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Prof Nicolas Johannes Beukes

Prof Nicolas Johannes Beukes

Professor Nicolas Johannes Beukes Changing our understanding of the world one rock (succession) at a time Award for achievement over a lifetime, by an individual “Iron formations were abundant up to two billion years ago, after which they virtually disappeared,”…

Prof Melville Saayman

Prof Melville Saayman

Professor Melville Saayman Special Sustainable Tourism for Development Award Special Sustainable Tourism for Development Award“One of the key things I do is determine how tourism makes a contribution to people’s lives and to the broader community — how does tourism…

Prof Alta Schutte

Prof Alta Schutte

Professor Alta Schutte Getting to the heart of hypertension  NSTF-TW Kambule Award: Research and its outputs over the last 5-10 years “I am absolutely delighted to be paid to do what I love most,” she says. “As I have moved…

Prof John Ele-Ojo Ataguba

Prof John Ele-Ojo Ataguba

Professor John Ele-Ojo Ataguba Calculating the cost of health NSTF-TW Kambule Award for an emerging researcher: post-doc in a period of up to six years after award of a PhD or equivalent “The debates around how the country’s healthcare system…

Dr Robyn Pickering

Dr Robyn Pickering

Dr Robyn Pickering  Dating undateable NSTF-TW Kambule Award for an emerging researcher: post-doc in a period of up to six years after award of a PhD or equivalent “As an undergraduate student I was taught that it was impossible to…

Prof Ochieng Aoyi

Prof Ochieng Aoyi

Professor Ochieng Aoyi  Green solutions for treating wastewater Award: Engineering capacity development over the last 5-10 years, sponsored by Eskom “The uniqueness of this approach is that we have a consolidated body of research anchored on three pillars: desktop experimental…

Prof Diane Hildebrandt

Prof Diane Hildebrandt

Professor Diane Hildebrandt Transforming waste into energy, solving global environmental challenges    Award: Engineering capacity development over the last 5-10 years, sponsored by Eskom “A theme that runs through my research is how to use carbon-containing wastes and convert them…

Prof Colleen Downs

Prof Colleen Downs

Professor Colleen Downs Academic research must add value to conservation   Prof Downs sees herself as “an academic who crosses the gap between academia and applied conservation”. Prof Colleen Downs is passionate about research and conservation and believes that research…

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