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THE DST SECOND QUARTER PERFORMANCE REPORT


(2012
/1
3

FINANCIAL YEAR)





1 JULY 2012 TO 3O SEPTEMBER 2012




2


TABLE OF
CONTENTS


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

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4

1.

INTRODUCTION

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8

2.

DST PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW

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...........................

10

3.

PROGRESS ON DST 2012 ESTIMATES OF NATIONAL EXPENDITURE INDICATORS AS AT 30 SEPTEMBER

12

4.

SUMMARY OF PROGRAME PERFORMANCE

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........

16

PROGRAMME 2: Research, Development and Innovation

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...................

16

PROGRAMME 3: International Cooperation and Resources

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................

32

PROGRAMME 4: Human Capital and Knowledge Systems

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..................

41

PROGRAMME 5: Socio
-
Economic partnership

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......

72

5.

FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE

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....

105

APPROVAL

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.....

115








3

LIST OF TABLES


TABLE 1: DST SELECTED ENE INDICATORS
2012/13 FINANCIAL YEAR

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12

TABLE 2: PROGRAMME 2 SERVICE DELIVERY ACHIEVEMENTS

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18

TABLE 3
:

PROGRAMME 3 SERVICE DELIVERY ACHIEVEMENT

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...........................

35

TABLE 4:
PROGRAMME 4 SERVICE DELIVERY ACHIEVEMENT

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...........................

44

TABLE 5:
PROGRAMME 5 SERVICE DELIVERY ACHIEVEMENTS

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........................

74

TABLE 6: DST MAJOR ITEM CATEGORIES

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106

TABLE 7: ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE


DONOR FUNDING

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....

113


LIST OF FIGURES


Figure 1: DST Overall Performance: (Total Number Of Indicators, n =66)

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..

10

Figure 2: DST Performance Overview by Programmes

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11

Figure 3: DST budget split among the five Programmes (expressed in R’000)

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105

Figure 4: Distribution of DST
budget among the four major item categories (expressed in R'000)

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107

Figure 5: DST Second quarter financial performance (includin
g parliamentary grants)

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.........

108

Figure 6: DST Second quarter financial performance (excluding parliamentary grants)

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........

109

Figure 7 Year
-
on
-
year financial performance analysis (2011/12 and 2012/13)

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.........................

110

Figure 8: Financial performance per Programme (including parliamentary grants)

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111

Figure 9: Financial performance per Programme (excluding parliamentary grants)

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112


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L
IST OF ABBREVIATIONS


ACRO




African Clinical Research Organization

ASSAf




Academy of Science of South Africa

AMCOST


African Ministerial Committee on Science and Technology

AMTS


Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy

AM


Additive Manufacturing

ANPA


Agriculture National Public Asset

ARC


Agricultural Research Council

ARC VOPI


ARC Vegetable and Ornament Plant Institute

ARC ISCW


ARC Institute for Soil, Climate and Water

ARC IN
FRUITEC


ARC Institute for Deciduous Fruit, Vines and Wine

ATM


African Traditional Medicine

APP


Annual Performance Plan

BAC


Bid Adjudication Committee

BRICS


Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

CAPRISA


C
entre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

CD


Chief Director

CHRTEM


Centre for High
-
Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy

CGS


Council for Geosciences

CIPC


Companies and Intellectual Property Commission

CoC




Centre of Competence

CoE




Centre of Excellence

CSIR




Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

DAFF


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

DG




Director
-
General

DDG




Deputy Director
-

General

DoH




Department of Health

DST




Dep
artment of Science and Technology

DSEE




Demand Side Management and Energy

DTA




Department of Traditional Affairs


5

DTI


Department of Trade and Industry

EADS


European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company

EMBC


European
Molecular Biology Conference

ENE


Estimates of

National Expenditure

ESOF

Euro
-
Science Forum

EU




European Union

ESRF




European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

EXCO




Executive Committee

FACTS



Follow
-

on African Consortium for Tenofovir Studies

HEIs




Higher Education Institutions

HEMIS



Higher Education Management Information System

HCD




Human Capital Development

HMO


Hermanus Magnetic Observatory

HSRC




Human Sciences Research Council

HSSD




Human and Social Sciences
Dynamics

HPC




High Performance Computing

HySA


Hydrogen South Africa

IBSA


India, Brazil and South Africa

IIASA



International Institute for Applied System Analysis

INCONTACT



International Contact

Points for International Cooperation

ICGEB


Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

ICSU



International Council of Scientific Unions

ICT




Information and Communications Technology

IDC




Industrial Development
Corporation

IKS




Indigenous Knowledge System

IKSDC



IKS Documentation Centre

INSITE



International Science, Innovation and Technology Exhibition

IP




Intellectual Property

IR




International Resources

JICA




Japan International Cooperation Agency

MAC

Ministerial Advisory Committee

MATSCI



Materials Science and Engineering

MFPP

Multipurpose Fluorination Pilot Plant

MMM




Minister’s Management Meeting

MoU


Memorandum of Understanding


6

MTEF


Medium Term Expenditure Framework

MTSF




Medium Term Strategic Framework

NAM S&T



Non
-

Aligned Movement for Science and Technology

NASSP


National Astronomy and Space Science Programme

NECSA


Nuclear Energy Cooperation of Sou
th Africa

NHTL


National House of Traditional Leaders

NIKSO



National Indigenous Knowledge Systems Office

NIKMAS



National Indigenous Knowledge Management Systems


NIPMO


National Intellectual Property Management Office

NRDS




National Research and Deve
lopment Strategy

NRS


National Recordal System

NRF




National Research Foundation

NSI




National System of Innovation

NSW




National Science Week

NT




National Treasury

NWO




Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

OBC




Overseas Bilateral
Cooperation

ODA



Official Development Assistance

OECD


Organisation for Economic Co
-
operation and Development

OTT


Office of Technology Transfer

PAERIP


Promoting African European Research Infrastructures Partnership

R&D




Research

and Development

RDI




Rese
arch, development and innovation

RIMS


Research Information Management System

RIS


Regional Innovation System

RSES


Renewable Sustainable Energy Scholarship

SAC



Satellite Application Centre

SHEQ


Safety Health and Environmental Quality

SALT




Southern African Large Telescope

SANHARP


South African Nuclear Human Asset and Research Programme

SANReN



South African National Research Network

SANSA



South African National Space Agency

SARChi



South African Research Chairs Initiative

SAEON


South African Earth Observation Network

SANAA

South African National Astronomy Agency


7

SAP


Systems
Application Products

SASSCAL


Southern African Science Services Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Use

SAWS


South African Weather Services

SBS


Sector Budget Support

SEDA


Small Enterprise Development Agency

SEP



Social and

Economic Partnership

SET




Science, Engineering and Technology

SKA


Square Kilometer Array

SME




Small and Medium Enterprises

STEMI



Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation

SUN



University of Stellenb
osch

TAP


Technology Assistant Package

TAU


Technical Assistance Unit

TBP


Technology Balance of Payment

TIA




Technology Innovation Agency

TITIIC




Tshwane International Trade Infrastructure and Investment Conference

TLIU

Technology Localisation Implementation Unit

TYIP




T
en Year Innovation Plan

UAS




Unmanned Aircraft System

UNESCO


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCC
C


United Nations Framework Convention

on Climate Change

UNIDO


United Nations Industrial Development Organisation

UWC


University of the Western Cape

WRC


Water Research Commission

WIPO


World Intellectual Property Organization

YSSP


Youth Science Summer Programme








8

1.

INTRODUCTION


The Department of Science and Technology (DST) derives its mandate from the 1996 White Paper on Science and
Technology. The DST is the custodial coordinator for the development of the National System of Innovation (NSI) and
influences this
system through key strategies such as the National Research and Development Strategy (NRDS) and the
Ten
-
Year Innovation Plan (TYIP). The latter, particularly, seeks to contribute to the transformation of the South African
economy into a knowledge
-
based ec
onomy, in which the production and dissemination of knowledge will lead to
economic benefits and enrich all fields of human endeavour. In this regard the measure of success will be the level to
which science and technology play a driving role in enhancing

productivity, economic growth and socio
-
economic
development.


The framework of the
Ten Year
Innovation Plan will be used in the medium and long
-
term to guide the
achievement of the strategic goals of the DST, which are to





develop the innovation
capacity of the National System of Innovation (NSI) and thereby contribute to socio
-
economic
development;



enhance South Africa's knowledge
-
generation capacity in order to produce world
-
class research papers and turn
some advanced findings into innovative p
roducts and processes;



develop appropriate science, technology and innovation (STI) human capital to meet the needs of society;



build world
-
class STI infrastructure to extend the frontiers of knowledge, train the next generation of researchers, and
enable
technology development and transfer, as well as knowledge interchange; and



position South Africa as a strategic international research, development and innovation (
RDI) partner and destination
th
rough the exchange of knowledge, capacity and resources betw
een South Africa, the region and other international
partners, thereby steering the NSI.

Treasury Regulation 5.3.1 requires the accounting officer to establish procedures for quarterly reporting to the executive
authority to facilitate effective performan
ce monitoring, evaluation and corrective action. Procedures for quarterly

9

reportin
g have been established from the

August 2011 National Treasury: Preparation of Quarterly Performance Reports
Guidelines in line with the Presidency Outcomes Based Approach. T
he
DST Performance Information Policy Procedure
Manual (PIPPM)

requires that where there are deviations between planned performance and actual performance,
reasons for the deviations
be
provided.


This
second

quarter review presents progress made from 01
July

to 3
0 September

2012
, including the challenges and
issues confronting the DST Programmes in their pursuit of the 201
2
/1
3

financial year targets as outlined in the
Department's
Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan.
The

second

quarter performance

review provides details on
the financial transa
ctions of the DST as at 30 September
2012.



The
overall progress of performance is based on the four classification categories as per the National Treasury
Preparation of Quarterly Performance Report
Guidelines.


The legend keys below explain the overall progress per DST performance indicators.

Certainty

Moderate risk

O
n course

Achieved

Red


certainty

that the target will not be achieved or was not achieved in the planned timeframes


major remedial
action and urgent intervention
s are required
.

Amber


moderate risk

that some problems exist and as a result the target will not be achieved in the planned
timeframes


remedial action is needed to avoid this.

Green


on course



no major
action needed.

Blue
-

Achieved
-

annual target achieved



10

2.

DST PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW



The DST has planned to deliver on the total of 66 indicators for the 2012
/13

financial year.
A total of 6
5

indicat
ors were
reported on during the
second
-

quarter.

Figure 1 shows that 17

(
26
%) of total annual targets were repo
rted to have been
achieved and 30

(
45
%) on course. 1
2

(
18
%) were at moderate risk,
6

(
9
%) were rated ‘
certainty and 1
(
1.5
%) were not
reported on

for

this quarter.
The re
ason for not reporting was

that
this
indicator

has an annual target.
In terms of the ENE
indicators, the department

reported to be on course with 4

(
50
%) indicators and in moderate risk with
2

(25
%) targets

and
2 (25%) were rated under ‘certainty’.


Figure

1
:
D
ST

Overall Perfor
mance
:

(Total Number Of Indicators
, n

=6
6
)




17, (26%)

30, (45%)

12, (18%)

6,
(9%)

1, (1.5)

Achieved
On course
Moderate risk
Certainity
Not reported

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Figure

2

below illustrate
s

the performance of the department per progr
amme. Programme 5 reported 5 (33%)

of its total
ta
rgets as already achieved and 5

(
33
%) on course. This was followed by Programme
2
,
which reported 4 (2
7%) of its
target achieved and 9

(
60
%) of its total target on course. Programme
4

reported
8
(
25
%) achieved and 1
5

(
47
%) of its
total annual targets on course. Programme 3 reported 1 (25%) its annual targets on course and 3 (75%)
at mode
rate
risk
.


Figure
2
: DST

Performance Overview
b
y Programmes


4(27%)

8(25%)

5(33%)


17(26%)

9(60%)

1(25%)

(15(47%)

5(33%)

30(45%)

3(75%)

4(13%)

(33%)

12(18%)

2(13%)

4(13%)

6(9%)

1(3%)

1(2%)

0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
Programme 2 (n=15)
Programme 3 (n=4)
Programme 4 (n=32)
Programme 5 (n=15)
Total (n=66)
Not reported
Certainty
Moderate Risk
On Course
Achieved

12

3.

PROGRESS ON DST 2012 ESTIMATES OF NATIONAL EXPENDITURE INDICATORS AS
AT 30 SEPTEMBER


TABLE
1
: DST SELECTED ENE INDICATORS 201
2/13
FINANCIAL
YEAR


Indicator

Programme

ENE
target
for the
2012/13
financial
year

Preliminary
outcome as at 30
June 2012

Preliminary
outcome as at 30
September 2012

Actual
progress to
date

Reasons for
variance

Status

1

Number of
patents,

patents
applications

and
trademarks

resulting from
policy

funded research
per

year

Socio
Economic

Partnerships,
Research

Development
and

Innovation and
Human

Capital and
Knowledge

Systems

37


3 IKS p
rovisional
patents have been
obtained at
University of
Pretoria (UP)

Cummulative: 3

filed


1 is in the process
of being filed







SEP:

1 provisional
patent has
been filed on
the Microfluidic
Emulsion
Systems project
(AMTS 09
-
02
-
P) for an
improved
design of the
microfluidic
emulsion
mixing chamber
for the
production of
pa
rticles.


RDI:

Patent
Trials
runs were
performed on
the HT
-
MEA
production line



The target
might not be
achieved due
to the technical
description of
the indicator
that was not
similar to all
the
Programmes
contributing
towards this
target.





Certainty


13

2

Number of

companies
provided

with a technology

assistance
package

per year to
facilitate

successful

participation in

infrastructure
public

procurement

process per year

Socio
Economic

Partnerships

13

13 Technology
Assistance
Packages (TAPs)
have been
developed and are
being reviewed by
the Technology
Localisation
Implementation
Unit (TLIU).


A register of
companies
receiving TAPs is
being updated as
interventions are
being implemented
in companies. As
at 30 June 2012,
36 local companies
are
in the register
of companies
receiving TAPs.

10

A total of 10
companies are
currently
receiving TAPs.
13 TAP
requests are
being finalised
for
implementation.


.



On course

3

Total number of

postgraduate

students
(financially)

supported

Human Capital
and

Knowledge
Systems

6100

3381 (55% of the
annual target) were
funded by DST by
30 June 2012
through the NRF.

Honours students =
788

Masters students =
1 526


Doctoral students
= 1 067)

7042

5 920

postgraduate
students were
funded by 30
September
2012 through
the
NRF(Honours
students =
2

068
, Masters
students =
2

354
, Doctoral
students =
1

498
)


On Course

4

Number of

researchers
(financially)

supported per
Human Capital
and

Knowledge
Systems

2600

1

665 researchers
supported


2583

2

583
researchers
supported


On Course


14

year

5

Foreign funds

L
everaged

off

per

year in support of

science,
technology

and innovation

cooperation

International

Cooperation
and

Resources

R240m

A total of R13

141
464 foreign funds
leveraged by 30
June 2012


Cumulative total:
R24 705 336.17


A total of R24
705 336.17
foreign funds
leveraged as


at 30

September
2012. This is
just above 10%
achieved of the
annual target



Q2 Outputs:

R11

563

872.17

The Japanese
experienced
financial
constraints


IBSA call has
not been
launched
owing to
delays from
Brazil


Russia call
postponed to
2013


Norwa
y call
postpone
d

because
agreement not
signed (R10
million)

EU funding
expected the
beginning of
Q3

Moderate
risk

6

Number of
foreign

participants in

global knowledge

and science and

technology

innovation
network

per year

International

Cooperation
and

Resources

800

A total of 42 foreign
participants in
global knowledge
and STI networks.


Cumulative total of
202 foreign
participants.

A total of 202
(25% of the
annual target)
foreign
participants in
global
knowledge and
STI networks.


Japan financial
co
nstraint to
expand the
NRF/JST
programme


6 initiatives
(workshops,
international
conferences
etc.)

Big networking
Moderate
Risk


15

events such as
EDCTP
conference
planned for Q3

7

Number of

technology
based

enterprises
(financially)

supported per
year

Research,

Development
and

Innovation

5

One technology
based company,
called Propreven,
was established.
The company is the

Commercialisation

holding company
for the tenofivir gel.
The company is
being funded by
the Industrial
Development
Corporation (IDC),
Technology
Innovation Agency
(TIA) and
CiIplaMedpro. The
company is
currently

conducting market
sizing,
manufacturing
feasibility studies,
and regulatory

dossiers for the gel
should the clinical
trial managed by
African Clinical
Research
Organization
(ACRO) be
successful.

1

Propreven
Company
established as
reported during
Q1

Misalignment
of targets
between TIA
and DST APPs

Certainty
t
y

8

Number of small

and medium

enterprises
provided

with technology

Socio
Economic

Partnerships

1928

478 small and
medium sized
enterprises were
provided with
technology support
896


418
small and
medium sized
enterprises
were provided
with technology

On course


16

support per year

by 30 June 2012.

support in the
second quarter.
Cumulatively
896 (46% of the
annual target)
small and
medium sized
enterprises
were provided
with technology
support by 30
September
2012


4.

SUMMARY
OF PROGRAME PERFORMANCE


PROGRAMME 2: Research, Development and Innovation



The overall strategic purpose of the Programme is to
-



Deliver new technology
-
based industries to the South African economy through the development of appropriate
strategic roadmaps for chosen sectors of the economy including energy, space, health and biotechnology;



Create the appropriate policy and instituti
onal implementation instruments in order to deliver technology products and
services for the sectors of the economy; and



Develop and implement appropriate policies to promote and protect intellectual property that is resulting from publicly
financed R&D in

South Africa.



17

The Programme provides policy leadership in the DST's long
-
term cross
-
cutting RDI initiatives through four sub
-
programmes:



Space Science and Technology;



Hydrogen and Energy;



Biotechnology and Health Innovation; and



Innovation Planning and

Instruments.


Progress against service delivery objectives and indicators


A highlight for the quarter was the signing off of the contract for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning
of the 64 MeerKAT antennas. The contract was awarded to

Stratosat Datacom (pty) Ltd on 31 July 2012.














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TABLE
2
:

PROGRAMME 2 SERVICE DELIVERY ACHIEVEMENTS

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

Strategic Objective 1: Support RDI
initiatives in strategic research areas, namely, space, energy, biosciences and innovation research
to enhance South Africa’s knowledge and skills base

1

Number of

undergraduate

and

postgraduate

students and

technicians

funded in
space,

bioscience, and

e
nergy
-
related

research

274

undergraduate

and

postgraduate

students and

technicians

funded by 31

March 2013

No target


Funds have
been
transferred to
respective
institutions for
the support of
students


A total of
112
undergradu
ate and
postgradua
te students

were
supported (
85

undergradu
ates, 3
Honours,
18 M
asters
and 6 PhD)


Radio
Astronomy
calls for
bursary
application
s were
released


On
course



NRF half
yearly
report
Table 2:
EHCD
&KG
program
mes
student
numbers

(page
8
)
.


NRF
SKA
calls for
bursary
applicatio
ns





2

Number of

interns placed

in private

companies

50 interns

placed in

private

companies by

31 March 2013

Graduates
placed by
end June
2012


50 interns
have been
placed in
private
companies


This target
was
achieved in
first quarter

Achieve
d



Signed
table with
names of
interns
and
where

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PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

they are
placed

3

Number of new

research chairs

and centres of

competence

supported in,

bioscience and

energy
-
related

research

6 research

chairs and

6 research

initiatives in

bioscience and

energy
-
related

fields
financially

supported by

31 March 2013

Proposal
submitted
to NRF

Listing of
targeted
research
chairs
(proposal)
have been
submitted to
the NRF


A total of 5
research
chairs and
1 research
initiatives
are
currently
funded by
the DST
(2

in
Biotechnol
ogy and 1
in
Biopharmin
g initiative).
In addition,
a

Hydrogen
and Energy
research
chair
addendum
contract
has been
signed
between
the DST
and the
NRF and
funds
On
Course



Hydrogen
payment

stub


Research
chair
approved
submissio
n

dated
(16/08/20
12)


Third
addendu
m DST
no: 71377
for
research
chairs


Approved
biopharmi
ng
research
initiative
funding
submissio
n

dated

(20/09/20
12)


20

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

transferred
to NRF to
support 3
research
chairs




4

Number of

publications as

a result of R&D

funded
initiatives

6 publications

resulting from

R&D funded

initiatives by
31

March 2013

No target

Funding has
been
transferred to
the relevant
institutions
performing
such R&D


11

journal
articles
published
in peer
review
journals

Achieve
d

Baseline could

only be
established
with previous
year’s
performance


HySA
quarter 2
report




5

Number of

requests

for satellite

datasets for

R&D honoured

5 000 requests

for satellite

data honoured

by March 2013

No target

A total of 22
460 Earth
Observation
data
(satellite
datasets)
scenes have
been
honoured
(distributed).


115 604
Earth
Observatio
n data
(satellite
datasets)
scenes
have been
honoured
(distributed
)

Achieve
d

SANSA shared
additional
unplanned
MISR data with
CSIR which
was 27,508
files in total. At
this stage all
the MISDR
data has gone
to CSIR (NRE).
Therefore 100
% of the MISR
data has been
delivered to
CSIR (NRE)



SANSA
2
nd

quarter
report
page 8


21

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

6

Number
of

candidates

trained in

intellectual

property (IP)

and technology

transfer

specialised

skills

40 South

African

candidates

trained in IP

and
technology

transfer

specialised
skill

by 31 March

2013

Stakeholde
r
engageme
nts and
advocacy
and
awareness
around
summer
school

Summer
School
Stakeholder
engagements
took place as
follows:



A proposal
was
received
from the
University
of the
Western
Cape
(UWC) for
implementi
ng some
of the
activities
of the
Summer
School.



Ongoing
communic
ation with
World
Intellectual
P
roperty
Organizati
on (WIPO)
as well as

A total

of

32 South
African
candidates
have

been
recruited to
WIPO
Summer
School on
IP and TT.




On
course



L
ist of
candidate
recruited


22

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

advocacy
and
awareness
around the
Summer
School.
Advertise
ment has
been sent
to the
stakeholde
r
community
and the
closing
date for
application
s is 30
August
2012.



Potential
speakers
have been
approache
d for the
Summ
er
School.
Meetings
have been
held with
Japan
Internation

23

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

al
Cooperatio
n Agency
(JICA) and
Small
Enterprise
Developm
ent
Agency
(SEDA) for
possible
sponsorshi
p of the
Summer
School.



CIPC has
agreed to
partner
with
NIPMO in
the hosting
of the
event.

7

Number of

MeerKAT

antennae

constructed

1 MeerKAT

antenna

designed and

aligned to

SKA design

requirements

completed by

31
March 2013

No target

The
construction of
roads,
electrical
reticulation
and MeerKAT
construction
site camp has

The
contract for
the design,
manufactur
e,
installation
and
commisioni
On
course



SKA
office
MeerKAT
Antenna
Contract
letter

dated (22

October


24

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

commenced.



ng of the
64
MeerKAT
antennas
was
awarded to
the South
African

company
Stratosat
Datacom
(Pty) Ltd
on the 31
st

July 2012.
This
includes
the 1
antenna
that will be
designed
and
aligned to
SKA
design
requiremen
t this year.


Detailed
design of
the
antennas
has

2012
)
.


25

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

commence
d.

8

Number of

construction

jobs created

200

construction

jobs created in

the Northern

Cape

by 31 March

2013

No target

143
construction
jobs have
been created.


503 job
s

created
through
MeerKAT
constructio
n

Achieve
d

South Africa
was recently
awarded the
bid to host the
larger part of
the SKA in
Africa.








MeerKAT
infrastruct
ure


SKA
SA
benefit
register








Strategic Objective 2:

To create and support multi
-
directional policy and institutional linkages between R&D and commercialisation in
order to increase the commercialisation potential of R&D outcomes

9

NIPMO

established as

a government

component
(GC)

and staff
members

permanently

appointed

Business case

approved by

the National

Treasury;

NIPMO GC

structure

approved by

DPSA;

NIPMO

Advisory

Board and

Dispute Panel

appointed by

the Minister

Feasibility
study that
precedes
the
business
case,
conducted
by
Technical
Assistant
Unit of
National
Treasury
(TAU)
The following
activities were
concluded in
Q1 as part of
the feasibility
study:



An
internation
al
benchmar
king
study
was
conducted
in the USA

Intergovern
mental
workshop
to clarify
the role of
NIMPO
took place
in August
2012.


The
NIMPO
Advisory
Board was
On
course



Approved
submissio
n

dated

(
22
/08/20
12).


Draft
feasibility
study
.


Attendanc
e register
for
intergover

26

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

by 31 March

2013

before the
end of
June 2012.

and
Canada
with TAU.



An
intergover
nmental
stakeholde
r session
was held
between
multiple
governme
nt
departmen
ts/
stakeholde
rs and
TAU



Various
consultativ
e sessions
between
NIPMO
and TAU
and a
formal
request for
engageme
nt with

DST
EXCO on
appointed
in
September
2012.


1
st

draft the
feasibility
s
tudy
incorporati
ng the
business
case has
been
completed


nmental
consultati
ve
session


27

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

the
feasibility
study
outcomes
and
submissio
n to
National
Treasury
(NT)

1
0

Number of

new offices

of technology

transfer (OTTs)

established/

recapitalised

4 OTTs

established

and/or

recapitalised

by 31 March

2013

Institutional
engageme
nt



10
Proposals
were
received
for funding
in the
financial
year
2011/12.



Internal
approval
processes
were
initiated in
April 2012
for funding
of the
proposal
for
providing
additional

Submissio
n to
recapitalisa
/establish
OTTs was
signed by
the
Minister in
July 2012.


10 funding
agreement
s have
been
drafted by
Legal
Services (
includes 4
OTTs
agreement
s that could
not be
On
course



Signed
submissio
n with the
names of
institution
s






28

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

capacity
within the
OTTs.


funded in
2011/12)


1
1

Number of new

technology
based

enterprises

that promotes

commercialisati
on

supported

5 new

technology
based

enterprises

supported

through TIA

by 31 March

2013

No target

One
technology
based
company,
called
Propeven, was
established.
The company
is the

Commercialisa
tion

holding
company for
the tenofivir
gel. The
company is

being funded
by the
In
dustrial
Development
Corporation
(IDC), TIA and
CiIplaMedpro.
The company
is currently

conducting
market sizing,
manufacturing
feasibility


1 as
reported in
first quarter

Certaint
y

Misalignment of
targets between
TIA and DST
APPs

Discus
sions
on the
alignm
ent of
TIA
and
DST
indicat
ors
are on
going



29

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

studies,
regulatory
dossiers for
the gel should
the clinical trial
managed by
the African
Clinical
Research
Organizat
ion
(ACRO) be
successful.

1
2

Number of new

technology

products,

processes

or services

developed for

commercialisati
on

8 new

technology

products,

processes

or services

developed for

commercialisat
ion

by 31 March
2013

No target

No new
technologies,
products or
processes
wer
e
developed
during the
period
under
review
.
However, a
number of
technology
and process
improvements
were achieved
through the
Technology
Stations (i.e.
83).



No new
technologie
s, products
or
processes
were
developed
during the
period in
review.

Certaint
y

Misalignment of
targets between
TIA and

DST
APPs

Discus
sions
on the
alignm
ent of
TIA
and
DST
indicat
ors
are on
going


1
Number of
1 TT100
No target

Communicatio

The TT100
On


Communi

30

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

3

TT100

award events

that stimulate

innovation and

commercialisati
on

supported

award

event that

stimulates

innovation and

commercialisat
ion

supported by
31

March 2013

n from
Professor Roy
Marcus to the
Minister’s
office.

The TT100
Award event
will be held on
29 November
2012.

Award
event will
be held on
29
November
2012.

course

qué by
email

outlining
the DST
cont
ributi
on up
-
to
date.

1
4

Number of

prototypes

developed and

patents
registered

One (
1
)

prototype

developed and
one (
1
)

patent
registered

locally with

NIMPO by 31

March 2013

No target

Funding has
been
transferred to
the relevant
institution that
will be
developing the
prototype


Patent
Trials runs
were
performed
on the HT
-
MEA
production
line



Prototype


2kW HT
PEMFC
Stack
developed



On
course



HySA
quarter 2
reports
.













Strategic Objective 3
: To promote coordination among NSI institutions
in space, energy and bioscience
-
related research that will
enable the effective and efficient use of resources and the pooling of expertise

1
Number of
3 policy briefs

For Bio
The draft

The terms
On


Terms of

31

PROGRAMME 2



Performance
indicators

Target for
2012/13 as
per annual
Performance
Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

2
nd

Quart
er
Targe
t as
per
APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual
output
-

validated

Overall
progress
of
indicator
(Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason for
Variance

Actio
ns
Taken

Verificati
on
Sources

5

policy

briefs and
concept

documents

developed in

space, energy,

bioscience and

technology
commercialisati
on related

fields

and concept

documents
(HySA

review; 1
biotechnology

and health

innovation
policy

brief; 1 costing

model for
bioscience/

biotechnology

platforms)

developed by
31

March 2013

economy
strategy:
Draft
strategy
developed



For EO
data
sharing
Policy:
Identify
affected
stakeholde
rs

BioEconomy
Strategy has
been
discussed at
Minister’s
Management
Meeting
(MMM)


EO Data
Sharing Policy:
Affected
stakeholders
have been
identified via a
desktop study

of
reference
for the
HySA
review
advisory
board has
been
completed


In terms

of
the costing
model,
draft
recommen
dation
document
for
technology
platforms
has been
completed.


The policy
brief for the
biotechnolo
gy and
health will
be done in
the
fourth
quarter.


course

reference
for the
appointm
ent of
HySA
advisory
board




Technolo
gy
platforms
briefing
document


32


PROGRAMME 3: International Cooperation and Resources


This Programme aims to develop, promote and manage

strategic

international relationships, opportunities, and S&T
agreements that strengthen the NSI and enable an exchange of knowledge, capacity and resources between South
Africa and its regional and international partners.


It has three sub
-
programmes:



Overseas Bil
ateral Cooperation



Multilateral Cooperation and Africa



International Resources


Measurable objectives and highlights

In response to the approval of the Foundation and Philanthropic Organisations e
ngagement strategy in 2011/12 financial
year

the ICR program
me has already secured collaboration with the Carnegie Airborne Observatory through the Mellon
Foundation, as well as the Grand Challenge Canada, funded through the Gates Foundation and the Canadian
International Development Agency.

Minister Pandor address
ed several sessions at the highly publicised premier Euro
-
Science Forum

(ESOF
) event on 13
-
15 July 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. Her message was on how South Africa’s science dip
lomacy efforts have advanced South
Africa’s

profile internationally since the dawn
of democra
cy and also highlighted

the cooperation and business
opport
unities offered by projects such as

the SKA in Africa and Europe


A successful workshop was held under the aegis of AERAP (African
-
European Radio Astronomy P
artnerships) and was
targeted
at

the astronomy

community in South Africa and

the

African SKA Partner Countries.


The focus was on

33

exploring opportunities

for Human Capital Development
by examining both the short and long
-
term prospects offered by
various EU funding
.


The Department
participated in the SA
-
EU Summit held on 17 September 2012. S&T became a centre of attraction with
three events organised in partnership with EU counterparts including ce
lebrating SA
-
EU partnership on i
nnovation for
poverty alleviation. The event was atten
ded by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cabinet Ministers, Members
of Parliament and
the
President of the EU Commission.

This event further highlighted the S&T partnership as the most
active area of the Trade, Development, and Cooperation Agr
eement (TDCA) between South Africa and the EU.


As in the first quarter, the Bilateral Relations (Americas and Asia) Unit also continued in the second quarter with its effor
ts
to s
trengthen bilateral science, technology and innovation
partnerships. The

f
ollowing activities were carried out:




The DST hosted a South Africa
-
India bilateral workshop on ground
-
based astronomy.
One of the major outcomes of
the workshop was the commitment of both countries to initiate a flagship programme focusing on the
development of
instruments fo
r optical and radio astronomy. The technical visits include hosting of
a technical team from Shandong
province

in China
. The delegation was interested in information and policy exchanges in the following fields:

tr
aditional m
edicines, renewable e
nergy initiatives and ICT.
The

Director
-
General led a visit

to

Canada to explore and
learn from the various science and technology experiences. Outcomes of the

visit includes the need to fur
th
er
engage Canada with Statistics Canada o
n the possible support in reviewing the quality of the R&D survey statistical
reports and Science and Technology and Innovation Council (STI) on the insights on the scoping for various analysis
and evaluation reports and modalities for policy advisory func
tions.
The DST participated in an official visit to Panama
to promote political and economic relations as well as S&T cooperation. A number of themes for S&T cooperation
were discussed including areas such as climate change; health and biodiversity

in

wh
ich Panama has strengths.


34




T
wo calls for proposals of the National Research Foundation (NRF)
-
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
and the NRF
-
Japan Society for Science and Technology (JSPS) Programmes under the South Africa
-
Japan science
and tec
hnology bilateral a
greement were launched jointly in July 2012, respectively.

A joint call for proposals of the
Argentina
-
South Africa Centre for Nanotechnology (ASACEN) Programme under the South Africa
-
Argentina science
and technology bilateral Agreement

was launched in August 2012.

During
the period under review the subprogramme
Multilateral Cooperation and Africa
hosted the SADC Needs and Numbers Workshop and agreed on the scope,
modality and finding
s

for the study. The charter for SADC Wom
e
n in
Science

was

also concluded during
this time
.

The agreement
on scientific and technological cooperation

between
South Africa and Ghana

was

signed
. The
signing
was preceded by
a two day Ghana
-
South Africa Very Long Baseline Interferometer (VLBI) Network (A
VN) project
preparatory meeting
.




The call
for the
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis South African Young Scientist South African
Young Scientist Summer Programme (
IIASA SAYSSP
)

was launched

and the activities

to celebrate the United
Nati
on
s International Year of Sustainable Energy for All were organised to take place in
Limpopo, Gauteng and
Mpumalanga during the months of August and September 2012.

There was further

ministerial
participation in the
UNESCO

International Year of Energy (
IY
E
)

activities

and DST
participated in five OECD
-

Global Science Forum
projects and one OECD
-

CSTP project.

These projects were
successfully completed in September 2012.

MCA also
successfully hosted the NAM S&T workshop on Minerals Processing and Benefici
ation.




MCA also facilitated the participation in
the Canada Perimeter Institute summer programme

for learners and
educators
. This
programme is meant to cultivate
,

instil and ignite maths and science passion among the self
-
motivated high school learners
from all over the worl
d and further introduce educators

to new and modern ways of

35

teaching. Three South Africans

participated. They

were the only
representatives

from the African continent who

made

it to the short list

for participation in this programme.

TABLE
3
:

PROGRAMME 3 SERVICE DELIVERY ACHIEVEMENT

PROGRAMME 3


Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2011/12 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

2
nd

Quarter Target
as
per APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

Overall
progres
s of
indicato
r (Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason
for
Varianc
e

Action
s
Taken

Verification
Sources

Strategic Objective 1
: to increase leverage of foreign STI funds that will stimulate international
technology transfer and knowledge production, and
enhance innovation in pursuit of research
-
led socio
-
economic development

1

Amount of
foreign

STI funds
leveraged

R240.000.00
0.00

foreign

STI funds

leveraged by

31March
2013

R20

000.0
00.00

foreign STI
funds
leveraged
b y 30
June 2012

66%
of the total
quarter 1 target
was ach
ieved.
This was a total of
R13

141 464
foreign funds
leveraged by 30
June 2012



International
Resources (IR)
Total
Contribution:
R6
141 465


R 5 141 465 (DP)
Andrew
Mellon
Foundation, WM
kede Fuondation
and William
Hearst Fundation
(Canada)


R1m (GP)
R19

000

000.00foreig
n STI funds
leveraged b y 30
September

2012








A
Cumulative

total
of
R24

705

336.17
(just above 10%
of the annual
target) was
leveraged from
foreign countries.


Q2 Outputs:

Total:
R11

563

872.17


International
Resources (IR)
Total
Contribution:
R3

063

872.17


R3 063 872.17
(D
evelopment
P
artners
)


Overseas
Bilateral
Cooperation(OB
Moderat
e Risk

The
Japanes
e
experien
ced
financial
constrai
nts


IBSA
call has
not been
launche
d owing
to
delays
from
Brazil


Russia
call
postpon
ed to
2013


Norway
Releva
nt
docum
entatio
n for
the
disburs
ement
of the
EU
Sector
Budget
Suppor
t

funds
have
been
accept
ed by
the EU
and
disburs
ement
is
expect
ed
early in
SACEMA
-
CIDA
Payments

(416600)

Japan
Communicatio
n from Japan
#416668

Calls for
proposals
(#395115)

Email from
NRF on France
Protea call
(#416640)

Communicatio
n regarding the
delay in
posting the call

#416665

Email from
NRF regarding
Russia call
(#416641)

Email from the
Norwegian

36

PROGRAMME 3


Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2011/12 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

2
nd

Quarter Target
as
per APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

Overall
progres
s of
indicato
r (Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason
for
Varianc
e

Action
s
Taken

Verification
Sources

Netherlands,
NRF
-
NWO
Astronomy
Exchange
Programme


Overseas
Bilateral
Cooperation(OB
C) Total

Contribution
:
R7
m


C) Total

Contribution
:
R8500 000.00


R4
000 000.00

(Japan


JST
and JSPS)
-


Argentina (R25
00
000)



top up on
the 2011 call for
proposal

R2
000 000

for
Protea call
(France)

call
postpon
e
because
agreeme
nt not
signed
(R10
million)



Q3.


Efforts
are
underw
ay to
offset
this
delays
and
postpo
nement
s with
other
engage
ments.


embassy
(#416646)

S
trategic Objective 2:
To increase South
African and foreign funds spent on science and technology
-
based socio
-
economic development in Africa

2

Amount of
South

African and
foreign

funds spent
on
S&Tbased

socio
-
economic

development
in

Africa

R46,5m
South

African and

foreign funds

spent on

S&
T
-
based

socio
-
economic

development

in Africa by
31

March 2013

No target

A total of R5

131
435 of South
African and
foreign funds
were spent on
S&T based socio
economic
development in
Africa.


Multilateral
Cooperation and
Africa (MCA)
Total
Contribution:

R 23

000.000.00
South African and
foreign funds spent
by 30 September
2012

A total of R
21
7
06 924.41 (47%
of the annual
target)

of South
African and
foreign funds
were spent on
S&T based socio
economic
development in
Africa.



Q2 Outputs:

Total:
Moderat
e risk

The
variance
is

R
1

293

07
5.59
(5,62%)
There
were
delays
with
calls
with
African
partners
(Egypt
ICR is
engagi
ng with
other
internat
ional
partner
s to
achieve
the
targ
ets.

Kenya projects
(#416755)

UCT
submission
(392838)

Project
implementation
plan for
Mozambique
marine Finfish
(405707)

Contract
between DST
and SUN to
manage

37

PROGRAMME 3


Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2011/12 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

2
nd

Quarter Target
as
per APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

Overall
progres
s of
indicato
r (Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason
for
Varianc
e

Action
s
Taken

Verification
Sources

R

1 532 435
Angola call for
proposal


R2
600 000.00

African Institute
for Mathematical
Sciences

(AIMS)
financial support


R999

000.00

Multilateral
Cooperation
memberships

R441
000.00

European
Molecular Biology
Conference
(EMBC)
membership fees



R165
000.00

Non
-
Aligned
Movement for
Science and
Technology (NAM
S&T )
membership fees



R393
000.00

Centre for
R16

575

489.41


Multilateral
Cooperation
and Africa
(MCA) Total
Contribution:

R6

000 000


R6
000
000

(Africa
Cooperation)


International
Resources (IR)
Total
Contribution:

R10

575

489.41


R3 196 807
(Development
Partners)

R1,188,068
(Strategic
Partners


Seed
funding)

R6,190,614.41
(Strategic
Partners


Co
-

investment)

Call only
launche
d in
Septem
mer


still
open;
and the
calls
with
Algeria
and
Zambia
still not
placed).


Mozambique
marine finfish
Carnegie
submission
(34016010)

Cost Payments
(416613,41661
4,416616,416
6
24,416626,416
613)

Co
-
investment
Payment

(3416627,4166
28,
416629,41663
1,416633)


38

PROGRAMME 3


Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2011/12 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

2
nd

Quarter Target
as
per APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

Overall
progres
s of
indicato
r (Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason
for
Varianc
e

Action
s
Taken

Verification
Sources

Genetic
Engineering and
Biotechnology
(ICGEB)
membership fees)


Strategic Objective 3:
To increase access to global knowledge and STI networks that will result in international technology transfer and a competent

and equitable pool of
science, engineering and technology skills to support the NSI

3

Number of
foreign

participants
in global

knowledge
and STI

networks

800 foreign

participants
in

global
knowledge

and STI

networks by

31 March
2013

225 foreign
participant
s by 30
June 2012

A
total of 42

foreign
participants in
global knowledge
and STI networks.



Total OBC: 30

foreign
participants
participated in
research
collaboration
initiatives with
South African
counterparts.


Total MCA:

12 Angolan
participants
participated in
research
collaboration
initiatives with
South African
125 foreign
participants by 30
September 2012

A cumulative
total of 202
(25% of the
annual target)
foreign
participants in
global
knowledge and
STI networks.


Q2 Outputs:

Total:
176


Overseas
Bilateral
Cooperation
(OBC) Total
Contribution:

16


16 foreign
participants
(Japan


JST
and JSPS)


Moderat
e Risk

Japan
financial
constrai
nt to
expand
the
NRF/JS
T
program
me



There
were
delays
with
calls
with
African
partners
(Egypt
Ca
ll only
launche
d in
Septem
One of
the big
networ
king
events,
the
EDCTP
will be
hosted
in Q3
through
the
support
of the
special
networ
king
e
vents
for
young
South
African
researc
hers
with
Japan
evidence
(#416668)

Programme of
events
(#416477)

NAM workshop
hosted by
South Africa (#
416635,
41
6634,
416636)

and SADC
Engineering
Needs and
Numbers
workshop
(#416637)

Ghana sub
#413968

Namibia
approved sub
#416684

Nam Register
#416768


39

PROGRAMME 3


Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2011/12 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

2
nd

Quarter Target
as
per APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

Overall
progres
s of
indicato
r (Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason
for
Varianc
e

Action
s
Taken

Verification
Sources

counterparts
.

Multilateral
Cooperation
and Africa
(MCA) Total
Contribution:

160


48 (Multilateral
Cooperation


e.g a NAM
workshop
hosted by South
Africa and
SADC
Engineering
Needs and
Numbers
workshop)

112 (Africa
Cooperation


40 Mauritius, 12
Namibia, 30
Ghana, 6 SADC
Policy, 12
Mozambique
research, 12
Kenya PI)


ber,
still
open;
and the
calls
with
Algeria
and
Zambia
still not
placed).



their
Europe
an
counter
parts.


ICR is
engagi
ng with
other
internat
ional
partner
s to
achieve
the
targets.

SADC Policy
Prep #416737

Mauritius
#416747

Strategic Objective 4:
To increase the number of South African students
participating in international cooperative STI research projects that will
contribute to a competent and equitable pool of science, engineering and technology skills in support of the NSI

4

Number of
South
African

450 South
African

students

130
students
participatin
A total of 123
students
participated in
60 students
participating by 30
September

2012

A cumulative
total of 183 (41%
of the annual
On
course

Japan
financia
l

NRF evidence
#395077

Kenya

40

PROGRAMME 3


Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2011/12 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

2
nd

Quarter Target
as
per APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

Overall
progres
s of
indicato
r (Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason
for
Varianc
e

Action
s
Taken

Verification
Sources

students
participating

in
international

cooperative
STI research

projects

participating
in

international

cooperative
STI

research
projects

by

31 March
2013

g by 30
June 2012

international
cooperative STI
research projects.



Total OBC: 110

Total MCA: 13



target)
students
participated in
international
cooperative STI
research
projects.


Q2 Outputs:

Total: 60


Overseas
Bilateral
Cooperation
(OBC) Total
Contribution:

8


8 South African
students (Japan


JST and
JSPS)


Multilateral
Cooperation
and Africa
(MCA) Total
Contribution:
52


52 Africa
Cooperation (4
Namibia
Research
workshop; 48
constrai
nt to
expand
the
NRF/JS
T
progra
m
-
me

(#416755)


41

PROGRAMME 3


Performanc
e indicators

Target for
2011/12 as
per annual
Performanc
e Plan

1
st

Quarter
Target as
per APP

1
st

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

2
nd

Quarter Target
as
per APP

2
nd

Quarter
Actual output
-

validated

Overall
progres
s of
indicato
r (Red,
amber,
green)*

Reason
for
Varianc
e

Action
s
Taken

Verification
Sources

Kenya call)











PROGRAMME 4: Human Capital and Knowledge Systems


The Programme aims to develop and implement national programmes to produce knowledge, human capital
and the
associated infrastructure, equipment and public research services to sustain the country's system of innovation. It has the
following three sub
-
programmes.



The Human Capital and Science Platforms

is focusing on developing and renewing science, engi
neering and
technology human capital to promote knowledge generation, protection and exploitation; developing science
platforms that exploit South Africa’s geographical advantages; and promoting science, technology, engineering,
mathematics and innovation
literacy and awareness. Funding is provided to the National Research Foundation for
programmes to develop research and human capital.



Indigenous Knowledge Systems

promotes the role of indigenous knowledge systems in national research and
development progr
ammes to strengthen their contribution to science, technology and innovation.


42



Emerging Research Areas and Infrastructure

facilitates the strategic implementation of research equipment and
infrastructure to promote knowledge production in areas of national

priority and sustains research and
development led innovation. The sub
-
programme promotes new and emerging research areas through supporting
the required research and infrastructure capacity.


Progress against service delivery objectives and indicators


Human Capital and Science Platforms

The Department has sought to increase both the number of postgraduate students
funded through bursaries
, as well as
the average per capita level of support.
Recent trends (2008/9 to 2012/13) reveal an increase of more
than 30% of