Dr Bheki Hadebe
Director: High End Skills, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa.
Bheki Hadebe is the Director; High-End Skills in the Department of Science and Technology (DST). In this capacity he is responsible for all policy development and funding of programmes aimed at the development of high-level skills in the areas of Science, Engineering and Technology in South Africa. This responsibility entails oversight responsibility over a number of agencies and human capital development initiatives. Some of the flagship human capital development initiatives he oversees include the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI), the Centres of Excellence (CoEs), and the Internship programme which are implemented through the National Research Foundation (NRF).