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Newsletters & Media Releases

2024 Newsletters

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

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

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

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

March 2024 Newsletter: 

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

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

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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…

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

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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

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

December 2023 Newsletter: 

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

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International Mountain Day 2023: 11 December…

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

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

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

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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
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Radio alert: 

Ocean science for sustainable development…

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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…