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National Research Foundation (South Africa)

Intermediary agency between the Government of South Africa and South Africa's research institutions / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) is the intermediary agency between the policies and strategies of the Government of South Africa and South Africa's research institutions.

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National Research Foundation
FormationApril 1, 1999; 24 years ago (1999-04-01)
Legal statusFoundation
PurposeFunding and research in South Africa
HeadquartersNRF Building, CSIR Complex, Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria
Region served
South Africa
Official language
LeaderProf Fulufhelo Nelwamondo
Parent organisation
Department of Science and Innovation

It was established on 1 April 1999 as an autonomous statutory body in accordance with the National Research Foundation Act. Dr Fulufhelo Nelwamondo has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation of South Africa with effect from 1 April 2021. The NRF Board is chaired by Dr Nompumelelo Obokoh.[1]