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2024 Newsletters

Media Release

Mr Tshepo Mangoele and his science-based business for renewable energy…

June 2024 Newsletter

NSTF eNews: Finalists for the ‘Science Oscars of South Africa’ announced, Explore STEM with STEMulator: A gift to the youth of the nation and more…

Media Release

Explore STEM with STEMulator: A gift to the youth of the nation…

Media Release

Prof Andrew Green calls for more support to grow the field of marine geosciences in South Africa…

Finalists announced

2023/2024 NSTF-South32 Awards

May 2024 Newsletter: 

Nominees for the ‘Science Oscars of South Africa’ announced, NSTF and DSI celebrate brilliant students from around South Africa and more…

Media Release: 

Dr Daniel Hart opens our eyes to the importance of mole rats as ecological engineers…

Media Release: 

Prof Roger Deane shows the Milky Way’s black hole and restores the Johannesburg Planetarium…

Media Release: 

Top of class in maths & science: Students selected for the 2024 NSTF Brilliants Programme…

Media Release: 

NSTF Celebrates 29 years of promoting science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa…

Nominees announced: 

2023/2024 NSTF-South32 Awards

April 2024 Newsletter: 

AI warfare, 2024 Theme: The Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa, and more…

Media Release: 

World Health Day: Empowering women’s health, Prof Salome Maswime champions cervical screening…

Media Release: 

World Tuberculosis Day: Prof Novel Chegou is pioneering TB diagnostics for early detection in South Africa…

Media Release: 

World Water Day: Rising temperatures result in more water scarcity and water-related hazards…

Media Release: 

International Day of Forests: Championing forest conservation – Prof Paxie Chirwa honoured as NSTF-South32 Management Award winner…

March 2024 Newsletter: 

Water services take a nosedive, 2024 Theme: The Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa, and more…

Media Release: 

World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development: Prof Nosipho Moloto is a shining beacon for upcoming female engineers…

Media Release: 

World Wildlife Day 2024: Harnessing digital innovation to combat climate change and protect wildlife…

February 2024 Newsletter: 

International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 2024 Theme: The Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa, and more…

Media Release: 

International Day of Women and Girls in science, 11 February 2024: Cultural norms largely contribute to the underrepresentation of African women in science…

Media Release: 

Advocacy for lasting peace amidst worsening global education crisis; Lifetime Award Winner Prof Jonathan Jansen is an outspoken critic of South Africa’s education system…

2023 Newsletters

Media Release: 

International Day of Epidemic Preparedness 27 December 2023: International cooperation and resolution for epidemic monitoring and preparedness…

December 2023 Newsletter: 

Not the last word on AI, final reminder: call for nominations for NSTF-South32 Awards, and more…

Media Release: 

International Mountain Day 2023: 11 December…

Media Release: 

Publicly funded institutions rise to the challenge of socio-economic development…

Media Release: 

International Civil Aviation Day 2023: Pegasus Universal Aerospace and innovative aircraft design geared towards economic development…

Media Release: 

Artificial intelligence (AI) under the spotlight at the 78th UN General Assembly Science Summit…

Media Release: 

Transitions in South Africa’s energy provision…

November 2023 Newsletter: 

The case for veganism, call for nominations for the NSTF-South32 Awards, and more…

Call for nominations: 

2023/2024 NSTF-South32
Awards…

Radio alert: 

Ocean science for sustainable development…

Media Release: 

World Cities Day 2023: Leading expert Prof Andrew Thatcher champions green Solutions for sustainable urban development…

October 2023 Newsletter: 

Discussion Forum news, forthcoming AGM and more…

Media Release: 

Unlocking the power of information: A celebration of World Development Information Day and Prof Onisimo Mutanga’s remarkable journey in advancing science and development

Media Release: 

SA embraces ‘mental health as a universal human right’ on World Mental Health Day 2023: Grassroots initiatives and NGOs lead the way

Media Release: 

Empowering tomorrow’s STEM stars: Insights from 2023 NSTF-South32 Award Winners

September 2023 Newsletter: 

Hydrogen production by water electrolysis: challenges and opportunities, NSTF Discussion Forums, and more…

Media Release: 

Blending western and traditional medicine for holistic health – Heritage Day 2023

 

Media Release: 

Trees as lifelines in a changing world, Arbor Week 2023

 

August 2023 Newsletter: 

There’s a new ‘god’ in the ancient pantheon, discussion forum news, and more…

Media Release: 

Understanding the International Day Against Nuclear Testing

TV alert: 

The Morning Show about NSTF Discussion Forum – Transitions…

Media Release: 

Celebrating National Women’s Day 2023: Honouring remarkable women in STEM

 

Media Release: 

Artificial intelligence – to be feared or favoured?

 

July 2023 Newsletter: 

Save our science, NSTF-South32 Awards celebrate Silver Jubilee, Brilliants students sparkle at the Science Oscars, and more…

Media Release: 

NSTF selects two Brilliants students to attend LIYSF 2023…