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11 October 2019

Systems thinking, sustainable development and chemical elements

Mail & Guardian

This National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) discussion forum addressed sustainable development by providing a detailed perspective on selected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Experts shared their knowledge and views about some of the critical global problems of our time.  The forum was held on May 16 2019, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Dow Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd.

The UN proclaimed 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, to commemorate Dmitri Mendeleev’s invention of the table 150 years ago.  The UN recognises the importance of raising global awareness around chemistry, including chemistry’s role in solving global challenges.

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