The OAD was invited to the 2015 South African Budget Vote Exhibition held in Cape Town. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) announced its key priorities for the 2015/2016 financial year at the annual Budget Vote.
Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor toured the exhibit area. The OAD team, given space at the NRF booth, briefly talked to the minister. Kevin Govender, director of the OAD, explained the office’s highlights and achievements of the past year. The minister also spent time with the Ultrascope, the 3D printed telescope, whose team was visiting the OAD office on a collaborative project.
We also used the opportunity for a little outreach when students from various schools visited the exhibition.
For more details, visit the South African government website.