Updates and errata

June 2018

Error: South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: Main Analysis Report 2015/16, Figure 19 (p. 29). The R&D personnel headcounts data point for 2005/06 is stated incorrectly as 27 275. The correct data entry is 57 275.

Error: South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: Main Analysis Report 2015/16 (p. 35). There is a data error in the following two sentences: “Women accounted for almost half of the total number of researchers, where their share peaked at 45.0 % in 2015/16. There has been a steady annual increase in the percentage of female researchers, from 42.3% in 2011/12 to 45.0% in 2015/16.” The correct number of female researchers expressed as a percentage of the total number of researchers in 2015/16 is 44.4%.

Error: South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: Statistical Report 2015/16 (p. 3). There is a data error in the following sentence: “The proportion of female researchers increased by 0.1 of a percentage point to 44.3% (Table C.29).” The correct number of female researchers expressed as a percentage of the total number of researchers in 2015/16 is 44.4%.

April 2018

Error: South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: Statistical Report 2015/16, Table C. 96 (p. 53). The data for the 2015/16 period that appears under Provincial departments should appear under National departments, and vice versa.

Error: South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: Statistical Report 2015/16, Table C. 96 (p. 53). The data for the 2013/14  period that appears under Provincial departments should appear under National departments, and vice versa.

Error: South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: Statistical Report 2015/16, Table C. 96 (p. 53). Minor adjustments were made to expenditures in the 2015/16 period under Provincial and National departments. Adjustements are available on request to cestiidata@hsrc.ac.za.

February 2018

Error: Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators: Annual Review Report 2016/17, Box 1 (p. 8). There is a duplication of the term ‘higher education’ in the second paragraph. The correct sentence is: “The largest performer of R&D in 2014/15 was the business sector (45.3% of GERD), followed by higher education (28.5% of GERD), then science councils (17.1%), government (6.5%) and not-for-profit organisations (2.7%).”

January 2018

Error: South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: Statistical Report 2015/16, Table C. 96 (p. 53). The data for the 2015/16 period that appears under Provincial departments should appear under National departments, and vice versa.

Error: South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: Statistical Report 2015/16, Table C. 128 (p. 71). Researcher FTEs for the Medical Research Council is missing a decimal point. The correct number is 171.0.

Error: South African National Survey of Research and Experimental Development: Statistical Report 2015/16, Table C.33 (p. 19). The data in the Male and Female columns was incorrectly placed. The correct table data is as follows:

Table C.33: Researcher headcounts by gender (2006/07 to 2015/16)

*Doctoral degree or equivalent includes South African doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows.

YEAR

TOTAL RESEARCHERS* 

(HEADCOUNTS)

MALE FEMALE
2006/07 29 303 17 913 11 390
2007/08 29 327 18 022 11 305
2008/09 28 952 17 694 11 258
2009/10 29 255 17 614 11 641
2010/11 25 300 14 823 10 477
2011/12 25 954 15 065 10 889
2012/13 27 314 15 378 11 936
2013/14 28 014 15 520 12 494
2014/15 28 723 15 824 12 899
2015/16 29 455 16 150 13 305