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Policy Discussion Forum:  Beneficiation of SA's Natural Resources - Agro-Processing & Mining , 17-18 September 2014, Sunninghill, Johannesburg
This is the sixth Science Councils Symposium arranged by the NSTF.  The objective of the Symposium is to facilitate deliberations and exchanges around topical issues to influence policy and to set the tone for the development of an R&D Strategy for the promotion of the beneficiation of natural resources within South Africa. 

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Policy Discussion Forum: Energy in Transport – in search for sustainable modes for the future, 21 August 2014, Gauteng
This discussion is taking the NSTF Energy discussion of 4 March further where the focus was mainly on baseload electricity supply. At this Forum we would like to turn our attention to Energy in Transport, particularly alternative energy sources and more efficient transport systems and discuss the questions of whether the Government and Provincial Governments make sufficient provision for:

  1. planning according to realistic projections?
  2. growing the alternative transportation energy industries?
  3. research in relatively new technologies and adapting technologies to SA’s circumstances?; and
  4. stimulating innovation in the transportation energy sector
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The winners of the 2013/14 NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards were announced and celebrated in Gauteng on Thursday, 3 July 2014, at the 16th Annual Awards Gala Dinner. The awards were presented by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor, who is also the patron of the event, and celebrated along with almost 600 guests from the broader science community. Congratulations to the winners of the 2013/14 NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards! We rejoice with you and thank you for your superb contributions to SETI in South Africa

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NSTF is a broadly-representative forum of organisations in Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI), and was established in 1995. The NSTF has a proud history of involvement in SETI policy issues and the promotion of discussion about SETI matters. Since 1998, the NSTF, has organised the prestigious NSTF Awards.

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Last updated: 21 August, 2014