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southafricalogoITWeb reports that Dr Phil Mjwara, the Department of Science and Innovation’s (DSI’s) long-standing director-general (DG), has retired.

This shortly after Mjwara was honoured with the SA Medical Research Council’s Presidential Award for his contribution to promoting SA’s science, technology and innovation. In a statement, the higher education, science and innovation ministry said Mjwara had a long and distinguished career as a senior public servant. With 18 years of service, he was the country’s longest-serving DG. “He played a leading role in shaping the policy and institutional architecture of South Africa’s National System of Innovation (NSI). He led the establishment of some of our country’s key science institutions, such as the Technology Innovation Agency and the South African National Space Agency,” the ministry indicated. Mjwara holds a BSc, MSc and PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand *Wits). His academic career includes serving as professor of science and technology policy at the University of Pretoria, and physics lectureships at Wits, Unisa and Fort Hare.

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