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'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditClean AuditClean Audit
Current Assetsn/a158 977140 012181 795
Non-Current Assetsn/a62 213119 432130 420
Total Assetsn/a222 190259 444312 215
Current Liabilitiesn/a23 24834 18922 622
Non-Current Liabilitiesn/a46 84818 98412 005
Total Liabilitiesn/a70 09653 17034 627
Total Net Assetsn/a152 094206 273277 588
Total Revenuen/a463 018460 659578 352
Revenue from Exchange Transactionsn/a33 70871 28835 279
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactionsn/a429 310389 370543 073
Total Expendituren/a(523 427)(542 612)(609 087)
Employee Costsn/a(92 618)(123 771)(134 333)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Yearn/a(53 711)(71 654)(30 735)
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activitiesn/a40 402(85 228)(12 099)
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activitiesn/a(1 927)(17 329)(41 720)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Yearn/a141 13774 798170 518
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a11714 65550 603
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a-58430
Posts Approvedn/an/an/an/a
Posts Filledn/a150162223
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report
NoteNot audited by AGSA. Independent Audit Report.

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