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Building a New South Africa Volume 3: Science and Technology Policy

Marc Van Ameringen
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Let us use these ideas to ensure that our reconstruction and development go ahead in harmony.
— Nelson Mandela

Out of the discussions surrounding a 1992 symposium on the role of research in transforming South Africa, the democratic movement requested that IDRC support a mission on science and technology (S&T) policy. The Mission was seen as a first step in promoting a national debate on this long-neglected issue. Its July 1993 report provides an insightful review of existing S&T policy in South Africa and the institutions involved in its development.

This volume presents the Mission's original report, together with a foreword by Nelson Mandela and a new, in-depth, and critical assessment of the Mission's work and its impact on the S&T policy debate in South Africa.

Volume 1: Economic Policy
Volume 2: Urban Policy
Volume 4: Environment, Reconstruction, and Development