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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The challenges facing countries with developing economies can be staggering and South Africa is no exception. Current solutions are no longer adequate to meet the multi-dimensional social, technological and economic challenges. In this context, does Science hold the answers to unprecedented opportunities for rapid social progress and what values should support its development? The National Research Foundation, together with the Human Science Research Council (HRSC), cordially invites you to a public lecture by world renowned social scientist, Professor Craig Calhoun, whose work connects sociology to culture, communication, politics, philosophy, and economics.
In this lecture, Prof Calhoun will explore the value and values of Science in addressing modern socio- economic realities.
Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Time: 17:00 for 17:30
Venue: Chief Albert Luthuli Auditorium, National Research Foundation, Meiring Naude Road, Pretoria
For inquiries, contact
Sam Lekala: email@example.com
Lerato Mpetshwa: firstname.lastname@example.org or 012 481 4357
Professor Calhoun is the President of the Berggruen Institute; former Director and President of the London School of Economics and Political Science from 2012 to 2016, where he remains a Centennial Professor; and University Professor of Social Sciences at Arizona State University. In addition, he was President of the Social Science Research Council in the United States from 1999 to 2012 and University Professor of the Social Sciences at New York University from 1996 to 2012.
Prof Calhoun has written more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters as well as books, among which his most famous is a study of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Neither Gods Nor Emperors: Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China (California, 1994).
Prof Calhoun’s work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. His recent work has focused on the future of capitalism and on humanitarianism. He has also written on Brexit and the rise of populism. He received his Doctorate in Sociology and History from Oxford University and a Master’s in Social Anthropology from Manchester University. He has edited several books, most recently The Roots of Radicalism as well as Knowledge Matters: The Public Mission of the Research University (with Diana Rhoten) and Nations Matter: Culture, History, and the Cosmopolitan Dream. He co-founded, with Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology at London School of Economics, the NYLON program, which brings together graduate students from New York and London for a cooperative research program.
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