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PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL REPORT (01 APRIL TO 30 JUNE 2014). DR. PHIL MJWARA PORTFOLIO COMMITTE 27 AUGUST 2014. OUTLINE OF THE PRESENTATION. DST Overview. Achievements for the Quarter 1. Remedial Actions. Reasons for Delays in Achieving Targets. Summary of Outcomes Progress.
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PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL REPORT (01 APRIL TO 30 JUNE 2014) DR. PHIL MJWARA PORTFOLIO COMMITTE 27 AUGUST 2014
OUTLINE OF THE PRESENTATION DST Overview Achievements for the Quarter 1 Remedial Actions Reasons for Delays in Achieving Targets Summary of Outcomes Progress Challenges on Specific Indicators Achievement per Programme Financial Performance Conclusion
DST OVERVIEW THE MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT (1)
DST OVERVIEW THE MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT (2)
DST VISION . .
DST OVERVIEW The Department contributes to and reports on the following government outcomes:
DST OVERVIEW DST PROGRAMMES Administration Technology Innovation White Paper on S&T, National Research & Development Strategy, Ten-Year Innovation Plan Research Development and Support International Cooperation and Resources Socio-Economic Innovation Partnerships
DST OVERVIEW PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAMMES (1) • Programme 1: Administration To conduct the overall management and administration of the department.
DST OVERVIEW PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAMMES (2) • Programme 2: Technology Innovation To enable research and development in strategic and emerging focus areas to promote the realisation of commercial products, processes and services from R&D outputs; through the implementation of enabling policy instruments.
DST OVERVIEW PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAMMES (3) • Programme 3: International Cooperation and Resources This Programme aims to strategically develop, promote and manage international relationships, opportunities and S&T agreements that strengthen the NSI and enable an exchange of knowledge, capacity and resources between South Africa and its regional and international partners.
DST OVERVIEW PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAMMES (4) • Programme 4: Research development and support Provide an enabling environment for research and knowledge production that promotes strategic development of basic sciences and priority science areas, through science promotion, human capital development, the provision research infrastructure and relevant research support in pursuit of South Africa’s transition to a knowledge economy.
DST OVERVIEW PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAMMES (5) • Programme 5: Socio-Economic Innovation Partnerships This Programme enhances the growth and development priorities of government through targeted S&T-based innovation interventions and the development of strategic partnerships with other government departments, industry, research institutions and communities.
DST OVERVIEW (1) DST PERFROMANCE OEVERVIEW (5) • The DST’s overall performance (total number of output targets n=65). Of the 65 targets set for the 2014/15 financial year, the Department is on course with a total of 44 (68%). Figure 1 below shows that only 19 (29%) were at moderate risk with three percent achieved.
DST OVERVIEW (2) DST OVERALL PERFROMANCE FOR Q1 performance for 2014/15
Reasons for Delays in Achieving the set Targets Major Reasons for Delays IN ACHIEVING TARGETS • Administrative delays • Changes in the scope of work. • For example; The research community requested further consultation before the finalisation of the first draft of the Marine and Antarctic Research Strategy • Process delays • Inputs that could not be solicited from other major stakeholders • e.g. Progress on the Cabinet memo is contingent on a response from the DTI • Targeting process • The target commences in the second/ third or fourth quarter. • For example; Total number of graduates and students placed in DST-funded work preparation programmes in SETI institutions.
Remedial actions IMPROVEMENT PLAN • EXCO- led process to address the issues that relate to administrative delays. • The DDGs are expected to indicate the tentative performance status; i.e. how programmes will ensure that targets on course, at moderate risk and certainty will be achieved. • Workshops have been conducted to solicit inputs from the marine research community • Improved planning processes. • With the intervention of the DDG for the programme implicated: discussion meeting has been scheduled with the DTI
CHALLENGES ON SPECIFIC INDICATORS SOME CHALLENGES THIS REPORTING QUARTER PER INDICATOR (1)
CHALLENGES ON SPECIFIC INDICATORS SOME CHALLENGES THIS REPORTING QUARTER PER INDICATOR (2)
ACHIEVEMENTS PER PROGRAMME QUARTER ONE HIGHLIGHTS: ADMINISTRATION- (1)
ACHIEVEMENTS PER PROGRAMME QUARTER THREE HIGHLIGHTS: TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION (TI) – (1) • The Innovation Priorties and Instruments Chief Directorate championed the hosting of the South Africa-Taiwan Innovation and Commercialisation Workshop that was held in Taiwan, and formed part of the South African delegation that attended the South Africa-Taiwan Joint Committee (JC) Meeting on Science and Technology (S&T) Cooperation. • The three Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) centres of competence (CoCs) were financially supported through two streams of funding (human resources funding for salaries and project funding). This support resulted in eight publications in peer reviewed journals being produced, and two patent applications being filed. The first patent involves a metal hydride (MH) storage container and the second involves an MH storage unit, integrated with a fuel cell power pack.
ACHIEVEMENTS PER PROGRAMME QUARTER THREE HIGHLIGHTS: TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION (TI) – (2)
ACHIEVEMENTS PER PROGRAMME QUARTER THREE HIGHLIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND RESOURCES (ICR) – (1) • The Programme continued to expand South Africa’s already extensive portfolio of bilateral STI partnerships with the conclusion of the first formalised STI cooperation framework (a Memorandum of Understanding) with Malaysia in April 2014. • Innovation partnerships strengthened with Asia (Taiwan). The programme included a major innovation and commercialisation workshop, which provided a platform for sharing experiences with regard to enterprise development, intellectual property management and innovation funding.
ACHIEVEMENTS PER PROGRAMME QUARTER THREE HIGHLIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND RESOURCES (ICR) – (2) • Delegation led by the Minister who was a speaker in several sessions, South Africa was by the far the most prominent non-European country participating in the European Open Science Forum (ESOF-2014) conference held in Copenhagen in June 2014. • Within the broader multilateral area, the Minister participated in the prestigious Carnegie Group meeting, bringing together the Science Ministers and Advisors of the G8, the European Commission, Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa. The Minister had the invaluable opportunity to exchange perspectives with her counterparts on strategies to enhance global STI cooperation in areas such as anti-biotic resistance, energy security and research infrastructure.
ACHIEVEMENTS PER PROGRAMME QUARTER THREE HIGHLIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND RESOURCES (ICR) – (3)
ACHIEVEMENTS PER PROGRAMME QUARTER THREE HIGHLIGHTS: RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT(RDS) (1) • In June 2014 the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) requested to collaborate with DST in the areas of heritage, indigenous knowledge and palaeontology to present a joint project that highlights South Africa’s heritage and scientific convergence. The two departments agreed to participate jointly during the South Africa Year in China and Cultural Season to take place in September and October 2014, in China. • The Department of Science and Technology held public launch events at various host institutions for the four new Centres of Excellence that were awarded in December 2013, namely: Food Security CoE (University of Western Cape), Human Development CoE (University of the Witwatersrand), Integrated the Mineral Resources and Analyses CoE (University of Johannesburg), and Maths and Statistics CoE (University of the Witwatersrand).
ACHIEVEMENTS PER PROGRAMME QUARTER THREE HIGHLIGHTS: RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT (RDS) (2) • Several workshops were held with respect to the commercialisation of the Reconfigurable Open Architecture Computing Hardware (ROACH) – the first to discuss the general approach and the second to determine the IP arrangements. The investigations for the IP arrangements were concluded and an application was made to the Technology Localisation Implementation Unit within the CSIR for financial support to develop the local manufacturing capability. The SKA Project Office also issued a tender for the development of ROACH-3.
ACHIEVEMENTS PER PROGRAMME QUARTER THREE HIGHLIGHTS: RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT (RDS)– (3)
ACHIEVEMENTS PER PROGRAMME QUARTER THREE HIGHLIGHTS: RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT (RDS)– (4)
ACHIEVEMENTS PER PROGRAMMES QUARTER THREE HIGHLIGHTS: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP (SEIP) – (1) • The selection of innovative sanitation technologies through the DST and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation agreement has been concluded. These innovative sanitation technology solutions will be piloted in selected rural schools of the Nciba Circuit of the Eastern Cape. • An Imagine Cup Local final was held on 28 April 2014. This competition challenges the countries’ best student programmers to develop solutions to real-world problems being experienced within their respective communities. The South African winning team, Super Sea Dragons, developed a 2D action-adventure planet plat-former, which also won the global Skype award worth $5000
ACHIEVEMENTS PER PROGRAMMES QUARTER THREE HIGHLIGHTS: SOCIO- ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP (SEP) – (2)
BUDGET SPLIT – BY PROGRAMME FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE REPORT DST Financial Performance
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE REPORT BUDGET SPLIT – BY ECONOMIC CLASSIFICATION
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE REPORT FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE - SUMMARY DST Financial Performance Report DST Financial Performance Report DST Financial Performance Report
ANALYSIS OF DONOR FUNDS Donor Funds
CONCLUSION • Currently 71% of the annual 2014/15 targets are on course including the achieved. • EXCO put processes in place to ensure that all targets on course will be achieved as planned. • Human capital development, knowledge generation and exploitation, infrastructure and Africa collaboration will remain key focus areas and are central in the 2014/15 Annual Performance Plan. • The Department commits itself to continuous improvement in the policies, processes, structures and instruments that have been put in place in pursuit of an effective NSI whose contribution to national development is being optimised. Also in continuous pursuit of addressing the triple challenges ( poverty, unemployment and inequality) facing the country.