Posts tagged as R&D

Growth in South Africa’s expenditure on R&D

Spending on research and development (R&D) in South Africa continues to increase, although at a slower rate than before. This is the key finding of the 2017/18 National Research and Experimental Development Survey, which was published in October 2019. South Africa’s gross expenditure on research and development (GERD) amounted to R38,725-billion at current rand values […]

Importance of R&D and specifically energy R&D

Undoubtedly, the world faces serious challenges in recent times concerning future energy sustainability and security. In order to transform the “dangerous” path of the energy and environmental conditions thus far, it is widely accepted that the most crucial role is to be played by accumulation of knowledge that can be converted into technological progress and […]

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 […]