The National Research Foundation was established as an independant government agency, through the National Research Foundation Act [Act No.23 of 1998].
The NRF receives its mandate from the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998, as amended). According to Section 3 of the Act, the object of the NRF is to contribute to national development by:
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Africa’s leading research facility for accelerator based science. Probing fundamental structure and the origins of matter; Advancing the understanding of condensed matter; Impacting the Societal need through provision for the health and environmental sector
The iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences is the continents' biggest facility for particle and nuclear research.
The SAAO is a national facility of the NRF and the national centre for optical and infrared astronomy in South Africa.
SAEON is a national platform for detecting, translating and predicting environmental change.
SAIAB provides unique skills and infrastructure support in marine, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems research, molecular research, collections and bioinformatics.
SARAO is a national facility of the NRF and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as MeerKAT and KAT-7 telescopes in the Karoo, (HartRAO) in Gauteng...
South Africa’s innovation revolution must assist in solving our society’s deep and pressing socio-economic challenges. Global competitiveness, shrinking resource availability, and the requirements of a skilled labour force mean that, increasingly, an awareness and understanding of why science and research are critical to our lives is essential for developing an innovation culture.
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The NRF provides leading-edge research infrastructure platforms that ensure that the national research enterprise has the requisite infrastructure to undertake globally competitive discovery science, train the next generation of researchers, support engagement with science by and with the public and promote innovation that positively impacts society, the environment, the economy.
The annual NRF Awards recognize and celebrate South African research excellence. The awards presented to researchers are in two categories, the ratings linked awards and special recognition awards.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) conducts its procurement of goods, services, and works in accordance with its Supply Chain Management Policy in a manner that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive, and cost-effective
The National Research Foundation (NRF) is guided by its Supply Chain Management Policy in its procurement of goods and services. The Policy sets out the prescripts issued by National Treasury with the exact note referenced in the footnotes. The Supply Chain Management policy adheres to the National Treasury’s prescribed supply chain system framework.
The NRF’s Supply Chain Management Policy and the conduct of supply chain management at the NRF seeks to give effect to section 217 of the South African Constitution which requires that all procurement of goods and services must be done in a manner that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.
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The National Research Foundation (NRF), in collaboration with Walter Sisulu University (WSU), invites members of the media to the launch of a state-of-the-art Rural Coastal Sustainability Laboratory at the university’s Mthatha Campus on 24 January 2024. The facility is made possible through funding by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF), under the Joint Marine Laboratories (JML) programme.
A five-year initiative implemented through the NRF-South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (NRF-SAIAB), the JML is intended to bolster marine science research at four historically disadvantaged institutions (HDIs); being WSU, University of Zululand (UNIZULU), University of Western the Cape (UWC) and University of Fort Hare (UFH). WSU will become the fourth institution to launch the JML programme’s Rural Coastal Sustainability Laboratory. Launches at the three other institutions happened in 2022 and 2023.
Says NRF CEO, Dr Fulufhelo Nelwamondo, “The WSU laboratory launch will be another milestone achieved under the JML programme, which is linked to the NRF-SAIAB African Coelacanth Ecosystem (ACEP) Phuhlisa Programme. In partnership with the DSI, we have been supporting marine science at the four HDIs for over a decade through this bold programme. We have focused on providing funding to ensure infrastructure access at the HDIs. The NRF trusts that the laboratories provided through the JML programme will advance marine research, and also increase the pool of researchers and technicians available to manage and protect South Africa’s marine resources.”
The WSU launch event will be addressed by dignitaries and academics from the NRF, WSU and DSI.
Launch event Details:Venue: Biological and Environmental Sciences Department, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha Campus, Eastern CapeDates: 24 January 2024Time: 10:00
For attendance enquiries, please contact: Bongani Nkosi, Media Relations Officer, NRF, +27 61 477 3064 firstname.lastname@example.org; and/or Anita Roji, Communication Officer, WSU, +27 66 281 1349, email@example.com.
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