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Department of Science and Technology
The government’s scientific and technology innovation policy is to be reviewed.
Science and technology minister Naledi Pandor says the Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) will be asked to review the national system on innovation and assess progress since the publication of the 1996 white paper.
Department of Mineral Resources
The search for shale gas in the Karoo could commence around the middle of 2016.
The mineral resource department revealed this during a briefing to the select committee on land and mineral resources.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana announced an Agriculture Policy Action Plan aimed to benefit the commercial and emerging sector.
The plan was announced during a speech on smallholder farmers and their contribution towards food security.
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