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Call for Proposals to participate in the Young Enterprise Initiative South Africa (YEI SA) Programme

Closing date for submitting applications: 22 November 2019 Download CFP For more information please contact: Marion Gues, project officer for science and innovation at the Embassy of France in South Africa – ; or Kristin Klose: Business Development Manager: International Partnerships at the Technology Innovation Agency –

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SANBA approval and solicitation of list of high social impact Blockchain initiatives

The Office of Digital Advantage (ODA) is delighted to announce the approval of SANBA by the DST/ODA Steering Committee on the 28th of November 2018. The ODA, which is the Department of Science and Technology’s ICT RDI Roadmap’s implementing and support program, initially hosted a workshop titled “Blockchain beyond the cryptocurrencies: Creating opportunities for socio-economic […]

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Cyber Security Programmes Towards Cyber Resilience

The Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) Office of Digital Advantage (ODA) joins the international community in celebrating the Cyber Security Awareness Month. We take this opportunity to reflect on the achievements thus far towards building a cyber resilient South Africa: The approval of the National Cybersecurity policy Framework, which makes provision for the Coordination […]

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NOTIFICATION OF THE WORKSHOP ON BLOCKCHAIN TO BE HOSTED ON 19-20 JULY 2018 BY THE OFFICE OF DIGITAL ADVANTAGE ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY The workshop is titled: “Blockchain beyond the Crypto-currencies: Creating Opportunities for Socio-Economic Development”. Blockchain and other emerging distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) have enormous potential for applications across […]

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Call for papers: 14th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

The 14th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) 2019, hosted by Stellenbosch University and the CSIR will take place in Stellenbosch from 28 February to 1 March 2019. ICCWS 2019 is an opportunity for academics, military personnel, practitioners and consultants involved in the study, management, development and implementation of systems and concepts to […]

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Call for Applications: NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019

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Call for Applications: National Equipment Programme (NEP) 2019

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Government simplifies access to R&D tax incentives

Issued by the Department of Science and Technology For enquiries, contact Veronica Mohapeloa @ 083 400 5750 or The application process for Government’s research and development (R&D) tax incentive programme has been expedited, with the turnaround time being reduced to 90 days. The programme was established in 2006 as an instrument to stimulate private […]

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R1bn budget boost for e-government

By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba, IT in government editor Johannesburg, 07 Mar 2018 Although the health and education departments received the bulk of Gauteng’s R121 billion budget, the department focused on ICT and innovation also received a sizeable budget this financial year. Delivering her budget speech yesterday, MEC for finance Barbara Creecy announced that Gauteng’s Department of e-Government will be allocated a […]

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Govt finally turns attention to ICT

By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba, ITWeb Johannesburg, 20 Feb 2018 While SA is often commended for its massive potential in the ICT arena, stakeholders warn that a lack of understanding from government stifles this potential. The miniscule mention of ICT in past reports on the status of the nation appeared to also highlight government’s lack of understanding […]

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