Strategic Positioning of National Research Facilities

The SAIP Council would like to request comments from the physics community regarding the Strategic Positioning of National Research Facilities.

SAIP Council will be co-odinating a response from the SAIP.  Please email your comments to SAIP Office by 22 April 2011.


SAIP Annual Reports

SAIP Annual Report - 2009

SAIP Annual Report - 2008

SAIP Annual Report - 2007


Review of Mathematical Sciences Research at South African Higher Education Institutions - International Review Panel Report

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Physics for Development - Commentary appearing in Nature Physics (Vol. 3, November 2007) by N. Chetty, S.H. Connell and A. Bawa

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Postgraduate Research Indaba Report

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Innovation Towards a Knowledge-Based Economy - A 10 Year Plan for SA

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A National Plan for Olympiads

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Report on a Ministerial Visit to Slovenia and Romania

Prof. N. Chetty recently accompanied deputy minister of Science and Technology, Mr Derek Hannekom, on a trip to Eastern Europe to sign bi-national agreements with Slovakia and Romania. I was specifically charged with investigating areas of mutual co-operation in the field of physics. The report to the minister may be downloaded here. You are welcome to direct any queries to him [chettyn{at}ukzn{dot}ac{dot}za].

Report from the SAIP Conference Committee

The SAIP Council appointed a Committee in October 2003 to investigate the problems associated with the SAIP Annual Conference. The Report from the SAIP Conference Committee is now available. We welcome comments from members on the content of this document. The recommendations will be implemented as far as possible from 2005. Send comments to Dr. P.A. Whitelock [paw{at}saao{dot}ac{dot}za].

Shaping the Future of Physics in South Africa

The report by the International Panel is now available for download below.

Download entire report as zipped PDF file (1.237MB)
Download the updated Executive Summary(259kB)
Download the detailed Recommendations (Chapter 5 of Report) as PDF file (56kB)

Natural Scientific Professions Bill

The Natural Scientific Professions Bill as signed by the State President on the 25th of November and will be enacted as from 15 January 2003 is now available in a PDF format.

Enrolment and Graduation Statistics

The enrolment and graduation statistics for physics in South Africa for 2000, 2001 and 2002 (courtesy of the Department of Education) is now available in a PDF format.


Transformation Committee

The report of the Transformation Committee is available in a PDF format. Please send comments on the report to the Secretary (secretary{at}saip{dot}org{dot}za).


Report on the State of Physics in South Africa

The Report on the State of Physics in South Africa is available for download as a .pdf document.

International Physics Olympiad

Please refer to this page.


Department of Science and Technology Related Minutes