UCT features at Parliament Budget Vote Exhibition
The Department of Science and Technology Budget vote Exhibition was on 22 August 2014. As part of the Budget Vote, the Department held an exhibition at the Company Gardens where the University of Cape Town was one of the featured exhibitors.
Minister Naledi Pandor, together with deputy minister Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi toured displays and interacted with exhibitors followed by a presentation on the status of innovation in South Africa by the CEO of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Dr. Sibusisu Sibisi.
The aim of the exhibition was to highlight the importance of science and technology in society.
The UCT display included devices by reScribe, a project on the fine motor skills hand rehabilitation of stroke patients, and the Khusela fire detector, both of which garnered significant interest from ministers, science and technology ambassadors and the general public.
Also featured were two of UCT’s spin off companies, namely CapeRay Medical, who provide breast screening through innovative low dose X-rays and ultrasound to enhance the clinician’s ability to detect breast cancer, and H3-D, Africa’s first drug discovery and development centre.
For more information view the address by the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor MP, on the occasion of the Science and Technology budget vote click here.