Science and Innovation: Driving Forces for Future Growth
T he 2015 Science budget vote exhibition was held at Parliament in Cape Town on 21 May 2015. The theme of the exhibition was "Science and Innovation: Driving forces for future Growth". Exhibitors showcased projects supported by the Department of Science & Technology. This included CAPRISA, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the National Research Foundation, the Human Sciences Research Council, the Technology Innovation Agency, the South African National Space Agency, and the Academy of Science of South Africa .
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Naledi Pandor, as well as grade 6-10 learners from various schools in the Cape Town area toured the exhibit to learn about science
As the designated DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in HIV Prevention, CAPRISA was represented at the exhibit by Dr Tanuja Gengiah. CAPRISA’s Demonstrations included new technologies for HIV prevention in women were showcased from completed, current and planned clinical trials at CAPRISA.