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National Research Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the foundation is to promote and support research through funding, human resource development, and the provision of the necessary facilities in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge.


Established in 1998 - 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). It is an independent government agency.


National Research Foundation

Governmentally-linked foundation


Meiring Naudé Rd., Brummeria Pretoria, South Africa 0001

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