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.
Every year, the United Nations (UN) celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and this year the day will be commemorated on Sunday, 11 February 2018.
NRF and the First Rand Foundation working together to Shape the Research Workforce of the future through a programme for Black academics and persons with disabilities
The National Research Foundation (NRF), in line with its transformation agenda towards changing the profile of the research workforce, has embarked on a strategic partnership with the FirstRand Foundation (FRF) in introducing a new programme directed at supporting Black Academics and persons with disabilities at South African public universities.
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.