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CSIR welcomes new Minister of Science and Technology

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) welcomes the appointment of Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane as the new Minister of Science and Technology. The appointment comes after the announcement of a new Cabinet by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 26th February 2018.

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David Mandaha

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) welcomes the appointment of Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane as the new Minister of Science and Technology. The appointment comes after the announcement of a new Cabinet by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 26th February 2018.

Minister Kubayi-Ngubane served as the Minister of Communications before the recent move to   Science and Technology. Prior to her appointment as Minister of Communications she was the Minister of Energy. Minister Kubayi-Ngubane served in various committees in Parliament and recently chaired the Portfolio Committee of Telecommunications and Postal Services before becoming a Cabinet Minister.

The CSIR is one of the leading research, development and innovation organisations which accounts to the Minister of Science and Technology. We look forward to working with Minister Kubayi-Ngubane to use science and technology to contribute to industrial development and thus respond to the major challenges facing South Africa.

The CSIR would like to thank the outgoing Minister of Science and Technology, Minister Naledi Pandor, for her sterling leadership and her commitment to the advancement of science and technology in South Africa. We wish her well in her new portfolio of Higher Education and Training.

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Issued by David Mandaha, CSIR Media Manager, 012 841 3654 or 072 126 910.

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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 and scientific development to improve the quality of life of all South Africans. For more information, please visit www.csir.co.za