Department of Science and Technology (South Africa)

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Department of Science and Technology
Department overview
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Annual budget ZAR 6.69 billion (2008-2009)
Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Dr Phil Mjwara, Director-General: Science and Technology

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is the South African government department responsible for scientific research, including space programmes. The current Minister is Naledi Pandor, who previously held the post from 2009-2012.

Much of the Department's work is ultimately carried out through various quasi-independent agencies (although still usually government bodies) including:

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