The National Research Foundation (NRF) is responsible for the management of the DST-NRF Internship Programme in which unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment.
The National Development Plan (NDP) for South Africa notes that a significant resurgence of agricultural education and training (AET) is urgently required. A clear outcome of this resurgence should be that AET contributes to a significant increase in job creation in the agricultural sector in South Africa.
JOHANNESBURG, September 11, 2014 - The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor today announced the recipients for top honours in the science and research field at the annual National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards. The award recipients, who are top researchers in South Africa and rated by the NRF, were announced at a ceremony at the Thaba Ya Batswana Eco Hotel in Johannesburg, Gauteng on Thursday, 11 September 2014.
On 9 September 2014, UK and South Africa launched a Newton Fund for science and technology collaboration in Parliament, Cape Town. This new partnership is based on the principles of co-ownership and co-responsibility. The UK-South Africa Newton Fund will bring together contributions from both sides to support science, technology and innovation, creating a catalyst to stimulate socio-economic development in South Africa and more widely across sub-Saharan Africa. Both countries will also be looking actively to work closely with other African countries in this initiative.