Biotechnology | Western Cape Government


Biotechnology Strategy for South Africa

(Strategic Plan or Business Plan)
Department of Science and Technology (National) (The Government of South Africa)

Cape Biotech Initiative Website

The Cape Biotech Initiative (CBI) is an umbrella forum aimed at creating a biotechnology industry hub in the Western Cape. The CBI represents the interests of industry, academia, government, finance, the public and all other role players in the field of biotechnology. This website contains information on the CBI and its events, meetings and projects.

Fact File: Biotechnology Basics

(Public Information)
This fact file explains what biotechnology is, how it affects us, the controversy around various biotechology issues and the extent of the Biotech sector in South Africa.

Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) Website

This website provides background information on the IDC and its activities locally and elsewhere in Africa. It contains detailed information on obtaining financial assistance for your business through the IDC.

Information on Industry Sectors

You can obtain information on business and industrial sectors both provincially and nationally through a variety of state departments and public entities.   Wesgro has undertaken detailed background studies on numerous sectors in the Western Cape and has also produced easy-to-read fact sheets based on these reports.

Public Understanding of Biotechnology (PUB)

A programme on the Public Understanding of Biotechnology (PUB) was launched by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) in 2003. For more information visit the PUB website where you can:

South African Medical Research Council (MRC) Website

This website contains information on ethics and human rights, research development, innovation and technology, research, the public and youth and science, funding opportunities and the services offered by the MRC. There are also publications and links to national programmes and their centres, units and groups.