DST VisionTo create a prosperous society that derives enduring and equitable benefits from science and technology.
DST MissionTo develop, coordinate and manage a national system of innovation that will bring about maximum human capital, sustainable economic growth and improved quality of life.
BackgroundThe Department of Science and Technology has approved the National Roll-plan that articulates the following four goals (of a Network of Science Centres in South Africa):
- To promote science and technology literacy among youth and the general public
- To contribute to enhancement of learner participation and performance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
- To identify, nurture youth talent and potential in STEM
- To provide career education in STEM-based disciplines.