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National Research Foundation


The NRF receives its mandate from the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998, as amended). According to Section 3 of the Act, the object of the NRF is to contribute to national development by:

  • Supporting, promoting and advancing research and human capacity development through fund and the provision of the necessary research infrastructure, in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology, including humanities, social sciences and indigenous knowledge;
  • Developing, supporting and maintaining national research facilities;
  • Supporting and promoting public awareness of, and engagement with, science; and
  • Promoting the development and maintenance of the national science system and support of Government priorities.
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Street Address:

NRF Building, South Gate, CSIR Complex, Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria, 0001

Postal Address:

PO Box 2600, Pretoria, 0001

Overseeing Government Body: (The Government of South Africa)
The content on this page was last updated on 12 September 2019