Firstly, the Minister invited Forum participants to, through their participation in the various science policy debates, provide input for the finalisation of our new decadal plan for science, technology and innovation. The decadal plan is intended to expand and transform the research enterprise, human capabilities and the national system of innovation in South Africa.
To everyone who contributed our most sincere thanks – especially to our strategic partners for 2020, the Human Sciences Research Council’s Radical Reason Consortium and the European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme. I would also like to express our appreciation to the team at the CSIR International Convention Centre which, despite the challenges of COVID-19, assisted us to present an event that did more than justice to its aim of igniting conversations about science.
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