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.
Within the next five years, the aim is to begin to more fully embed engagement in and with science in the core NRF missions of supporting and promoting new knowledge and growing new knowledge workers. This is led by the formulation of an acceptable NRF position on engaged research which will guide the NRF approach…
NRF | SAASTA is the NRF business division tasked with leading and coordinating the science engagement programme across the NRF and beyond. The NRF is equally committed to ensuring that the science engagement leadership and national coordination role…
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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Pretoria, South Africa: The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) concluded an historic Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on Thursday, 13 October 2022 to support research and research support activities in the humanities and social sciences. The MoA will result in a number of research initiatives by the two organisations.
“The MoA provides an overarching framework within which specific activities will be conceptualised, agreed upon and implemented by respective business divisions of the HSRC and the NRF. Further, it improves the efficiencies in implementing the relationship between the NRF and the HSRC,” said Dr Fulufhelo Nelwamondo, the NRF’s Chief Executive Officer.
In the recent past, the HSRC and NRF have collaborated in the implementation of the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this collaboration, the HSRC leads the initiative’s technical interventions to support the integration of gender and inclusivity in research and research support activities of the participating Sub-Saharan Africa Science Granting Councils (SGCs).
Of significance, the HSRC led a seminal study to contribute a greater understanding of intersectionality as a framework that supports inclusive gender transformation, with a focus on the strategic role of SGCs in advancing equality. Adopting a mixed methods design, the project aimed to establish the extent and the way in which an intersectional framework is integrated throughout the grant-making, human capital development and research cycles. It produced critical recommendations for action by science granting councils.
The signing of the new MoA will allow for continued engagement between the NRF and HSRC to support the SGCs in implementing recommendations advanced by the study.
Two additional projects will be implemented in the immediate term. Firstly, the HSRC, through Prof Sharlene Swartz, will provide academic leadership to the NRF in the execution of a new global research programme on young people and relational well-being in 12 countries in the Global South, namely Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Romania, Senegal, Tanzania, South Africa, and Vietnam.
Secondly, the NRF and HSRC will collaborate on a project on engaged research that seeks to explore ways in which an agenda can be established, and these research principles and methods be strengthened, sustained, and leveraged for impact across the NSI.
“This MOA provides an opportunity for the NRF and HSRC to collaborate seamlessly in the immediate and long term in implementing projects that contribute to building the research enterprise in South Africa, on the continent and beyond”, said Prof Leickness Simbayi, Acting CEO: HSRC.
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