Posts tagged as technology

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 […]

Save the date for KITE 2017

KZN Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) 2017, will be held once again at the Durban Exhibition Centre, from 25 to 28 July 2017, and promises to bring high calibre visitors focused on sourcing new technology and services. With 2015 attendance figures showing that 97% of visitors were from KwaZulu-Natal, the exhibition provides an extremely targeted marketing […]

Africa’s economy must invest in science in order to advance

“Across the world nations increasingly seek to harness the potential of science as an instrument for growth and development. Science is also an integral part of the global effort to advance sustainable development”, said South Africa’s minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor at the opening of Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) which was hosted […]