The African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday said they want technology and innovation to be integrated into the entire South African society despite a lack of funds.
This was said by Naledi Pandor, chairperson of the ANC national executive committee (NEC) subcommittee on education, health, science and technology, while briefing the media in Johannesburg.
She said progress has been made in the education, health, science and technology in implementing the resolutions of the last congress. The ANC will hold the 54th national congress on December 16-20.
The party aims to use 1.5 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) on innovation system but is failing due to shortage of funds. Pandor said one of their success stories has been the introduction of the ICT into some schools.
She also said research and development has been declining since 2008 but has shown sign of improvement. The coming national congress will discuss ways to capacitate the state to improve the science, technology and innovation, said Pandor. Enditem