There is a growing need to ensure that South Africa’s investments in scientific research are responsive to societal and economic challenges. NRF|SAASTA is well positioned to champion public engagement dialogues where all role players especially researchers and industry.

The public engagement dialogues in priority areas will essentially take the form of interactive discussions involving a cross section of relevant stakeholders to enable all perspectives or viewpoints to be heard and discussed on equal standing.

Objectives of the webinar:

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The Future STI Missions and Priorities and its Impact in Society.

25 or 26 November 2020

12:00 p.m. CAT

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  • Dr Ankh Chabalala, Director: Indigenous Knowledge based Technology Innovation, Department of Science and Technology
  • Mr Marumo Nkomo, Director: International Trade and Investment; Department of Trade and Industry (the dti)
  • Dr Fikile Vilakazi, Traditional Heath Practitioner and Lecturer: University of KwaZulu Natal.


Dr Mayashree Chinsamy, Research Manager: DSI-NRF Centre in Indigenous Knowledge Systems, University of KwaZulu Natal