A National Advisory Council on Innovation shake-up is to improve communication between council and Minister Naledi Pandor amid an influx of new blood.
A shake-up of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (Naci) would allow it to report directly to the minister and Cabinet, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said on Tuesday.
This is one of the recommendations put forward in the 2012 ministerial review into the science, technology and innovation landscape, which painted the picture of a national innovation system with core competencies that were not being correctly harnessed and were falling through communication gaps.
“We’re trying to respond to the 2012 ministerial review report,” Pandor said. “We’re seeking to [set up an organisation] with a strong advisory role to the minister and Cabinet.”