South African national survey of research and experimental development: main analysis report 2014/15

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.Molotja, L.Maciko, M.A.Clayford, S.Parker, T.Sass, N.Vlotman, N.Saunders, F.Khan, J.Mathekga, P.Mudavanhu, G.Ralphs, M.Sithole, S.Takatshana, L.Kondlo, L.Binda, N.Mustapha
KEYWORDS: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D)
DEPARTMENT: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTii)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9724

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Abstract

The National Survey of Research and Experimental Development presents statistical indicators about the level of investment in R&D, trends and the structure of sectors performing R&D. This information forms the basis for setting and monitoring relevant policy targets and priorities. South Africa has undertaken R&D surveys since the 1960s. CeSTII has undertaken this task since 2001 under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology. The survey generates key data on human resources and expenditure on R&D that are then used to develop indicators. This report presents the results of the 2014/15 R&D survey, which is the thirteenth in the series produced by CeSTII.