South Africa responds to disruptive digitalisation, transformative change and the need for inclusion

In an era characterised by large-scale digital disruption and rapidly shifting competitive patterns affecting all industries, innovation is the bedrock of successful firms and economies.

Science, technology and innovation are instrumental in supporting the government's short, medium and long-term plans for increasing economic growth and reducing unemployment and inequality.

This issue will be at the core of discussions during the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) provincial roadshow taking place in Philippi, Cape Town on Friday, 20 July.

NACI, an entity of the Department of Science and Technology, released its 2017 South African Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Indicators Report last month. Launched by the Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, the report analyses the state of innovation in the country, revealing both positive and negative trends.View the full report here

Dr Azar Jammine, an economist and NACI council member, will present the findings of the report at the Cape Town roadshow. The event will be attended by business, research, development and innovation stakeholders.

Source: Department: Science and Technology (DST)