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South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Report 2022

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Department of Science and Innovation, National Advisory Council on Innovation

25 July 2022


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South Africa

The report outlines the state of science, innovation and innovation (STI) in South Africa in the context of deepening global economic, ecological and social crises. Commissioned by the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), the report looks at investments in Research, Development and Innovation (RDI), STI human resources, innovation in manufacturing, digital competitiveness, and the distribution of Research and Development (R&D) in provinces, among other indicators.

The report (download here) compares South Africa’s performance with various countries, identifying the relative strengths and weaknesses of the national system of innovation. It also indicates progress in creating conditions conducive to the translation of innovative R&D into useful technologies with a positive impact on the economy, society and the environment.  

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