Science and Technology

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Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill to Better Protect Intellectual Property Rights

Department of Science and Technology

Intellectual property rights related to South Africa's valuable indigenous knowledge systems will be better protected through the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill.

The science and technology minister, Naledi Pandor, declared this while delivering her department’s budget vote speech in parliament.

White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation in the Pipeline

Department of Science and Technology

The development of a new White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation and the finalisation of the Science, Technology and Innovation Institutional Landscape Review are priorities for the science and technology department in 2017/18.

The department highlighted this while briefing parliament on its annual performance plan.

South Africa and China Sign Cooperation Agreements on Science

Department of Science and Technology

A cooperation agreement between South Africa and China is in place focused on constructing high technology facilities with global growth potential.

Areas under the spotlight include information and communication technology, advanced manufacturing, bio-economy and renewable energy.

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