The Department of Science and Technology seeks to boost socio-economic development in South Africa through research and innovation. To achieve its goals, the Department provides leadership, an enabling environment and resources for science, technology and innovation. Through its Programmes (Administration; Technology Innovation; International Cooperation and Resources; Research Development and Support; and Socio-economic Innovation Partnerships) and several entities that work alongside it, the Department is accomplishing groundbreaking science and enhancing the well-being of all South Africans.
Increased well being and prosperity through science, technology and innovation.
To provide leadership, an enabling environment, and resources for science, technology and innovation in support of South Africa’s development.
We are guided by the following values:
The Department is professional and delivers high-quality performance to both internal and external stakeholders.
The Department is innovative in solving problems and enhancing effectives and efficiency.
The Department and its employees are consistent in their actions, and accountable and transparent in dealing with public funds and other resources.
The Department and its employees share and use knowledge constructively to ensure it contributes to the building of a robust and productive knowledge economy.