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National Research Foundation (NRF)

 

The NRF was established through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998), following a system-wide review conducted for the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST). The new entity incorporated the functions of the research funding agencies that were previously servicing various sections of the research community, namely the former Centre for Science Development (CSD) of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the former Foundation for Research Development (FRD) that included several National Research Facilities.

As an independent government agency, the NRF promotes and supports research in all fields of knowledge. It also conducts research and provides access to National Research Facilities. The NRF provides services to the research community especially at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Science Councils with a view to promote high-level human capital development. The NRF aims to uphold excellence in all its investments in knowledge, people and infrastructure.

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  • Rust, IC (Cooperative Scientific Programmes: CSIR, 1984-03)
    The Marine Sedimentology Programme is the latest phase of a research activity which was initiated in 1966 by the late Professor E S W Simpson. Related research is currently carried out by NRIO, UCT and the Geological Survey. ...
  • SASCAR (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1984-02)
    This document describes the past, current and planned future South African earth science research programme in the Antarctic, Southern Ocean and subantarctic regions. The scientific programme comprises five components into ...
  • SANCOR (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1984-02)
    The South African National Committee for Oceanographic Research (SANCOR) coordinates and administers a significant portion of the marine research conducted in South Africa under six discrete programmes. These are; Benguela ...
  • Allanson, BR; Whitfield, AK (Cooperative Scientific Programmes: CSIR, 1983-12)
    This report is the summary of a larger two-volumed work originally presented to the Coastal Lakes Working Group in 1981. The floodplain is in essence a series of small, shallow lakes, running in an east-west direction ...
  • Breen, CM (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1983-12)
    Lake Midmar is a shallow turbulent lake subject to periodic draw-down. These conditions create considerable instability in the water column and greatly influence the structure and functioing of the system. Analysis of how ...
  • Allanson, BR; Jackson, BP (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1983-12)
    The fisheries potential of the reservoir in the Orange River has been determined by the combined studies of ichthyologists and limnologists. The combination has been synergistic. It has been shown that the physical structure ...
  • Ferrar, AA (Cooperative Scientific Programmes: CSIR, 1983-12)
    In South Africa there is a serious lack of understanding of the relationship between human behaviour and environmental conservation. A multidisciplinary field of study is described dealing with the causes and effects of ...
  • Deacon, HJ; Hendey, QB; Lambrechts, JJN (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1983-12)
    Current knowledge of aspects of the geology, soils and palaeontology relevant to the study of the palaeoecology of the fynbos region, the southern margin of the African continent, is surveyed in nine essays and three ...
  • Gandar, MV (Cooperative Scientific Programmes: CSIR, 1983-11)
    An annotated checklist is given of 60 species of Acridoidea which were found on the Nylsvley Nature Reserve. The density of a species may change greatly over small distances, altering the population species composition. ...
  • Gardner, BD; Connel, AD; Eagle, GA; Molden, AGS; Oliff, WD; Orren, MJ; Watling, RJ (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1983-09)
    This report contains information gained during the period January 1976 to March 1979, and follows on the previous report of Cloete and Oliff . Impact areas covered by this report include East London and Algoa Bay, the ...
  • Ferrar, AA; Kruger, FJ (Cooperative Scientific Programmes: CSIR, 1983-07)
    A description of the aims of the international SCOPE programme on biological invasions is provided, together with a proposed four year time table of international activities. This is followed by a brief account of the ...
  • Day, JA (Cooperative Scientific Programmes: CSIR, 1983-06)
    The notion of ecological convergence has influenced taxonomists and biogeographers since the development of ecology in the mid-nineteenth century. Our initial understanding of the ecosystems of the world resulted from plant ...
  • Moll, EJ; Campbell, BM; Cowling, RM; Bossi, L; Jarman, ML; Boucher, C (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1984-03)
    A scheme of major categories of the vegetation in and adjacent to the fynbos biome is given as a second approximation after Acocks1 Veld Types (1953). A four tier hierarchy is presented with nineteen categories of vegetation. ...
  • SANCOR (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1983-02)
    This publication outlines the Programme for Coastal Processes as it will exist within SANCOR for the next six years. The programme was drawn up by active researchers in the field and by executives responsible for management ...
  • SANCOR (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1983-02)
    Within the context of the Estuarine Programme that forms part of South African Oceanographic Research, an outline is given of environmental problems resulting from human activities in estuaries, of current state of research, ...
  • Ecosystem Programmes (Cooperative Scientific Programmes: CSIR, 1982-12)
    The National Programme for Environmental Sciences is a cooperative undertaking of scientists and scientific institutions in South Africa concerned with research related to environmental problems. This annual report describes ...
  • Moran, VC; Moran, PM (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1982-12)
    A compilation of references to research on alien invasive plants in South Africa is given. Crop weeds and indigenous plants are not included. Reference is made to 457 publications. Keyword listings and a keyword index are ...
  • Huntley, BJ; Bosch, OJH (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1982-12)
    Abstracts are provided for research projects conducted during 1980-1981 in South African terrestrial ecosystems. The abstracts are arranged alphabetically according to author name and a keyword index is provided.
  • Gandar, MV (Cooperative Scientific Programmes: CSIR, 1982-10)
    This report synthesizes information gained from a study of an experimental fire ignited in an 182 ha portion of the Savanna Ecosystem Project study area in early September 1978. Three smaller fires, each covering 1 ha ...
  • Mentis, MT; Huntley, BJ (National Scientific Programmes Unit: CSIR, 1982-10)
    The objectives, organization and research programme of the Grassland Biome Project are described against a background of the biome's ecological characteristics and environmental problems. Four principal research topics wil ...

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