oa CSIR Science Scope - Sowing the seeds of leadership in innovation : foreword

Volume 2, Issue 4
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Cabinet approved the Department of Science and Technology's (DST) 10-year plan for innovation in South Africa recently. Called 'Innovation towards a knowledge-based economy', the plan states as its primary goal South Africa's transformation towards an economy where the production and sharing of knowledge culminate not only in economic benefits, but enrich all facets of human endeavour. The plan's gauntlet to be taken up by the scientific community is five 'grand challenges', designed to stimulate multidisciplinary thinking, answer burning questions facing our nation and create new disciplines for preparing us for the future.

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