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Department of Science and Technology

Department of Science and Technology
Private Bag X894

Tel: 012 843 6300
Fax: 0865507028
Contact: Mr Leluma Matooane

• Vision – To create a prosperous society that derives enduring and equitable benefits from science and technology

• Mission – To develop, coordinate and manage a National System of Innovation (NSI) that will bring about maximum human capital, sustainable economic growth and improved quality of life for all Strategic objectives

• To develop the innovation capacity of the NSI and thereby contribute to socio-economic development

• To enhance South Africa’s knowledge-generation capacity in order to produce world-class research outputs and turn some

 advanced findings into innovation products and process.

• To develop appropriate science, technology and innovation human capital to meet the needs of society.

• To build and train the next generation of researchers and enable technology development and transfer as well as knowledge interchange.

To position South Africa as a strategic international RDI partner and destination through the exchange of knowledge, capacity and resource between South Africa and its regional and other international partners, thereby strengthening the INSI.