Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)

Contact Details

Physical: Tia House, 83 Lois Avenue, Menlyn, Pretoria, 0181
Postal: PO Box 172, Menlyn, Pretoria, 0063
Tel: 012 472 2700


The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) was established in terms of the TIA Act 26 of 2008, with the objective of stimulating and intensifying technological innovation in order to improve economic growth and the quality of life of all South Africans. This is achieved by developing and exploiting technological innovations.

The mission of the Agency is to facilitate the translation of South Africa’s knowledge resource into sustainable socio-economic opportunities, with the following strategic goals: to position the Agency as a thought leader in technological innovation in South Africa; to provide South Africa with appropriate and effective support for innovation, with high social and economic impact; and to support and enhance technological innovation in Africa, and globally, through partnership initiatives.

Office Bearers/Management

Ms K Njobe
Chief Executive Officer
Mr B Manilal

Ms Khungeka Njobe
Deputy Chairperson:
Board Members:
Ms Helen Brown
Prof David Kaplan
Dr Steve Lennon
Adv Motlatjo Josephine Ralefatane
Dr Petro Terblanche
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr Barlow Manilal
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr Werner van der Merwe
Senior Management:
Ms Berenice Lue-Marais (Executive: Innovation Enabling and Support)
Ms Femke Pienaar (Executive: People, Systems and Facilities)
Dr Bethuel Sehlapelo (Executive: Innovation Funding and Pre-Commercialisation)
Communications Officers:
Dr Anitha Ramsuran (Acting Head: Marketing and Communications)
Ms Chriszelle Vorster (External Communications Officer)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditClean AuditFinancially Unqualified
Current Assets158 977140 012181 795249 571
Non-Current Assets62 213119 432130 420113 048
Total Assets222 190259 444312 215362 619
Current Liabilities23 24834 18922 62236 648
Non-Current Liabilities46 84818 98412 00529 523
Total Liabilities70 09653 17034 62766 171
Total Net Assets152 094206 273277 588296 448
Total Revenue463 018460 659578 352527 018
Revenue from Exchange Transactions33 70871 28835 279480 552
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions429 310389 370543 07346 466
Total Expenditure(523 427)(542 612)(609 087)(576 138)
Employee Costs(92 618)(123 771)(134 333)(123 829)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year(53 711)(71 654)(30 735)(49 120)
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities40 402(85 228)(12 099)(17 818)
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(1 927)(17 329)(41 720)(24 352)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year141 13774 798170 518242 243
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure11714 65550 60310 614
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure-58430635
Posts Approvedn/an/an/an/a
Posts Filled150162223n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a
NoteNot audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.

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