Department: Science and Technology (DST)

Contact Details

Physical: DST Building 53, CSIR Campus, Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X894, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 843 6300
Fax: 012 349 1037


The mission of the Department of Science and Technology is to provide leadership, an enabling environment, and resources for science, technology and innovation in support of South Africa’s development.

Office Bearers/Management

Ms N Pandor
Deputy Minister
Ms Z kaMagwaza-Msibi
Director General
Dr P Mjwara

Ms Naledi Pandor
Deputy Minister:
Ms Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi
Director General:
Dr Phil Mjwara
Ms Carmen Heydenreich (Personal Assistant: Minister)
Ms Sinenhlanhla Ntanzi (Personal Assistant: Deputy Minister)
Chief of Staff:
Ms Boitumelo Marishane
Chief Financial Officer:
Ms Pretty Makukule
Deputy Directors General:
Dr Thomas Auf der Heyde (Research Development and Support)
Mr Daan du Toit (International Cooperation and Resources)
Mr Tommy Makhode (Institutional Planning and Support)
Ms Nombuyiselo Mokoena (Corporate Services)
Mr Mmboneni Muofhe (Technology Innovation)
Mr Imraan Patel (Socio-Economic Innovation Partnerships)
Senior Management:
Mr Matile Malimabe (Chief Information Officer)
Mr Mathule Motswiane (Acting Chief Director: Human Resources)
Communications Officers:
Mr Canaan Mdletshe (Media Liaison Officer)
Mr Lunga Ngqengelele (Media Liaison Officer)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedClean AuditFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriation7 624 8736 638 3066 309 1484 999 610
Actual Expenditure7 591 8306 534 1836 276 7735 003 237
Employee Compensation301 087276 001241 621221 767
Goods and Services163 723169 849160 974164 615
Capital Assets16 4676 23063 0196 490
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure1 0881 92216 910569
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure62---
Posts Approved492487479n/a
Posts Filled458457438n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

Reporting Entities

Annual Reports

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Human Resource Development Council of South Africa
UKZN Extended Learning
RCM School of Excellence
Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS)
Maluti TVET College