The World Science Forum 2022 is africa's moment to shine

Source: World Science Forum

President Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened the World Science Forum (WSF) on Tuesday, 6 December, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Held under the theme of Science for Social Justice, the biennial forum is taking place for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic and is being held for the first time on African soil. It is also happening as South Africa is battling load-shedding and the world at large is facing an energy crisis.

Celebrating science and the role in tackling the major societal challenges of our time

Source: World Science Forum Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande remarks to the World Science Forum 2022 Dinner The World Science Forum is a celebration of international cooperation and its critical role, which enables science to progress. But above all it is a celebration of our commitment to science for social justice, evident from the vibrant debates and discussions over the past few days that indeed this Forum will decisively and positively respond to the call for action President Ramaphosa made on Tuesday night.

Engineering and IT discuss research culture with relevance and social impact at CUT

From left: Prof. Laetus Lategan, Senior Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies; Dr Mlungisi Cele, Acting CEO: National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI); Prof. Muthoni Masinde, Head of the Department of Information Technology; Prof. Alfred Ngowi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research Innovation and Engagement; Prof. Yali Woyessa, Assistant Dean: Research Innovation and Engagement and Prof. Herman Vermaak, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology.

Source: CUT

Applied research is designed to solve practical problems of the modern world, rather than to acquire knowledge for knowledge's sake. With the 4IR already upon us, we need to align our research to sustainable development goals and use the right technologies to solve practical problems of the modern world.

The National Advisory Council on Innovation STI Inaugural Policy Colloquium

The Minister Of Higher Education, Science And Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande Address On The Occasion Of The National Advisory Council On Innovation Sti Inaugural Policy Colloquium Held At Fire And Ice Hotel - Menlyn Pretoria on 8 September 2022