Delegates at the meeting on Entrepreneurship for Africa’s Sustainable Industrialisation.

Entrepreneurship for Africa’s Sustainable Industrialisation

The National Research Foundation (NRF) convened a meeting on Entrepreneurship for Africa’s Sustainable Industrialisation with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Graduate School of Business (University of Cape Town) the Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria) and the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (United Nations University, Japan).

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Next Einstein Forum, Rwanda - Science Africa Workshop

The National Research Foundation (NRF) through the Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) co-hosted a prominent pre-event to the 2018 Next Einstein Forum in Kigali, Rwanda on Pan-African Initiatives for Research Capacity Building. The workshop was co-hosted by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Rwanda’s National Council for Science and Technology (NCST).

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“I am particularly humbled by the overwhelming support that I have received within the university community” – Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng on her appointment as UCT’s new VC.

Top spot for Phakeng

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, currently the deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation at UCT, has been appointed by Council as the new vice-chancellor of the university with effect from 1 July 2018. Professor Phakeng will take over from Dr Max Price, who has held the position since 2008.

The UCT Council congratulated Professor Phakeng on reaching this milestone in her career.

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SA/Germany Joint S&T Cooperation: WATNET Stakeholders’ Workshop

South Africa and Germany have had a long standing bilateral partnership in science and technology aimed at promoting and supporting joint research projects in different themes that have been identified as strategic between the two countries. For the 2016 bilateral call 12 joint research were approved and funded for a 4-year period (2017 – 2020) in the broad thematic area of Bio-economy and Resource Management.

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SA A-Rated Researcher Wins AU's Kwame Nkrumah Award

President Jacob Zuma on Sunday congratulated South African scientist Professor Robert Millar on winning the prestigious African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah award.

Speaking following Professor Millar’s win of the award on Sunday, President Zuma said the development of science and technology is essential for improving the lives of Africa’s people.

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BRICS Universities

Stellenbosch, 05 - 07 July 2018


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SA/Norway Concluding Conference and SA/France 20-year celebration of Science and Technology

On 4-5 December 2017, the National Research Foundation’s Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS) Directorate, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Research Council of Norway (RCN) hosted a concluding conference of the third Phase of the SA/ Norway Research Co-operation on Climate Change, the Environment and Clean Energy (SANCOOP). Phase III of SANCOOP started in 2014 and will lapse the end of December 2017.

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