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ICT Security & Privacy issues Discussion Forum
15 May 2015, Kempton Park, Gauteng
This discussion forum is mainly aimed at informing the science and technology community of the risks of using ICTs, and how to mitigate these, as many professionals have not specifically been trained in IT or ICT. We would also be seeking to identify gaps in the applicable legislation, regulations and institutional measures – and give feedback to the relevant authorities if there are indeed substantial gaps. For more info, click here...
Media Release: Individual responsibility, global impact – Release of the NSTF discussion report on ‘Ethics and professional integrity’ (23 April 2015)
The NSTF has released a discussion report ‘Ethics and professional integrity’. It is based on a one-day forum held in Gauteng on 19 March 2015. Issues discussed included Plagiarism, Professional integrity of engineers, the role of Research Ethics Committees, Philosophy and Ethics Education and the Definitions of Ethics as Philosophical Discipline. Click here for the report and individual presentations and video clips of the discussions.
Join the NSTF membership and its pool of seven distinct partners/sponsors in applauding the outstanding contributions to SETI, made by individual nominees, teams and organisations, that are competing under the ten categories for the established and prestigious NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards for 2014/15.
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.
Science, Engineering and Technology in the News
24 April, 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.