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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.

Our Vision, Mission and Corporate Values

Our Vision
Increased well being and prosperity through science, technology and innovation.

Our Mission
To provide leadership, an enabling environment, and resources for science, technology and innovation in support of South Africa’s development.

Corporate Values
We are guided by the following values:

Professionalism
The Department is professional and delivers high-quality performance to both internal and external stakeholders.

Innovation
The Department is innovative in solving problems and enhancing effectives and efficiency.

Ethical behaviour
The Department and its employees are consistent in their actions, and accountable and transparent in dealing with public funds and other resources.

Knowledge sharing
The Department and its employees share and use knowledge constructively to ensure it contributes to the building of a robust and productive knowledge economy.


 

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Contact details

Physical address
DST Building (Building No. 53)
(CSIR South Gate Entrance)
Meiring Naudé Road,
Brummeria

Postal address
Private Bag X894
Pretoria
South Africa

Tel
+27 12 843 6300

Website
www.dst.gov.za