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Prof Andrew Green

Prof Andrew Green

Prof Andrew Green For excellence in marine geoscience research The Green marine geology machine Special Annual Theme Award:  Ocean Science for Sustainable Development In South Africa, the geological sciences are often associated with mining on dry land. However, with rising sea…

Community Keepers

Community Keepers

Community Keepers  For their project to enhance resilience and promote mental health   It is a victory, however small, when a distressed child makes a pact with their therapist that they will not take their own life this month, when…

Prof Roger Deane

Prof Roger Deane

Prof Roger Deane For the digital upgrade of the Johannesburg Planetarium Exploring the unknown and sharing what we find with others has always been a very human endeavour, says local astrophysics celebrity, Prof Roger Deane. Deane was one of several…

Pegasus Universal Aerospace team

Pegasus Universal Aerospace team

Pegasus Universal Aerospace team For the design and development of a vertical take-off and landing aircraft. A local medical doctor has developed a prototype aircraft that could be used for tricky rescue airlifts and emergency air transportation, by combining the…

LignOrganic

LignOrganic

LignOrganic For revolutionising biomass conversion technology. Never before have humans been able to turn plant waste in its entirety back into something of value.  Call it alchemy or the Midas touch, but young Tshepo Mangoele first knew he was onto…

The Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (FBIS) team

The Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (FBIS) team

The Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (FBIS) team For the development of a powerful, open-access system for hosting, analysing and serving freshwater biodiversity data for South Africa, in order to facilitate freshwater decision-making. Huge amount of scientific data about local freshwater…

Prof Andrew Thatcher

Prof Andrew Thatcher

Prof Andrew Thatcher For his work on extending our understanding of Human Factors Ergonomics or “green ergonomics” to consider the entire Earth system, which has included theoretical developments, empirical investigations, and systematic reviews of the impact of these activities leading…

Prof Salome Maswime

Prof Salome Maswime

Prof Salome Maswime For her contribution through pioneering the field of Global Surgery in Africa as part of a drive for greater equity, and access to, much-needed surgical care Prof Salome Maswime wants to see the African community as a…

THE CENTRE FOR WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH

THE CENTRE FOR WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH

The Centre for Water Resources Research For providing a centre of excellence for cutting edge applied and interdisciplinary research and postgraduate training in water resources-related research and capacity building A contribution to new knowledge, skilled graduates and tools for better water…

Prof Onisimo Mutanga

Prof Onisimo Mutanga

Prof Onisimo Mutanga For developing research capacity through the use of remote sensing techniques to support land use management Three things motivate Prof Onisimo Mutanga: creating new knowledge; bridging the gap between science and action for the common people; and…

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