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05 December 2014

SA falls way short of its R&D goals

Mail & Guardian Online

South Africa needs more research and development (R&D). This is what makes the figures from the latest annual R&D survey, conducted by the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators at the Human Sciences Research Council, disappointing.

The country has once again failed to meet its ambitious R&D targets, with the percentage of gross domestic product spend on R&D stagnating at 0.76%. This puts total R&D spend for 2012-2013 at about R24-billion.

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