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.
The NRF's International Relations and Cooperation (IRC) business unit hosted a delegation from Iran 29 July 2015. The purpose of the visit by the group, which consisted of representatives of the Iranian Ministry of Science, Reseach and Technology (MSRT), the National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB) and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was to discuss joint research collaboration between the two countries as well as the Researchers’ Workshop on Biotechnology which is to be held in Tehran, Iran in November.