The CGS has acquired a sound knowledge of African geology, based on more than a 100- year history of mapping in Africa, mostly in South Africa and Namibia, and a proud record of publications of maps on various scales, as well as numerous publications (Handbooks, Memories, Bulletins, Map Explanations...Read more >>

Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

The ARC was established in 1990 through the Agricultural Research Act, 1990 (Act no. 86 of 1990). The Agricultural Research Council proved itself to be the principal agricultural research institution in South Africa. The primary mandate of the ARC is to promote Agriculture and Industry, to contri...Read more >>

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF)

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) was inaugurated in May 1996 by the former President of South Africa and patron of the Academy, Nelson Mandela. It was formed in response to the need for an academy of science congruent with the dawn of democracy in South Africa – activist in it...Read more >>

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, the CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial...Read more >>

Department of Science and Technology (DST)


Human Sciences Research Council (HSR)

The core business of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is to conduct large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies. We do this in partnership with researchers globally, but specifica...Read more >>

Medical Research Council (MRC)


National Research Foundation (NRF)

The objective of the National Research Foundation (NRF) is to support and promote research through funding, human capacity development and the provision of the necessary research facilities, in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of the natural...Read more >>

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

Established in 1940, we are a national development finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development. We are owned by the South African government under the supervision of the Economic Development ministry. Read more......Read more >>

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

SABS is a statutory body that was established in terms of the Standards Act, 1945 (Act No. 24 of 1945) and continues to operate in terms of the latest edition of the Standards Act, 2008 (Act No. 29 of 2008) as the national institution for the promotion and maintenance of standardization and quali...Read more >>

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)