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2022 Newsletters

Winners Announced:

Winners of the 2021/2022 NSTF-South32 Awards

Read all about it:

The world needs scientists of the calibre of the NSTF-South32 Awardees

Media campaign:

Join the conversation at the annual NSTF-South32 Awards

Radio and TV alert:

Artificial intelligence and the future of crop health monitoring

July 2022 Newsletter:

NSTF eNews: Science for peace and collaboration, NSTF-South32 Gala Dinner, and more…

Invitation:

Register for the live broadcast: 2022 NSTF-South32  Awards

June 2022 Newsletter:

NSTF eNews: Technology drives war drives technology?, Brilliants students announced, and more…

Media Release:

World Environment Day: A transformative solution that facilitates the effective and efficient removal of pollutants from wastewater

Radio and TV alert:

Threats posed by invasive and migratory insects pests, including locusts, the Fall Armyworm and the Tuta absoluta pest on tomato

Media Release:

Top STEM Grade 12 learners, now studying in STEM-related courses announced

Finalists announced:

NSTF-South32 Awards 2021/2022

May 2022 Newsletter:

NSTF eNews: What is a life worth?; Awards Finalists to be announced; and more…

Media Release: 

Climate Change Just Transition Framework consultation session

April 2022 Newsletter:

NSTF eNews: The tragedy of KZN, 2022, Awards nominees announced, and more…

Media Release:

NSTF Executive Director, Ms Jansie Niehaus elected as Chairperson of the COHORT (Heads of Organisations in Research and Technology)

Nominees announced:

2021/2022 NSTF-South32 Awards

Mail&Guardian supplement – Creative economy, science and 4IR:

Unpacking how technology, creativity and innovation can transform the future and the economy

Radio and TV alert:

The role of natural science collections and biobanks in plant health

Media Release:

Creative economy, science and the 4IR

Media Release:

Scientists advise authorities re COVID-19 and climate change

Radio and TV alert:

Plant health in South Africa – threats to biosecurity, biodiversity and food security

March 2022 Newsletter:

NSTF eNews: Scientists DO have voices, and more…

Media Release:

Skills for future pandemics unpacked

Radio interview alert:

NSTF and STEMulator promoting science to youth outside Pretoria, Gauteng
NSTF Executive Director, Ms Jansie Niehaus elected as Chairperson of the COHORT (Heads of Organisations in Research and Technology)

February 2022 Newsletter:

NSTF eNews: NSTF-South32 Awards nominations, Discussion Forum on creative economy, and more…

Media Release:

Loadshedding and power cuts – what is really going on?’

Extended deadline:

Call to register nominations, Science Oscars of South Africa

2021 Newsletters

December 2021 Newsletter:

Special edition: NSTF eNews – FAQs about COVID-19, call for nominations for 2022 Awards: Deadline extended…

December 2021 Newsletter:

NSTF eNews: FAQs about COVID-19, call for nominations for 2022 Awards, and more…

November 2021 Newsletter: NSTF eNews:

Energy and other power crises, Call for Nominations for 2022 Awards, and more…

Science awards showcase SA research talents

(Society Feature: Cape Times and The Star, Friday 29 October 2021)

Call for nominations:

2021/2022 NSTF-South32 Awards

October 2021 Newsletter:

We can beat the pandemic, award winners announced and more…

Excellence redefined in complex times

(Mail & Guardian supplement, 1 October 2021)

Winners Announced:

2020/2021 NSTF-South32 Awards

Invitation:

Live broadcast – 2020/2021 NSTFSouth32 Awards, 30 September 2021

September 2021 Newsletter:

Elections and the vaccine, NSTF-South32 Awards event, and more…

August 2021 Newsletter:

Still hesitant to take the vaccine?, Awards gala a hybrid event, and more…

Media Release:

Plant Health in SA – are we doing enough? Threats to biosecurity, biodiversity and food security

July 2021 Newsletter:

Tribute to Lionel, Awards Gala event postponed, and more…

Virtual ACHEMA:

Attend the virtual ACHEMA Pulse Conference for free when you use NSTF’s Ticket Coupon

June 2021 Newsletter:

Why India and Brazil?, Awards finalists announced, and more…

Competition:

Ideas, Designs and Applications for 5G and Beyond for Africa

Finalists announced:

NSTF-South32 Awards 2020/2021

May 2021 Newsletter:

The acclaimed climate scientist, the climate crisis and the crystal ball, nominees announced, and more…

Media Release:

Lessons about pandemics

Nominees announced:

2020/2021 NSTF-South32 Awards

April 2021 Newsletter:

What you should know about science, recognising youth excellence, and more…

March 2021 Newsletter:

Matric results and e-learning, Brilliants programme turns 20 and more…

February 2021 Newsletter:

To 5G or not to 5G? Discussion Forum on epidemics in SA, and more…

Media Release:

Unpacking new technologies

Call to register nominations:

NSTF-South32 Awards 2020/2021, recognising outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa

2020 Newsletters

Media Release:

Lessons in Innovation from South Africa

Special Mail & Guardian supplement:

Quarter of a century of uniting stakeholders of science, engineering, technology and innovation

Call for nominations:

NSTF-South32 Awards 2020/2021, recognising outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa

Radio interview alert:

What is 5G, is it good or harmful?

November 2020 Newsletter:

The (un)United States: The Centre cannot hold (again); call for nominations for NSTF-South32 Awards and more…

October 2020 Newsletter:

An Octopus for October, new Vice-Chair appointed, and more…

September 2020 Newsletter:

Is there a cure for viral corruption?

August 2020 Newsletter:

We need scientists of the calibre of the NSTF-South32 Awardees

Business Report feature:

The world needs scientists of the calibre of the NSTF-South32 Awardees (31 July 2020)

Mail & Guardian supplement:

Recognising excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation

Winners Announced:

2019/2020 NSTF-South32 Awards

Invitation:

Live broadcast of Gala Event, 2019/2020 NSTF-South32 Awards, 30 July 2020

Join the social media conversation:

NSTF-South32 Awards Gala Event, 30 July 2020

July 2020 Newsletter:

Traditional medicine and innovation to bring relief to COVID-19 patients.

June 2020 Newsletter:

The virus caught us at a bad time, Awards finalists announced, and more…

Finalists announced:

NSTF-South32 Awards 2019/2020

May 2020 Newsletter:

The doors of learning, Awards nominees announced, & more…

Radio interview alert: COVID-19:

We have to parameterize mathematical models of viral transmission based on context-specific data by Prof Refilwe Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya

Special Business Report feature:

NSTF’s 25 years of influencing science, engineering, technology (SET) and innovation in SA

Radio interview alert:

Current and future projects by SA pharmaceutical company, Austell Pharmaceuticals

Radio interview alert:

Study on global AGEing and adult health by Prof Refilwe Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya

Nominees announced:

2019/2020 NSTF-South32 Awards

Radio interview alert:

Research to improve rural community health by Prof Stephen Tollman

April 2020 Newsletter:

The roles of science, scientists, government and mathematical modelling in handling the COVID-19 pandemic

March 2020 Newsletter:

Outbreaks of plant, animal and human diseases; and what to do about the plastic plague?

Media Release:

Welcome the entrepreneur researchers

February 2020 Newsletter:

Communicating and modelling the spread of the Wuhan virus

January 2020 Notice:

Passing of Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi and memorial service notification

2019 Newsletters

Media Release:

The complexity of plastics pollution

Call for nominations:

NSTF-South32 Awards 2019/2020, recognising outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa

November 2019 Newsletter:

A matter of Truth and Agency

October 2019 Notice:

NSTF celebrates the Periodic Table

October 2019 Newsletter:

Thinking innovatively about the ‘triple helix’

Media Release:

SA’s advanced manufacturing industry takes charge

September 2019 Newsletter:

Toxic heavy metals – weighty health burdens

August 2019 Newsletter:

Women to look up to; Discussion Forum at SA Innovation Summit & more…

July 2019 Notice:

Special newspaper supplement on the periodic table of chemical elements

June 2019 Notice:

Photos of the NSTF-South32 Awards gala dinner

July 2019 Newsletter:

Industrial revolutions and saving the planet

Mail & Guardian Supplement:

2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards

Science Oscars:

A Business Report Feature on the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards

Media Release:

Winners of the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards

Announcement: Nominees announced:

2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards

April 2019 Newsletter:

Idai a cruel and costly lesson, nominees for NSTF-South32 Awards announced and more…

Media Release:

Mining the Fourth Industrial Revolution

March 2019 Newsletter:

Big data, and the forthcoming NSTF Discussion Forum on IYPT2019

February 2019 Newsletter:

Responding to criticism of the matric results, what must be done to improve education, innovation and training, and more

January 2019 Notice:

NSTF partners with SA Tourism SANCB

2018 Newsletters

December 2018 Newsletter:

Science tourism in SA, call for awards nominations, and more

Call for nominations:

NSTF-South32 Awards 2018/2019, recognising outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa

November 2018 Newsletter:

Chinese and South African Collaborations, NSTF AGM and more

Media Release:

Implications of the 4th Industrial Revolution for SET, industry, society and education #4IRsciZA

September 2018 Newsletter:

Response to cannabis ruling, ‘Water-Energy-Food Nexus’ discussion forum, and more

August 2018 Newsletter:

Gender discrimination in SET, 4th industrial revolution discussion forum, and more

July 2018 Newsletter:

Transformation in SET, STEM education discussion forum, and more

Media Release:

NSTF-South32 Awards gala dinner photos

Media Release:

Winners of the 2017/2018 NSTF-South32 Awards

Media Release:

Join the conversation at the annual NSTF-South32 Awards and the 20th anniversary celebration of the Awards

Media Release:

NSTF, SAAO and SARAO collaborate on astronomy tour for 2017 top matriculants in mathematics and science

June 2018 Newsletter:

Increasing the number of women in SET, discount for SA Innovation Summit, NSTF-South32 Awards, plus more

May 2018 Newsletter:

Access to energy in SA, NSTF-South32 Awards, plus more

Finalists announced:

2017/2018 NSTF-South32 Awards

Media Release:

SA’s path to sustainable energy for all:

Announcement:

2017/2018 NSTF-South32 Awards Nominees

April 2018 Newsletter:

The land issue and food security Sustainable Energy Discussion Forum and more

Newsflash:

Correct dates: ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ Discussion Forum, 16-17 April 2018

March 2018 Newsletter:

The Water crisis, Sustainable Energy Discussion Forum, and more

2017 Newsletters

December 2017 Newsletter:

Focus on climate change plus more

Media Release:

Show me the evidence for climate change

November 2017 Newsletter:

AGM, Awards call for nominations plus more

Call for nominations:

NSTF-South32 Awards 2017/2018, recognising outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa

Media Release:

y=language¹¹ + maths.science – Exploring the very complex issues of language and the teaching of science and mathematics

Media Release:

NSTF and SKA SA collaborate on astronomy tour for 2016 top matriculants in mathematics and science

June 2017 Newsletter:

New water research award, climate change approaches, and innovation in housing

May 2017 Finalists:

2016/2017 NSTF-South32 announced

May 2017 Newsletter:

Eliminating malaria from southern Africa

April 2017 Nominees:

2016/2017 NSTF-South32 announced

April 2017 Newsletter:

Why vaccination should be supported

Media Release:

Defending science in the era of Trump

March 2017 Newsletter:

Implications of the US President’s actions and policies for science and scientists

February 2017 Newsletter:

Thoughts on decolonising university education

Media Release:

WRC forges a strategic partnership with the NSTF to celebrate South African excellence in Water Management

2016 Newsletters

2015 Newsletters

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