Vital partnerships on horizon for science and technology
26th May 2015

Some government departments would co-fund academic research chairs with the department of science and technology, Naledi Pandor, the science and technology minister, told the Mail & Guardian after her budget vote in Parliament last week.

Inter-departmental co-operation has consistently been cited as an obstacle to innovation in the country and the efficient functioning of the science, technology and innovation space, as well as government as a whole.

“Two departments [water and sanitation, and human settlements] will be establishing research chairs with us,” Pandor said.

The South African Research Chairs Initiative, overseen by the National Research Foundation, has seen an investment of R870-million between 2006 and 2012, with an additional R1.7-billion leveraged from industry.

 

Read more: http://s.mg.co.za/1IXJY1Q

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