Invitation to participate in shaping the National STI Foresight Exercise 2018 The National Advisory Council on Innovation is undertaking a Foresight exercise concerning the application of Science, Technology and Innovation in South Africa, with a 2030 time horizon.
The Minister of Science and Technology hereby invites interested parties to nominate candidates to be considered for appointment to the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), which is being reconstituted in terms of the NACI Act, 1997 (Act No. 55 of 1997).
The private sector needs to partner with government in providing digital technologies to schools in a bid improve the standard of education countrywide.
South Africa’s state of innovation and how it impacts the economy will come under the spotlight in Pretoria, on Thursday, 28 September, at the release of the latest indicators on science, technology and innovation.
The Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Indicators report is released annually by the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) and provides data about the performance of the country’s system of innovation including a basis to facilitate dialogue on topical issues on policy.
NACI Symposium took place under the theme: Strengthening of the Local Innovation Systems for Achievement of the National Objectives.
Symposium on STI Indicators for Sustainable and Inclusive Socio-economic Development – where are we?
NACI invites you to the Symposium under the theme: the role of science, technology and innovation indicators in monitoring South Africa`s inclusive socio-economic development.
The third Meeting of the Global Forum of National Advisory Councils will be hosted by NACI with support from the Department of Science and Technology.
Following on the success of the first and second SFSA in 2015 and 2016, the third will be held from 7 – 8 December 2017 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.
The event provides Africa with its first “open science” event, similar to forums convened with great success elsewhere in the world. The two-day programme brings together more than 1 500 participants for discussion and debate in plenary sessions, short seminars and individual lectures (labelled as “Science talks.” The SFSA also includes an exhibition and public outreach activities.
The release of the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) reports for grades five and nine provoked once more another storm of debates as South Africans grapple with the reasons behind the perceived poor performance in mathematics and science. This coincides with the Department of Basic Education’s announcement of 20% mathematics pass rate due to a large number of pupils who pass all subjects except mathematics and are subsequently forced to fail the grade as mathematics is one of the compulsory subjects to pass.