National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)

Sponsors & Partners

The NSTF supports the principle of collaborative, widely-inclusive awards.

The NSTF welcomes collaboration with other organisations,

such as the mutually rewarding partnerships it has enjoyed with some over the years:

  • Department of Science and Innovation (since 1998)
  • Eskom (since 2003)
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) (2003-2017)
  • National Research Foundation (NRF) (2003-2014)
  • Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) (2016-2018), previously through the Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP), an initiative of the dtic (2005-2015)
  • South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), a business unit of the NRF (2005-2014)
  • Business Report (since 2009) which is part of The Star, Pretoria News, Cape Times and The Mercury newspapers
  • Mail & Guardian newspaper (since 2009)
  • South32 since 2016 (previously through BHP Billiton from 2011-2015)
  • GreenMatter (2015-2018)
  • proSET – Professionals in SET, a sector of the NSTF representing Professional Bodies and Learned Societies (Prize sponsor since 2015)
  • Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation – for the Youth outreach projects (2016-2020)
  • Water Research Commission (WRC) since 2017
  • Network of Data and Information Curation Communities (NeDICC) – category co-founders of the Data for Research Award (2017)
  • Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) – category co-founders of the Data for Research Award (2017)
  • South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) – for the Brilliants programme tour (2017-2019)
  • National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) for the SMME award (since 2019)
  • Lewis Foundation (since 2019-2022)
  • South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) ( since 2023)
  • South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) (since 2023)
  • Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) (since 2023)
  • Science Diplomacy Capital for Africa (SDCfA) (since 2024)

How to become an NSTF Award partner or sponsor?

 If your organisation would like to partner with the NSTF on the NSTF-South32 Awards, please contact the Executive Director at enquiries@nstf.org.za

NSTF-South32 Awards


The NSTF welcomes collaboration with other organisations, such as those they have been in partnerships with for many years:

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