South African Department of Science and Technology (South Africa)

The department funds basic research at universities and public entities, including science councils

Akronym: DST

To create a prosperous society that derives enduring and equitable benefits from science and technology.

To develop, coordinate and manage a national system of innovation that will bring about maximum human capital, sustainable economic growth and improved quality of life.


  • Professionalism
    An employee must strive to deliver top-class quality products and services, seek innovative ways to solve problems and enhance effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Competence
    An employee must be faithful and honest in the execution of her or his duties and must be committed through timely service towards the development and upliftment of all South Africans.
  • Integrity
    An employee must be responsible and accountable in dealing with public funds, property and other resources.
  • Transparency
    An employee must promote transparent administration and recognise the right of access to information excluding information that is specifically protected by law.


Switchboard: +27 12 843 6300 DST Building (Building No. 53) (CSIR South Gate Entrance) Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria Private Bag X894 Pretoria South Africa
South Africa


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