Science and Technology

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BRICS STI Ministers Adopt Durban Declaration

Department of Science and Technology

The 6th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Ministerial Meeting, held in Durban recently, has adopted the Durban Declaration.

According to the science and technology department, the Durban Declaration includes a proposal to set up a BRICS Vaccine and Research Development Centre and establish a BRICS partnership on the new industrial revolution.

2017 STI Indicators Report Released

Department of Science and Technology

The 2017 South African Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Indicators Report has been released.

In a statement, the science and technology department indicated that the report shows both positive and negative trends.

Science and Technology Laws Bill in the Pipeline

Department of Science and Technology

The Draft Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill will be tabled in parliament in 2018.

The science and technology department published the draft bill’s explanatory summary in Government Gazette 41704.

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