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The Discussion Forum on Nuclear power, alternative energy sources & the SA policy environment with the Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Prof Robin Grimes was successfully held with over 40 stakeholders and roleplayers present on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 at The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, Gauteng. If you missed the live discussion, you can listen to the recorded presentation and discussions - Click here for YouTube videos... Send us your comments to enquiries@nstf.co.za

The Discussion Forum on Ethics and Professional Integrity was well attended by over 50 delegates where seven presenters shed some light on the following (mostly invisible) issues such as:

  • What do Ethics have to do with Science?
  • Do our engineers and other professionals have enough professional integrity to avoid disastrous consequences?
  • Are the following effective?
    • Codes of conduct or ethics
    • Ethics committees and councils
    • Professional associations
    • Training of students
    • Efforts to raise awareness

Click here to download your copy of the presentations delivered and watch the YouTube videos and snippets of the talks of the day... Send us your comments to enquiries@nstf.co.za

Annual Report 2014
The abovementioned report provides summarised feedback on NSTF activities during the 2013/14 financial year, in line with the organisation’s current strategic plan. Activities reported on include contracted projects for the Department of Science and Technology, a series of workshops with NSTF members and other SETI stakeholders on relevant issues in science and technology, youth interventions, and the annual NSTF–BHP Billiton Awards process. The NSTF would like to thank all members for their contributions, support and input.

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31 March, 2015

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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: 31 March, 2015