South Africa's national system of innovation and cluster formation in the ICT sector

OUTPUT TYPE: Conference or seminar papers
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): W.Blankley, S.Moodley
KEYWORDS: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION SYSTEM, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 3050
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/7757

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Abstract

This paper gives provides an outline and overview of the post-apartheid South African National System of Innovation, while the second section in the paper specifically focuses on two cluster initiatives in the South African information and communication technology (ICT) sector. Since South Africa's transition to a democracy in 1994 the science and technology system has been overhauled and reorganized within the framework of a National System of Innovation (NSI). The establishment of a Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology or DST has provided a driving force for these changes.