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From left: The Minister, Director-General and Dr Paterson discuss the National Fish Collection with Senior Curation Officer, Nkosinathi Mazungula (Photo: Steven Lang)

Minister Visits SAIAB at SciFest Africa

A very special space evolves each year at NRF-SAIAB's pop-up science centre, Water World, at Scifest Africa. 2018 was made extra special as we had the honour this year to be visited by the newly appointed Minister of the Department of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, and the Director-General, Dr Phil Mjwara, on Friday afternoon.

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Dr Olaf Weyl

Inland fisheries the major focus of new Research Chair at NRF-SAIAB

Inland fisheries are highly relevant in southern Africa because they provide an opportunity for socio-economic benefits including, jobs, rural livelihoods, food security and economic development based on the small-scale fishing and recreational fishing value chains. Sustainable development in this sector will require capacity to assess and manage fisheries to ensure sustainable utilisation and promote the economic and social well-being of the harvesting fisheries.

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