An assessment of South African technological capability using patent data from WIPO Patentscope database

Swapan Kumar Patra  & Mammo Muchie Abstract The Post-Apartheid South African Government has produced three white papers (1996–2008), (2008–2018) and (2018–2028) on science technology and innovation for national development. In all these policy documents, science and technology-based industries are considered as priority areas in socioeconomic development. Using the Technological Capability (TC) framework, this

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Title: “Revival, Excavation and Application of Indigenous Knowledge in Africa: Towards Post-Covid-19 and Virus Free Era”  A Joint Pan-African Virtual Workshop on Covid-19 Date: February 25-27, 2021 Organized by DSI/NRF SARChI Innovation Studies ( With all the Post-docs and all Research SARChI Associate Fellows) from the Industrial Engineering Department in the Faculty of

Policy Learning Document published on How to Make Africa Reach the post-Covid-19 Time

on Securing Africa’s health sovereignty: Why investing in science and innovation matters Authors: drawn from  researchers from all parts of Africa facilitated by the African Academy of Science This paper aims at provoking broad-based dialogues and debates on ways and means of securing Africa’s health sovereignty. It argues that health sovereignty is about the