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Bioeconomy SA Portal
Bioeconomy SA Portal

What is Bioeconomy SA?

Bioeconomy SA is a national initiative to promote and harness bio-innovation for economic growth and social development. It is informed by the National Bioeconomy Strategy, underpinned by advanced science and indigenous knowledge and focuses on the health, agricultural, industrial & environmental, and indigenous knowledge sectors. It is coordinated by the Department of Science and Innovation and powered by a wide range of public-private partnerships and investments.


Find health solutions that are relevant to South Africans. 

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Invest in bio-innovation products, processes and technology services to ensure food security and sustainable livelihoods. 

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Industry & Environment

Use bio-based processes and renewable biomass to manufacture bioproducts and enable a circular economy. 

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Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous knowledge systems cut across the three other sectors and translate traditional bio-based knowledge into products and services. 

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Latest News & Events

Contaminated water flowing from abandoned mines is one of the most significant contributors to water pollution. Acid mine drainage (AMD) can have severe impacts on aquatic resources, can stunt terrest…
This week the City's Enterprise and Investment Department Mayoral Committee Member James Vos joined the City’s Special Business Partner, GreenCape, on site visits to several green manufacturing compan…
A woman's shift to a plant-based diet and her discovery that she was lactose intolerant have now produced a cheese using plant-based casein from genetically engineered soybeans. Read more here: https…
Experts in the field of biotechnology and economy will be gathered to provide students with knowledge and information they can use to access biotechnology job market in South Africa. Science Bridge…

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