TSC to continue to deliver “Science for Social Justice”

Xoli Ngubane

MUT Technology Station in Chemicals (TSC) Acting Director has commended the World Science Forum (WSF) for a theme that reminded scientists of the responsibility of science to society. Xolile Ngubane, who is attending this year’s World Science Forum discussions in Cape Town, said the WSF theme – “Science for Social Justice” – was about science’s obligation.

Ngubane said the theme recognized the responsibility, opportunity and commitment to engage science in addressing social injustices. It sought to convene a dialogue among scientists on strategies to deal with global challenges facing humanity. These challenges include pandemics, climate change, food insecurity, biodiversity loss, conflict, migration and persistent poverty. It is a call for science to make a critical contribution to creating a more equal, fair and just world.

“Science has a role to play in fighting poverty, unemployment, inequality and exclusion, the Technology Stations Programme in essence is one instrument of the South African government that is designed to elevate the innovation and competitiveness of small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) through support from higher education institutions,” said Ngubane.

Ngubane expressed her gratitude to Research Director, Dr Anette Mienie, for the support to attend the WSF.