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DST Vision

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

DST Mission

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.

Background

The 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.