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S Africa needs to increase its R&D budget, says Deputy President – via engineeringnews.co.za

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sa-needs-to-increase-its-rd-budget-says-deputy-president-2015-10-08 The South African government has recognised the need to increase the country’s research and development (R&D) budget. This was stated by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria. He was opening the fifth CSIR Conference. He pointed out that Science and Technology Minister Naledi […]

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Ramaphosa hails science as ‘progressive’ – via ewn.co.za

http://ewn.co.za/2015/10/08/Ramaphosa-hails-science-as-progressive JOHANNESBURG – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says science is at the centre of all human progress and is critical to development as a South African nation and as a continent. Ramaphosa was speaking on the future of sustainable energy at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)’s national conference in Pretoria. He says […]

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South Africa: Govt to Support Science, Technology Innovations – via allafrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/201510081624.html Pretoria — Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will continue to support science and technology innovations. Addressing the 5th Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conference currently underway in Pretoria, Deputy President Ramaphosa said science and technology is critical for the country’s development. “As a country, we commend the positive, progressive contribution made […]

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Official opening of the 5th CSIR Conference

Thursday, 8 October 2015 – The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, officially opened the 5th CSIR Conference to a large delegation comprising representatives from government, research councils, academic institutions, business and industry. The conference, with the theme, ‘Ideas that work’, aims to share the organisation’s research progress, breakthroughs and […]

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Opportunities and challenges for big data in the African context

Data is no longer regarded as static or stale, and its usefulness expires once the purpose, for which it was collected, is achieved. Rather, data is becoming a raw material of business, a vital economic input, used to create a new form of economic value. IBM distinguished engineer and Vice President of IBM Research – […]

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