SANi South African Nanotechnology Initiative

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Welcome to SANi

SANi is a well organised network of academics, researchers and engineers from universities, the private sector and research councils with the common goal of involving South Africa in the emerging field of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience.

The South African Department of Science and Technology encourages and supports this initiative and international cooperation.  SANi has a special interest in projects focused at the beneficiation of our natural resources, including Platinum, Gold, Vanadium and Titanium.


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Framework Six Programme

Framework Six Programme (EU Research Area)

Participation in the EU‘s Framework Programme Six (FP6) is greatly encouraged and financially supported by the Department of Science and Technology. That means that a FP6 Project consortium can invite a South African group for no extra cost to the project. The South African group’s contribution will be for free.


Background of SANi

SANi was initiated through the initiative of some members of the science community with an interest in nanotechnology.

The call for participation and promise of support, by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in the European Community Framework Programme 6 offered the opportunity for the first meeting of interested parties, called by Dr Malik Maaza and Dr Phil Mjwara, on 14 May 2002 at the University of the Witwatersrand. From this day SANi has evolved into an initiative that spans South Africa. An interim committee organised a one day workshop which was held on 25 October 2002. At this workshop SANi’s first committee was elected.

SANi Executive Committee

SANi is managed by a committee elected at its annual general meeting. The portfolios in the committee are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, International affairs, Research.

SANi Executive Committee as elected April 2014:


Title

Name

Surname

Portfolio

Email

Prof.

Martin

Ntwaeborwa

President

President@sani.org.za


VACANT

VACANT

Vice-president

Vicepres@sani.org.za

Dr.

Richard

Harris

Secretary

Secretariat@sani.org.za

Dr.

Phumlani

Mdluli

Treasurer

Treasury@sani.org.za

Mr.

Stef

Govindraju

Student Chapter

Student@sani.org.za

Prof.

Erasmus

Rammutla

Exco Member

Exco1@sani.org.za

Dr.

Veruscha

Fester

Exco Member

Exco2@sani.org.za

Dr

Edward

Nxumalo

Exco Member

Exco3@sani.org.za

SANi Objectives

To establish critical mass in nanotechnology R&D in South Africa for the benefit of all its citizens and hopes to achieve the following outcomes:

Increased Industry involvement and identified opportunities; improved industry – R&D organisation - university links; larger local and international networks; increased R&D spending in nanotechnology; and coordinate projects that generate benefits for South Africa.


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