DAAN DU TOIT
Currently Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Resources in the South African Department of Science and Technology Daan Du Toit is responsible for all aspects of South Africa’s international science, technology and innovation partnerships.
Since 2002, he has held various positions in the newly established Department of Science and Technology, related to South Africa’s international scientific and technological cooperation. This included responsibility for establishing and managing the European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme (ESASTAP) - a dedicated platform to promote scientific and technological cooperation between South Africa and the European Union. Between 2006 and 2013, he was appointed as the South African Department of Science and Technology’s Senior Science and Technology Representative to the European Union, a position based at the South African Mission to the European Union in Brussels where he held the position of Minister Counsellor.