Posts tagged as technology

Climbing the value chain: renewable energy manufacturing

  Discussing skills development can be a buzzword exercise and often sticky terrain in especially the renewable energy sector, because despite noble intentions and local content policies, most renewable energy jobs in South Africa are at the bottom of the value change, and are semi-skilled and often only temporary. The East London Industrial Development Zone […]

High school pupils exposed to science and technology careers

  The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) hosted its yearly science fair to promote science and technology careers to learners at its main campus in May 2016. Grade 10 to 12 pupils with an interest in mathematics and science were invited to the fair. The CSIR holds a number of career-focused events each […]

South Africa leaps into bio-manufacturing

  South Africa took a leap into bio-manufacturing with the opening of the Bio-Manufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on 13 May 2016. The aim of the centre is to support small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in meeting their customers’ needs within short time-frames and to […]

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 […]