DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY HOSTS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE 2016 (ICRI 2016) IN
COLLABORATION WITH EUROPEAN UNION
The hosting of ICRI 2016
augmented the country's progression to becoming
a knowledge-based economy.
The Minister of Science and Technology,
Naledi Pandor, addressed the ICRI 2016 in Cape Town on
Monday, 3 October.
The conference gave an opportunity for government
leaders, policy-makers, infrastructure directors,
researchers and practitioners to identify new and
existing challenges and opportunities, and to explore
new ideas, policies, methods, techniques and tools with
colleagues around the globe.
South Africa has demonstrated its science and technology
research capability, and is acknowledged as a natural
home of some of the world's most significant research
Minister Pandor shared the stage with other dignitaries,
including Marcus Cornaro, European Union Ambassador to
South Africa; Robert-Jan Smits (Director-General,
Research and Innovation of the European Commission); and
Phil Diamond (Director-General of the Square Kilometre