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Agriculture

Contracted by development agencies to manage the planning of an agro-industrial special economic zone.

Consumer Goods

Contracted by consumer goods companies to manage the distribution of their products in new markets.

Metals

Contracted by metals and engineering companies to provide market research and business development services.

Software

Contracted by software companies to provide market research and business development services.

Energy

Contracted by an electronics company to provide market research services for its energy efficiency business.

Sustainability

Contracted by a development agency to manage the planning of a green-tech special economic zone.

 Examples of projects

  1. Contracted by a South African company to research the international market for its medical device.

  2. Contracted by a South African company to develop a marketing plan for its wine products.

  3. Contracted by a South African company to conduct feasibility studies for new agricultural value chains.

  4. Contracted by a Japanese company to research the mining equipment and auto parts markets.

  5. Contracted by a South African company to develop a sales plan for its food products.

  6. Contracted by an American company to research the informal market for its consumer products.

  7. Contracted by a South African company to research the following markets - agriculture, food and beverage, mining, water treatment, marine, construction, specialized vehicles and renewable energy.

  8. Contracted by a Zambian company to research the tea markets.

  9. Contracted by a South African company to research the railway and energy markets.

  10. Contracted by a Korean company to research the energy efficiency market.

  11. Contracted by a South African company to research the plywood market.

  12. Contracted by a Russian company to research the digital forensic market.

  13. Contracted by an Italian company to research the defense market.

  14. Contracted by a South African company to plan the development of a Special Economic Zone.

  15. Contracted by a South African company to conduct a feasibility study for its timber products.

  16. Contracted by a South African company to conduct a feasibility study for its Farmer Production Support Unit.

  17. Appointed by the a Government agency to serve on a Research Advisory Panel to advise on research strategy and priorities for research projects and expenditure.

  18. Presenter. My experience of studying in Japan. South Africa-Japan Academic and Student Exchange Fair 2018 - Seminar and Exhibition on Study-in-Japan. University of Cape Town, South Africa, 18 September 2018.

  19. Facilitator. Department of Environmental Affairs' Land Rehabilitation Community of Practice. eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, Durban, 17 May 2018.

  20. Facilitator. 3rd Biodiversity Economy Indaba: Shaping a future-fit investment Bioprospecting Industry. East London International Convention Centre, East London, 9 March 2018.

  21. Lingela V. Khayelitsha Academy for Maths, Accounting, Sciences, English, Xhosa and Afrikaans. Cape Town, South Africa, 17 August 2017.

  22. Presenter. Atlantis GreenTech Special Economic Zone. African Renewable Energy Regional Center of Excellence Program 2016. Pan African Parliament, South Africa, 4 August 2016.

  23. Presenter. Building a collaborative relationship between the public and private sectors and building true partnerships Special Economic Zones. Manufacturing Indaba 2016. Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa, 29 June 2016.

  24. Lingela V. Industry clusters that are located and operating in the Atlantis SEZ and the return on expenditure by the South African Government on the Atlantis SEZ. Cape Town, South Africa, 26 May 2016.

  25. Facilitator & Presenter. Community Benefit Agreement. Wild Coast SEZ Stakeholder Workshop. Coega Conference Centre, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 17 September 2015.

  26. Presenter. Mode of Land Development for the SEZs. Seminar on the Construction and Management of Development Area for South Africa. Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) Group Co. Ltd, Binhai, Tianjin, China, 11 May 2015.

  27. Facilitator. Wild Coast SEZ Investment Promotion Workshop. Savoy Hotel, Mthatha, South Africa, 8 April 2015.

  28. Presenter. The Proposed Wild Coast Agro-Industrial Special Economic Zone: Current Situation. O.R. Tambo District Municipality - Integrated Development Plan Lekgotla 2015/2016. East London International Convention Centre, East London, South Africa, 19 February 2015.

  29. Presenter. The Wild Coast Agro-Industrial Special Economic Zone: Policy and Strategy. Nyandeni Inter-Governmental Relations Forum. Nyandeni Council Chambers, Libode, South Africa, 8 December 2014.

  30. Presenter. Technology development and commercialisation in South Africa through the centres of competence. International Conference on Scientific and Technological Innovation: National Experience and International Cooperation. International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) Headquarters, Moscow, Russia, 29-30 May 2013.

  31. Lingela V. and Degama M. The Contribution of South Africa to Intra-Africa International Research Partnerships. 21 December 2012.

  32. Lingela V. and Degama M. The International Research Strategies of South Africa, Japan and the United States of America. 29 November 2012.

  33. Facilitator. The 5th International Conference on Appropriate Technology (Knowledge Transfer Session). Saint George Hotel and Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa, 20-24 November 2012.

  34. Presenter. Science and Technology. Presentation to South African Heads of Diplomatic Mission. Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa. 12 December 2012.

  35. Facilitator. Swiss-South African Joint Research Programme: Wrap-up Workshop of Phase 1. Irene Country Lodge, Pretoria, South Africa, 1-2 November 2012.

  36. Lingela V. & Degama M. Research Standing of South Africa in the “BRICKS” Community. 23 October 2012.

  37. Lingela V. & Degama M. Internationalisation of the South African Research Landscape. 17 October 2012.

  38. Facilitator. International Research Forum. The Westin Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 29-30 August 2012.

  39. Presenter. Knowledge generation through international research partnerships: Implications for South Africa’s international technology transfer efforts. Conference on Higher Education in South Africa. Regent Hotel, East London, South Africa, 24 November 2011.

  40. Presenter. Objectives and expected outcomes of the ICSTI-South Africa Workshop on Nanotechnology and Materials. ICSTI-South Africa Workshop on Nanotechnology and Materials. The Farm Inn, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 November 2011.

  41. Presenter. Assessment of the Implementation of South Africa’s National Research and Development Strategy and the Ten-Year Innovation Plan. International Conference on Scientific and Technological Innovation: National Experience and International Cooperation. Academy of Romania, Rome, Italy, 17 May 2012.

  42. Presenter. Reconciling the economic and environmental interests of the golf course industry. The 6th Biennial Conference of the United States Society for Ecological Economics: Building a Green Economy. Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States, 26-29 June 2011.

  43. Presenter. Forging partnerships in Southern Africa. Southern African Research & Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) 2011 Conference: Preparing Research and Innovation Managers for the Next Decade. Protea Hotel, Umhlanga Ridge, South Africa, 8 June 2011.

  44. Presenter. South Africa-United States Foundry Technology Transfer Programme. South Africa-American Foundry Society Workshop. Schaumburg, Illinois, United States, 22 June 2011.

  45. Presenter. Green Economy. United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO+20) Regional Workshop for Africa. Saint George Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 May 2011.

  46. Lingela, V. National Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation: International Experience. International Research Paper #204199, 26 May 2011.

  47. Presenter. Technology localisation and green economy: The experience of South Africa. International Conference on Scientific and Technological Innovations: National Experience and International Collaboration. Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary, 19 May 2011.

  48. Presenter. South Africa-Korea International Technology Transfer Programme: Report to LG Electronics. LG Electronics, Seoul, Korea, 19-20 March 2011.

  49. Presenter. The effects of golf courses on water quality in the Gauteng and Western Cape Provinces in South Africa. Environmental Health 2011: Resetting our Priorities. Salvador, Brazil, 6-9 February 2011.

  50. Presenter. Interviewed by Kieno Kammies, during the Redi Tlhabi show, a daily radio talk show on Talk Radio 702, where we discussed my research on “Golf Courses and Environment” and responded to listeners on 20 January 2011.

  51. Invited Thought Leader. “Open Innovation Africa Summit”. Organised by Nokia, infoDev and Capgemini in Rift Valley, Kenya, 29 November - 1 December 2010.

  52. Presenter. The Contribution of the Department of Science and Technology to Clean Development Mechanism Process. Korean Clean Development Mechanism Delegation Seminar. Radison Blu Hotel Sandton City, South Africa, 18 November 2010.

  53. Presenter. Remarks at the Ceremonial Opening of the Bureau Meeting. First Meeting of the Bureau of the 12th Governing Council of the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre). Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8 November 2010.

  54. Invited Radio Guest. Interviewed by Christina Scott, host of a weekly radio programme, Science Matters, on SAfm radio - the main English-language radio station in South Africa - where we discussed my research on “Golf Courses and Environment” on 21 October 2010.

  55. Presenter. National Innovation and Global Competitiveness. Innovation Research and Development Conference. Southern Sun Grayston, Johannesburg, 6 October 2010.

  56. Presenter. The effects of golf courses on water quality in South Africa. Third Annual Science Symposium. University of Cape Town, South Africa, 10 September 2010.

  57. Presenter. North-South International Cooperation: The experience of the Southern Africa-Germany Technology Transfer Capacity Development Programme. Paper presented at the Workshop of the Southern Africa-Germany Technology Transfer Capacity Development Programme (TTCDP). Windhoek, Namibia, 2-3 August 2010.

  58. Facilitator. “Innovation Conference 2010: The Burning Platform”. Hilton Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 July 2010.

  59. Presenter. Proposal for International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI)-South Africa Workshop on Nanomaterials. International Conference on Scientific and Technological Innovation: National Experience and International Cooperation. National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Azerbaijan, 20 May 2010.

  60. Presenter. International Strategy to Develop Technology Capability in South Africa through the Clean Development Mechanism. Conference for Putting a Price on Carbon: Economic instruments to mitigate climate change in South Africa and other developing countries. University of Cape Town, South Africa, 23-24 March 2010.

  61. Presenter. Technology Transfer Capacity Development Programme: The South African experience. Workshop on Technology Transfer Capacity Development in Botswana: An analysis of national innovation system. Gaborone, Botswana, 26 January 2010.

  62. Presenter. Technology Transfer Capacity Development Programme: The South African experience. Workshop on Technology Transfer Capacity Development in Zambia: An analysis of national innovation system. Lusaka, Zambia, 19 January 2010.

  63. Presenter. The Changing Nature of South Africa’s Economic Diplomacy: The experience of international scientific and technological cooperation. 2009 DIRCO Annual Conference: Closing the Gap between Domestic and Foreign Policies. Southern Sun, Pretoria, South Africa, 5-6 November 2009. Department of International Relations and Cooperation , Pretoria, pp. 168-178.

  64. Lingela, V. Management Strategy to Develop National Technology Capability. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI2009). Madrid, Spain, 16-18 November 2009, pp. 1875-1886. ISBN: 978-84-613-2955-7.

  65. Facilitator. Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) Public Sector Innovation Conference 2009: Innovation for a Responsive Public Sector. Cape Sun, Cape Town, 27 August 2009.

  66. Lingela, V. (2009). The South African Industrial Innovation Capability: Historical and future perspective. Ideas that Work: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Vol. 1, pp. 50-59. ISSN: 2075-6054.

  67. Presenter. The Ten-Year Innovation Plan for South Africa: Opportunities for International Partnerships. International Conference on Scientific and Technological Innovation: National Experience and International Cooperation. Prague, Czech Republic, 21 May 2009.

  68. Lingela, V. (2009). The State of Biodiversity and Environmental Management in South Africa. Innovation Processes in ICSTI Community: Environmental Challenges and Solutions. International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), Moscow, pp. 105-114.

  69. Presenter. How is the South African society benefiting from science, technology and innovation? 2nd Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) Public Sector Innovation Conference: People-centred Innovation. Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa, 27-28 November 2008.

  70. Lingela, V. (2008). The characteristics of the South African science, technology and innovation system. Information and Innovations, Vol. 2, pp. 16-20. ISSN: 1994-2443

  71. Presenter. The Evolution of the South African Innovation Strategy: Towards technological innovation capability of firms. International Conference on Scientific and Technological Innovation: National Experience and International Cooperation. Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, 15 May 2008.

  72. Presenter. Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in South Africa. Presentation to the South African Heads of Missions. Foreign Service Institute, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 November 2007.

  73. Presenter. Science, Technology and Innovation for the Benefit of the Sub-Saharan Countries. South Africa-Rwanda Seminar on Science and Technology Cooperation. Pretoria, South Africa, 28 August 2007.

  74. Presenter. Innovation Policy. South Africa-Malawi Workshop on Science and Technology Partnership. Lilongwe, Malawi, 17 August 2007.

  75. Presenter. Managing Factors Limiting National Competitiveness to Improve Productivity in Developing Countries. Proceedings of the 7th Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology. Portland, Oregon, USA, 5-9 August 2007, pp. 2024-2030. ISBN: 9781890843151.

  76. Presenter. An Innovation Management Framework to Improve National Competitiveness in Developing Countries. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Management of Technology. Miami Beach, Florida, USA, 13-17 May 2007. ISBN 0-9712964-9-9.

  77. Lingela, V. Science and Technology Office: Activity Report, September 2004 - March 2007. Embassy of South Africa, Japan.

  78. Lingela, V. (Ed.) International Partnership in Science and Technology for Economic Development: Africa and Japan. Embassy of South Africa, Japan.

  79. Lingela, V. (Ed.) Breakfast Meeting with Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka of South Africa and Presidents of Japanese Universities. Embassy of South Africa, Japan.

  80. Lingela, V. (Ed.) Africa-Japan Essay and Speech Competition: Making Science and Technology a Foundation for Partnership between Africa and Japan. Embassy of South Africa, Japan.

  81. Lingela, V. (Ed.) (2005). Proceedings of the Science and Technology Policy Forum. Embassy of South Africa, Japan.

  82. Presenter. Towards Sustainable Consumption and Production: The Role of South African Actors. The Ministerial Conference on the 3R Initiative: 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) and Sustainable Consumption and Production, Japan, 30 April 2005.

  83. Presenter. The Contribution of Innovation Actors to Economic Performance in Japanese and South African Regions: Northern Cape, Gauteng, Tokyo and Hokkaido. The Southern African Research & Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) Conference on Managing Research and Innovation for Development in South Africa, 5-6 May 2005.

  84. Lingela, V. The Co-evolutionary Framework to Improve Competitiveness in the South African System of Innovation. The Globelics Academy: PhD School on National System of Innovation in Lisbon, Portugal, 25 May-3 June 2004.

  85. Lingela, V. (2004). South Africa and Japan: 10 Years of Science and Technology Relations. Embassy of South Africa, Japan.

  86. Lingela, V. (2004). National Systems of Innovation and Economic Development. Innovation for Development, Vol. 2, pp. 27. Department of Science and Technology, Pretoria.

  87. Lingela, V. (2000). A National Evaluation of Sustainability Indicators. Masters of Agriculture (M.Inst.Agrar.) Thesis. University of Pretoria, South Africa. (Supervisor: Prof. Albert S. Van Jaarsveld).

  88. Presenter. (1998). The use of geographic information system (GIS) in the evaluation of sustainability indicators. The Geographic Information System Workshop, Port Elizabeth Technikon, South Africa.

  89. Presenter. (1997). Evaluation of germination and growth of indigenous and exotic drought tolerant shrubs. Pasture Science Symposium, University of Pretoria, South Africa. (Supervisor: Prof. Norman Rethman). 

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