Hanekom becomes Minister of Science and Technology

Newly-appointed Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom will continue to steer South Africa towards a knowledge economy, his department said on Wednesday.

“Hanekom is familiar with the portfolio of science and technology and he will continue with the drive to … Read the rest

Minister urges engineers not to leave South Africa

The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, today challenged some 200 graduating engineers from Wits University to forget about their “boarding passes and visas until every village in South Africa have a bridge, everyone walks on tar roads and … Read the rest

Pandor disappointed at delay over telescope

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor is disappointed at the delay of the announcement of whether South Africa would host the world’s largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), she said on Wednesday.

“I am disappointed at the delay. … Read the rest