Historically disadvantaged institutions continue to lag previously white institutions in research and development (R&D) despite government interventions to level the playing field.
This has was revealed by the National Survey of Research and Experimental Development (R&D Survey) for 2019/2020.
The annual survey provides key statistics and serves as a barometer to monitor the research investment and human resource profile of the country and to inform science, technology, and innovation which in turn informs policy implementation by the government. The survey is conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council’s Centre for Science, Technology, and Innovation Indicators. It forms part of the National Statistics System.