National Research Foundation gets R250 million boost from govern ment while PhD numbers fall

Cherry, Micheal I. (2010-11)

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On 21 October 2010, the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, announced an additional allocation of over R250 million from the current (2010/2011) budget to the National Research Foundation (NRF). The funds are ring-fenced for specified human resources development initiatives (R100 million), scientific equipment under the national equipment programme (R50 million), emergency repairs and renewal of infrastructure and equipment at the national research facilities (R50 million) and the provision of broadband connectivity to rural universities under the South African National Research Network (R55 million).

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