SANBA Official Launch
The South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA) will be officially launched on 3 April 2020, by the DG of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), Dr P Mjwara. The DSI will be supporting the SANBA ecosystem in terms of it’s national mandate as follows:
- By seed funding SANBA, it will act as a catalyst for blockchain research, development and innovation. This will support it’s role of strengthening partnerships between business, government, academia and civil society, by creating an enabling environment for science, technology and innovation.
- As a gateway to government, it aims to raise the profile of science, technology and innovation into cross-cutting government planning at the highest levels.
- As an investor in research, development and innovation opportunities, it will support blockchain solutions that have the potential for social benefit and fundamental economic transformation.