Science and technology minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

Last September, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) put out the draft policy  for public comment, noting it sets out a long-term direction for government to ensure a growing role for science, tech and innovation.

This new roadmap, according to the DST, identifies the fourth industrial revolution as a key focus, placing STI at the centre of the country's development agenda.

Furthermore, the white paper replaces the 1996 White Paper on Science and Technology, and aligns with the objectives of government's National Development Plan.

In a statement, Cabinet says with the advent of , the 2019 White Paper on STI will position the country to take advantage of rapid technological advancements. Read more...