The second half of March has been very active with discussions focused on major aspects of individual departmental Long Range Plans. Respective heads of departments held dedicated sessions with management to enunciate on their departmental priorities, infrastructural gaps and personnel requirements to achieve our institutional goals within the coming 10 years. These discussions will continue for the coming two weeks with all other departments and services divisions supporting the research activities at iThemba LABS.
Our SAIF (South African Isotopes Facility) detailed project description plan has been presented on 29 March to the NRF board. The project plan was very positively received by the NRF board which is now facilitating to escalate the discussions to the DST ministerial level.