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17 March 2022

Academics condemn ‘silencing’ of SA scientists over Russian invasion

Mail & Guardian

Although the department said neither it nor its entities was going to comment on the matter, the decision aligns with the position of the South African government, which has called for negotiations and peace, but abstained during a 2 March vote of the UN resolution that called for an end to Russian aggression.

Furthermore, local and international media reports claimed that President Cyril Ramaphosa is at odds with Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Naledi Pandor over her statement calling for an end to the war.

Public entities that report to the Department of Science and innovation include the Academy of Science of South Africa, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the Human Sciences Research Council, the National Research Foundation, the South African National Space Agency and the Technology Innovation Agency.

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