VC appointed to head NACI

Posted on October 02, 2014

The Vice Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, has been appointed as the  Chairperson of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) by the Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor.

The Minister announced the new council members of the influential statutory body at a welcoming ceremony in Pretoria on 30 September. Council members are drawn  from different sectors and enjoy distinction, influence and expertise in their fields. NACI advises  the Minister and Cabinet  on all matters pertaining to innovation and on the role and contribution of science, mathematics, technology and innovation in South Africa’s economic and social development.

Minister Pandor said: “I am pleased with the calibre of the council members and the wealth of knowledge and expertise that they bring to this institution, which is a key priority for the government….I am sure [they] will make a valuable contribution to…innovation [in SA]”

- Author DUR

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