Programme Director: Mr Sizwe Khoza

Time Activity  Presenter
07h45 – 08h45 Registration and tea Participants
08h45 – 09h00 Welcoming remarks Dr Jabulani Nukeri, NRF│SAASTA
Session 1: Policy and Regulatory Environment Objectives: To outline the policy and regulatory environment, including the development of standards necessary to support RDI in nanotechnology Programme Facilitators: Mr Sizwe Khoza and Dr Steven Mufamadi
09h15 – 09h35 Nanotechnology developments in South Africa Dr Xolani Makhoba, DSI
09h35 – 09h55 The DTI: Innovation and commercialisation support Ms Nontombi Marule, DTI
09h55 – 10h15 Nanotechnology standardisation in South Africa Dr Sadhvir Bissoon, SABS
10h15 – 10h40 PANEL DISCUSSION
10h40 – 11h00 TEA BREAK
Session 2: Research and Development Objectives: To present developments in HSE research that will inform the policy and regulatory environment and development of standards in nanotechnology Programme Facilitator: Professor Sabelo Mhlanga and Dr Lucky Sikhwivhilu
11h00 – 11h20 An overview of the Nanotechnology Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Programme in South Africa Prof Mary Gulumian, NIOH
11h20 – 11h40 Occupational exposure assessment of engineered gold nanoparticles – A case study Ms Lebo Ntlailane, NIOH
11h40 – 12h00 Nano-enabled products in South Africa and their likelihood to emit engineered nanomaterials into the environment Dr Melusi Thwala, CSIR
12h00 – 12h20 Nanoecotoxicology as a tool to assess the ecological risk posed by engineered nanomaterials Prof Victor Wepener, NWU
12h20 – 12h50 PANEL DISCUSSION
Session 3: Responsible Research and Innovation, and Science Communication Objectives: To unpack RRI as a “broad policy” and explore ideas around aligning science and society.  The role of science communicators and the media in promoting balanced and fact based understanding of nanotechnology Programme Facilitator: Mr Sizwe Khoza
14h00 – 14h30 Asking ‘Why?’ and exploring notions of ‘Agents’ and ‘Recipients’ in setting the #LivingRRI agenda Mrs Penny Haworth, SAIAB
14h30 – 14h50 PANEL DISCUSSION: –          Mrs Penny Haworth, SAIAB –          Mr Munyaradzi Makoni, Freelance Journalist
14h50 – 15h15 AFTERNOON TEA
Session 4: Discussion – HSE Research, Implementation and Communication Plan Objectives: A broad discussion, including the way forward, action points and role of various stakeholders on  aspects of HSE Programme Facilitator: Professor Shalini Singh
15h15 – 15h45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Presenters from sessions 1, 2 and 3
15h45 – 16h00 Closing remarks and vote of thanks