Why Innovations Live or Die: South Africa’s Innovation System

Published February 2024

MISTRA’s new book, Why Innovations Live or Die: South Africa’s innovation system interrogates the notion of a National System of Innovation (NSI) and the issues surrounding it. Contributing authors argue that the fundamental question is about the relevance of innovations to the country’s citizens, and whether the system promotes economic growth, social inclusion and initiative across all sectors of the population.

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