Posts tagged as DST

Government to invest R7,8-billion in the knowledge economy

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) plans to invest hundreds of millions of Rands on programmes in the knowledge economy to stimulate economic growth, enhance energy security, and promote the country as a research and development destination. The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, delivered her first budget vote as the department finalises a […]

Young scientists put data to work in solving problems

A group of young data science students could have the answer to help prevent fatalities in South African mines due to seismic activity and rock bursts, with the development of an early warning and monitoring system called “Rock Pulse”. The students are part of a group participating in the Data Science for Impact and Decision […]

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 […]

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 […]