From left to right: Prof Cheryl de la Ray (UP), Prof Adam Habib (Wits), Honourable Minister Naledi Pandor (DST), Dr Molapo Qhobela (NRF), Dr Phil Mjwara (DST)

Dialogue Programme

Dialogue Compendium

Final Dialogue Report


The Role of Research and Innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030: A German Perspective.
Ms Eva Ziegert, Section Head, Education, Science and Research, German Embassy, Pretoria

The review of the White Paper for Science and Technology and a decadal plan.
Dr Phil Mjwara, Director-General: Science and Technology (DST)

Research and innovation funding instruments to raise South Africa’s competitiveness in science and technology: Lessons from other developing countries. A USAf commissioned study.
Discussion document
Prof Anastassios Pouris, USAf Researcher

Specific recommendations and policy proposals to improve research & innovation funding for universities and the entire National System of Innovation (NSI), including strategies for improving the current Research and Development (R&D) expenditure as a proportion of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Prof Francis Petersen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Institutional Innovation, University of Cape Town.

Digital Library
Ms Brenda Swart, Director: Financial and Physical Planning, DHET, and Ms Susan Veldsman, Director: Scholarly Publishing Unit, ASSAf

Research Equipment Grant (NRF)
Dr Romilla Maharaj, Executive Director: Human and Institutional Capacity Development, National Research Foundation (NRF)

The National Integrated Cyber-infrastructure System (CSIR).
Discussion document
Professor Colin Wright, Chief Scientist, Meraka Institute, CSIR

The Rural Campuses Connection Project (RCCP). Discussion document
Mr Duncan Greaves, CEO, TENET

Summary of the proceedings – day one
Prof Narend Baijnath, CEO of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)

New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP): Lessons learnt from the implementation in 2015.
Discussion document
Dr WJ Green, Chief Director: Teaching and Learning Development, DHET

DST/NRF related interventions to support human capital development for universities.
Discussion document
Dr Phethiwe Matutu, Chief Director: Human Capital and Science Promotion, Department of Science and Technology (DST)

Proposed innovation portal and implications for the measurement of research and innovation outputs in South Africa.
Mr Petrus Letaba, Senior Specialist, NACI

Draft policy framework on Internationalisation for South African Public Universities.
Mr Mahlubi (Chief) Mabizela, Chief Director, Policy and Development Support, DHET

Summary of the proceedings and actions arising from the Dialogue.
Prof Amanda Lourens, USAf Research Fellow