DST Budget Vote Exhibition and Debate
25 Queen Victoria St
Cape Town City Centre
The Department of Science and Technology Budget Vote took place on 16 May. The DST organised an exhibition that was held at the Iziko S.A
Museum in Cape Town. iThemba LABS participated as part of the NRF exhibition to promote the South African Isotope Facility (SAIF).
The theme of the exhibit was “The Oliver Tambo legacy: Positioning the national system of innovation for the future”.
Ms Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, visited the iThemba LABS stand during the Science Budget Vote Exhibition. Dr Rudolph Nchodu and Mr William Duckitt explained to her the RF Control System designed by iThemba LABS and the future South African Isotope Facility (SAIF). Dr Molapo Qhobela, NRF President, also stopped by to talk to the iThemba LABS staff.
The Minister made mention of the SAIF project in her budget speech: “The NRF supports a transdisciplinary research agenda at the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences. This facility, which has developed a plan for the South African Isotope Facility, will support research in nuclear physics, materials sciences, radiobiology and the production of rare and exotic radio-isotopes for the medical industry”.
Read the media statement here: http://www.dst.gov.za/index.php/media-room/latest-news/2192-media-statement-by-the-minister-of-science-and-technology-naledi-pandor-ahead-of-the-science-and-technology-budget-vote-debate-in-parliament-on-tuesday-16-may-2017.