KAS Hosts Nursing Intervention Workshop

On Wednesday, 01 August 2018, the National Research Foundation’s Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS) directorate hosted the Nursing Intervention Workshop for the candidates involved in the NRF/SANTRUST Doctoral Programme. The aim of the workshop was to afford the Doctoral candidates an opportunity to showcase their studies and the support they received from the programme.

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4th National Conference on Global Change

Polokwane, 03 - 06 December 2018

The Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation, in partnership with the University of Limpopo and the Limpopo Provincial Government, are organising a four‐day National Conference on Global Change. The conference will take place in Polokwane from 3 to 6 December 2018

The central theme for the 2018 National Global Change Conference is “Sustainable futures through science and innovation”

The specific objectives of the 2018 conference are to:

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Researchers from Iran and South Africa enhance scientific relations between the two countries at a workshop held in Pretoria from 05 to 07 June 2018

South Africa & Iran enhance science relations between the two countries

On 31 May 2000 the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran (MSRT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective of enhancing scientific relations between the two countries. With this Agreement, the Parties are currently supporting six (6) research projects in the fields of biotechnology, marine and oceanographic studies. The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the MSRT, are the implementing agencies of this agreement.

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NRF/STINT Researchers’ Launching Workshop, 13-14 March 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), had a 2-day kick-off and launching workshop for the 2018 jointly funded projects under the Swedish/South Africa Science and Technology Cooperation. The workshop took place on 13-14 March 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. The objectives of the workshop were to:

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South Africa’s Science and Technology Visit to Iran, 11-12 November 2017

The NRF's Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS) Directorate, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), made a Ministerial visit to Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran on 11-12 November 2017. The South African delegation was led by H.E. Minister Naledi Pandor who met with different Iranian Ministers including H.E. Prof Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Vice President for Science and Technology, Minister of Health and Medical Education, and Minister of Energy.

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Knowledge Advancement & Support (KAS)



The Knowledge Advancement & Support (KAS) directorate contributes to the promotion and support of research by facilitating the advancement of the frontiers of existing and development of new fields of knowledge, and the necessary associated research capacity in the context of national research, developmental challenges and strategic initiatives.