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 hosted a stakeholders’ workshop on Friday 4 November 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria. The purpose of the workshop was to provide a platform to discuss the NACI draft report with various stakeholders of the NSI across public and private sectors
The stakeholder consultation workshop, that was organised by the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) on the 21 October 2016 at the Innovation Hub Conference Center in Pretoria, was viewed by delegates as a great step towards the development of South African Innovation Scorecard.
The National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) hosts a Seminar on Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy. The seminar will be held on the 5th of October 2016 at Sheraton Hotel from 18:30 to 21:00.
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 NACI cordially invites you to a workshop on the performance analysis of a National System of Innovation (NSI).
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.