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Update on Science and Technology in South Africa - including Newton Fund activities

26 April 2016

In a recent speech on Science and Technology in South Africa, by Minister Pandor, there are references to the Newton Fund (although not mentioned specifically) regarding two successful Fund programmes. 

“In addition, two United Kingdom-South Africa bilateral research chairs have been awarded for research into food security one co-hosted by the Universities of the Western Cape and Pretoria, and the other based at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

I'm pleased to report that the SKA (Square Kilometre Array) human capital programme, aimed at developing a new generation of young researchers and engineers, has gone from strength to strength. The initiative started with an intake of nine students 11 years ago and has supported 730 students and researchers, from undergraduate to postdoctoral level.”

To read the full speech please click here