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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

The annul Innovation Festival will be taking place in Durban and is aimed at thought leaders, businesses, entrepreneurs, academia, designers, government, and all innovation stakeholders to explore…
Bio Africa will be hosting the Navigating South Africa’s Cannabis Future webinar as they focus on the South African landscape and regulatory processes of IKS, medical cannabis and natural products…
The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has released its draft cannabis master plan, which aims to turn marijuana into a viable business sector for the country. Read more her…
Dr Koitsiwe, the Acting Director: IKS Centre at the North West University will be shedding light on innovative ways of creating sustainable employment and IKS-based entrepreneurship opportunities for…

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