Posts tagged as Naledi Pandor

Industry-assisted technical training the way forward for SA

The government has committed itself to intensify its focus on the training of young people in technical artisan trades to reduce unemployment and foster entrepreneurship in South Africa. Speaking at the launch of the Technical Education for Communities (TEC) initiative at the Sedibeng Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college in Sebokeng recently, Naledi […]

Battery pilot could power up 1600 jobs

A new research pilot plant for manufacturing materials used in batteries could ultimately lead to the creation of 1600 jobs.  Science and Technology Minister, Naledi Pandor, launched the Lithium Ion Battery (LIB) precursor pilot plant facility, established in partnership with the University of Limpopo, in Mbombela this week. The facility’s project manager, Danie Theron, said […]

Collaboration and integration key factors in South African space strategy

  This speech was given by Naledi Pandor, the Minister of Science and Technology, at the 2017 International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment (ISRSE) on 8 May 2017 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria. South Africa has a long history in space science and technology. However, it was […]

Government to ramp up research and development

  The government aims to double the investment in research and development (R&D) from the 2014/15 figure of 0,77% to 1,5% of gross domestic product (GDP). Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, said that this means doubling the 2014/2015 investment of R29-billion to roughly R60-billion each year until. Pandor was speaking at the launch […]

Minister unhappy with science and technology budget vote

  South Africa is not investing enough in science, technology and innovation. “If we do not change this trend, we will be overtaken by nations that have less capacity and knowledge resources than we have”, the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor told Parliament during her budget vote. “Failure to address the funding of […]