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   South Africa: Gauteng Government Reaches Out to CSIR for Possible Future Collaboration
Source: CSIR News
Source Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: The CSIR Knowledge Commons (KC) was abuzz with excitement as event organisers and researchers put the final touches to their exhibitions and presentations in anticipation of Premier David Makhura’s arrival on Friday, 6 May 2016. The Premier was accompanied by the MEC for Finance, Barbara Creecy, Gauteng province Director-General, Ms Phindile Baleni and the MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu. Mclean S ... Read More
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   South Africa: CSIR Biophotonics Team Presents Nine Papers on HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostics at International Conference
Source: CSIR News
Source Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: The CSIR biophotonics research team will be presenting nine papers on laser-based HIV point-of-care diagnostics at the world’s biggest optics and photonics conference. The Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) West Conference will be taking place from 28 January to 2 February 2017 in San Francisco, California, United States of America. Every year, over 20 000 delegates attend ... Read More
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   South Africa: Crash Test Dummies Enhanced
Source: CSIR News
Source Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: The CSIR’s capability to test the performance of military vehicles when detonating a landmine has been significantly enhanced with the updating of the organisation’s crash test dummies. Called anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs), these crash test dummies are used to simulate human injuries suffered as a result of blast events. Improvised explosive devices or landmines cause multidimensional injur ... Read More
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   South Africa: Social Grants to be increased
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says social grants will be increased by up to R90 as government provides a safety security net for the poor. The Minister said this when he announced a pro-poor budget at the National Assembly on Wednesday, while he announced a new tax bracket for those earning above R1.5 million. “…Social assistance grants provide income support to the most vulnerable in our ... Read More
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   South Africa: CSIR Shifts to Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products on its Campuses – Protecting the Environment while Supporting Local Innovation
Source: https://www.csir.co.za
Source Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: Demonstrating its support of green living and local innovation, the CSIR has successfully implemented the use of a local range of eco-friendly biological cleaning products across most of its campuses. The products were developed by the organisation’s scientists. Three months since the shift away from traditional chemical-based products, an initiative driven by Group Executive: Shared Services Ray ... Read More
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   South Africa: Additional R5 Billion to Fund Higher Education
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says a provision of R5 billion has been set aside to fund the higher education and training sector in 2019/20. The Minister said this when he tabled the 2017 Budget Speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday. “…In addition to the increases of R32 billion we made in the higher education allocations in last year’s Budget and the 2016 Medium Term Budget Policy ... Read More
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   South Africa: 2017 Budget Puts Focus Back on SOCs
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday reemphasised the important role that State-owned companies play, saying their governance must be sound as government has high expectations of them. “State-owned companies (SOCs) are governed by a strong legal framework and Cabinet has endorsed a series of measures to reinforce governance and accountability, and clarify their development mandates. ... Read More
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   South Africa: New Personal Income Tax Bracket for Top Earners
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has proposed a new personal income tax bracket for those earning salaries of above R1.5 million. The Minister has also proposed an increase in the dividend withholding tax rate from 15% to 20%. The Minister said this when he tabled his Budget Speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday. The proposal is set to affect 100 000 taxpayers.
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   South Africa: Debt to Stabilise at 48% to GDP
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says government will stabilise debt at about 48% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is in line with its fiscal consolidation commitment. The Minister said this when he tabled the 2017 Budget Speech in the National Assembly in Parliament on Wednesday. “Today’s budget message is that we are once again at a crossroads,” he said. The Minister said the k ... Read More
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   South Africa: Taking Computer for Blind Radio Presenter
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Life will soon be much easier for visually impaired community radio presenter Siyabonga Mlotshwa, of Nqubeko FM, in Ladysmith. The presenter will receive the SAnote - a locally developed portable talking computer for the blind, on Friday. This CSIR Meraka Institute's innovation is a multilingual, user-friendly and affordable device that is designed, developed, manufactured and distributed in ... Read More
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