South Africa Flag…The South African Quantum Technologies Initiative (SA QuTI) aims to develop a well-established critical mass in the national quantum community…

…Following on a proposal written by the consortium led by Professor Andrew Forbes from the Wits School of Physics, the DSI committed the first tranche of funding up until March 2025 to set up SA QuTI. It involves establishing quantum nodes at five centres… and eventually increasing the number of active centres across the country by finding and supporting new emerging quantum leaders…

 

…The funding will have a special focus on human capital development, development of emerging leaders, access to quantum computers, and advocacy, as well as support for quantum communications and quantum sensing and metrology deployment through start-up entities…

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