Our main task is to support SA-Japan relations in the field of Science, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI), which includes:


To promote participation of South Africa in the S&T events such as: 

  • Japan-South Africa Partnership Forum
  • South Africa-Japan University (SAJU) Forum
  • Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum
  • New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Seminar
  • International Science Innovation & Technology Exhibition (INSITE)
  • Japan-South Africa Science and Technology Joint Committee Meeting
  • To coordinate academic and industrial R&D collaborations between Japan and South Africa (universities and colleges; research institutes; private sectors; and governmental departments)
  • To disseminate information (S&T events; research funds; and scholarships, fellowships for doctoral and post doctoral researchers)
  • To promote Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA) programmes
  • To chair SADC Southern African Science and Technology Community (SASTeC) Committee Meetings