeting (ARM) in Pretoria, South Africa. The workshops present an opportunity to share experiences, network, and engage in robust discussions to support effectiveness in the implementation of science granting council mandates.

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Stakeholder Engagement Workshop and Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) Annual Regional Meeting

NRF, Pretoria, 03-07 July 2017


The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa is hosting a stakeholder engagement workshop to provide a platform for robust discussions on modalities employed by science granting councils (SGC) in, viz.,

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Prof Felix Dapare Dakora

NRF Grantholder, Prof Felix Dapare Dakora, Appointed President of African Academy of Science

Prof Felix Dapare Dakora, Plant and Soil Biotechnology Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria and NRF grantholder, has been appointed President of the African Academy of Science (AAS), leading the body's new Governing Council for a three-year term. Prof Dakora replaces Prof Aderemi Kuku, a Nigeria-born mathematician who was President from 2014 to 2017.

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