Science and Technology

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Biorefinery Research Consortium Set Up

Department of Science and Technology

A Biorefinery Research Consortium has been set up.

According to a science and technology department statement, the consortium is designed to create new value chains from waste biomass.

Mandela Mining Precinct Launched

Department of Science and Technology

The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) has been launched in Johannesburg.

According to a science and technology department statement, the Precinct was launched in partnership with the mineral resources department to ensure that mining does not become a “sunset sector”.

Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill Sent for Assent

Parliament

The Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill has been passed by parliament and sent to president Ramaphosa for assent.

The bill was tabled in parliament in April 2016.

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