NSTF-South32 Awards Finalists
It is an extraordinary honour to be an Award finalist; also given the quality of the nominations received, the fierce competition that nominees face, and continued growing interest from the community every year.
Join the NSTF membership and pioneering partners/sponsors in applauding the NSTF-South32 Awards finalists. These comprise individuals, teams and organisations, as applicable, who have made an outstanding contribution to SET and innovation in South Africa under the categories below:
Prize sponsor: proSET (Professionals in SET), a sector of the NSTF representing professional bodies and learned societies.
Sponsored by Eskom since 2003
Prof Sehliselo (Selo) Ndlovu – Professor: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) / National Research Foundation (NRF) South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair: Hydrometallurgy Sustainable Development, University of the Witwatersrand
Sponsored by the WRC since 2017
Dr Ahmed Mukalazi Kalumba – Senior Lecturer, Head and Founder: Geospatial Application, Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability Research Lab: Dept of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Fort Hare; and also in the TW Kambule-NSTF Emerging Researcher category*
Dr Banothile Makhubela – Senior Lecturer and Director: Research Centre for Synthesis and Catalysis, Dept of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Johannesburg; and also in the TW Kambule-NSTF Emerging Researcher and the Special Annual Theme categories*
Network for Genomics Surveillance in South Africa – Representing the seven Co-Founders: Dr Jinal Bhiman and Scientific Lead: Global Immunology and Immune Sequencing for Epidemic Response South Africa (GIISER-SA) and Prof Tulio de Oliveira, Professor: Bioinformatics, School for Data Science and Computational Thinking, Stellenbosch University
Sponsored by the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) since 2019
SPONSORS AND PARTNERSThe NSTF welcomes collaboration with other organisations, such as those they have been in partnerships with for many years:
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