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NACI Council

The Council consists of:

  • a Chairperson appointed by the Minister;
  • the Chief Executive Officer;
  • an officer of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) appointed by the Minister with the concurrence of the Minister of Trade and Industry;

16-20 Members appointed by the Minister after consultation with the Minister’s Committee, and after submission to the Cabinet for notification.

The members of NACI, other than the CEO and the officer from DTI, are appointed in their personal capacity due to their outstanding achievement in any field of Science & Technology, or in the context of innovation, special knowledge, experience and insight into the role and contribution of innovation, in promoting and achieving national and provincial objectives.

The chairperson of NACI has direct access to the Minister and members of the Minister’s Committee to submit and discuss any report of NACI, any minutes of a meeting of NACI, or any other matter relating to the functioning of NACI.

The full Council meets four times a year.

NACI Council Members

 

NACI Chairperson

Dr Shadrack Moephuli

Dr Shadrack Moephuli

NACI Acting CEO

Dr Mlungisi Cele

Dr Mlungisi Cele

Acting Chief Executive Officer
National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI)

NACI Council Members

Ms Claire Busetti

Ms Claire Busetti

Executive
SiMODiSA

Ms Funeka Khumalo

Ms Funeka Khumalo

Executive Director
Kevali Chemicals

Prof. Himla Soodyall

Prof. Himla Soodyall

Dr Thulani Dlamini

Dr Thulani Dlamini

Ms Ilse Karg

Ms Ilse Karg

Prof. Tawana Kupe

Prof. Tawana Kupe

Vice Chancellor

University of Pretoria

Mr Dhesigen Naidoo

Mr Dhesigen Naidoo

Senior Research Associate

Institute for Security Studies

Dr Tiisetso Lephoto

Dr Tiisetso Lephoto

Post-doctoral Fellow
University of Witwatersrand

Mr Isaiah Clive Engelbrecht

Mr Isaiah Clive Engelbrecht

Mr Andrew Madella

Mr Andrew Madella

Prof. Fulufhelo Nelwamondo

Prof. Fulufhelo Nelwamondo

Chief Executive Officer
National Research Foundation (NRF)

Mr Paul Steenkamp

Mr Paul Steenkamp

Dr Boitumelo Precious Phakathi

Dr Boitumelo Precious Phakathi

Consultant: Breast and Endocrine Surgery Unit

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Dr Charity Mbileni-Morema

Dr Charity Mbileni-Morema

Managing Director

NM Envirotech Solutions