is a national facility that is geographically spread across the country and was established at Mintek in 2007 by the Department of Science and Technology. The Mintek NIC activities are aimed at addressing national priorities highlighted by both the national nanotechnology strategy and national research and development (R&D) strategy.
The DST/Mintek NIC hosted a Nanotechnology Facility Tour with SAASTA on
29 September 2017 on the Mintek premises in Randburg.
The South African Nanotechnology Initiative (SANi) will be hosting its annual NYRS symposium at TUT on 20 October 2017.
The NIC will be hosting their annual workshop at the University of Johannesburg in November. We are celebrating 10 years of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Each month, our internal "journalist", Sinazo Cobongela, interviews a member of the NIC staff, a resident NIC student and gets comments from our students at the three nodes.
This month, she interviewed the Head of the DST/Mintek NIC, Dr. Lucky Sikhwivhilu and our sensors intern, Ms. Ntsako Chauke who has sinced moved on.