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SAIMechE Elects First Female President

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 19 October 2018 10:57

The South African Institution for Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE) recently voted in their new National Council members for the 2018-2020 session at their AGM on 8 August 2018, electing Prof Debby Blaine as their new President.  Debby is an Associate-Professor at Stellenbosch University, in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.

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NSTF eNews: response to cannabis ruling, ‘Water-Energy-Food Nexus’ discussion forum, and more #WaterEnergyFood

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 13:21

  

 

Email: enquiries@nstf.co.za | Tel: +27 12 841 3987

 

Message from NSTF Executive Director

Ms Jansie Niehaus, NSTF Executive Director, responds to the Constitutional Court ruling on the legalisation of cannabis for private use. Read more.

 

NSTF News

‘Water-Energy-Food Nexus – towards efficient national planning’ Discussion Forum

The ‘Water-Energy-Food Nexus – towards efficient national planning’ Discussion Forum (#WaterEnergyFood) will be held from 23-24 October 2018, Broederstroom, Hartbeespoort, North West. The national science councils sector of the NSTF is hosting this event. You can register online now. For further information, contact enquiries@nstf.org.za.

 

DST White Paper open for comment

With Cabinet approval, the Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has released the draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation for public comment. Stakeholders, NSTF members, and the public can submit comments to the Department of Science and Technology by 19 October 2018. Input can be:

  • Emailed to whitepaper@dst.gov.za
  • Posted to White Paper, Department of Science and Technology, Private Bag X894, Pretoria, 0001
  • Hand delivered to the Department at Building 53, Scientia (CSIR) Campus, Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria

Enquiries can be directed to either:

See also ‘Featured SET policy’ below. 

 

Call for nominations – 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards

A reminder to look out for the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards Call for Nominations.

The Call for Nominations will happen in November 2018 and will celebrate the 21st event. 
See the clip of the highlights of the 20th Gala Dinner held on 28 June 2018.

 

Share ‘n Dare outreach

The NSTF Share ‘n Dare programme is sponsored by the Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation. It is linked to the NSTF-South32 Awards. It provides a platform for NSTF Award winners to act as role models and ambassadors for science, engineering, technology (SET) and innovation. The winners share knowledge with youth and communities, inspiring young people to pursue studies and careers in SET and innovation.
 
Read more about the following Share ‘n Dare talks:

  • From 30-31 July 2018, CEO of The Platinum Incubator (TPI) Ms Sibongile Purity Shongwe spoke to learners at the Penreach Shalamuka Science Centre, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
  • From 1-2 August 2018, Prof Mmantsae Diale and Dr Musa Manzi spoke to learners at the Mondi Science Centre, Mkhondo (Piet Retief), Mpumalanga
  • On 1 August 2018, Dr Xolani Humphrey Mkhwanazi gave a talk at the Necsa Visitor Centre, Hartebeespoort, North West
  • On 1 August 2018, Prof Prof Keolebogile Motaung spoke to learners at the Anglo-American Science Centre, Witbank, Mpumalanga
  • On 4 August 2018, Prof Malik Maaza spoke to learners and the public at the iThemba LABS, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • On 7 August 2018, Ms Selloane Nyaredi from The Platinum Institute (TPI) spoke to learners and the public at the JNF Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre, Mamelodi, Gauteng

See the upcoming events list for the NSTF Share ‘n Dare programme

 

New NSTF members

The NSTF welcomes its new members:

 

Survey on R&D tax incentive

The National Treasury, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology and the World Bank, is evaluating the impact of South Africa's research and development (R&D) tax incentive. This evidence will inform policy decisions about the incentive. An online survey is running from 6 September to 4 October 2018. All companies that have applied for the incentive up to December 2017, whether granted approval or not, are requested to participate in the survey. Read more for further information.

 

Getting to know our award winners: Prof Etheresia Pretorius

Prof Etheresia Pretorius is Head: Department of Physiological Sciences and Director: Applied Morphology Research Centre at Stellenbosch University. Her overarching contribution is to add novel knowledge regarding the origin and pathophysiology of inflammation and abnormal clotting. This includes the conclusion that all non-communicable diseases have a possible bacterial origin.

Read more about her work. She is the NSTF-South32 Awards winner of the 2017/2018 TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Researcher.

 

Getting to know our award winners: Wendy Collinson

Wendy Collinson is project executant: Wildlife and Roads Project, Endangered Wildlife Trust. The project works to reduce the negative impacts of transport infrastructure on wildlife, ultimately improving driver safety.

Read more about her work. She is the NSTF-South32 Awards female winner of the 2017/2018 TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researcher.

 

Getting to know our award winners: Dr Musa Manzi

Dr Musa Manzi is senior researcher and director: Seismic Research Centre, School of Geosciences, University the of Witwatersrand. He develops and applies mathematical and geophysical techniques to gain a deeper understanding of earth processes. This includes innovative 3D seismic technologies for deep mineral exploration.

Read more about his work. He is the NSTF-South32 Awards male winner of the 2017/2018 TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researcher.

 

 

NSTF condolences on the death of Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa

The NSTF and the science, engineering and technology (SET) community are greatly saddened by the passing of Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
‘Her passing has left us poorer’ — Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa dies (M&G

 

Bursary Directory

Find the latest bursaries in science, engineering and technology (SET) in the NSTF Bursary Directory. This service is sponsored by the Fuchs Foundation. Recently-added bursaries include:

Visit the NSTF Bursary Directory to find regularly updated information on available bursaries, the organisations that usually provide bursaries, various SET-related career paths, and inspiring stories of people in SET.

 

Mzansi Bright Sparks

Siphephelo Brian Tshabalala is from the Free State. He is studying BEng tech in Civil engineering at the University of Johannesburg. He is one of the first-year students who were recognised in the 2017/2018 NSTF Brilliants Programme for top marks in mathematics and physical science in the National Senior Certificate Examinations.

“If I was the president, I would develop great math and science teachers for all schools by making the selection process higher to produce more quality teachers.''

 

Featured SET policy: Draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation

The Draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation (DST) is currently open for public comment. For background and an overview, please go to New draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation (DST). Deadline: Friday 19 October 2018 on e-mail to whitepaper@dst.gov.z

 

SET-related policies currently open for public comment

Policies open for comment allow the science, engineering and technology (SET) community to keep track of the changing regulation environment.

 

SET-related policy news

 
Draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation

Indigenous knowledge

Medicine and health

Water and sanitation

Climate change and environment

Energy

4th Industrial revolution

Economy

  • Ramaphosa’s plan to revive the economy: the details – “State funds will be redirected toward agriculture, which the government sees as having massive potential to great jobs, as well as to stimulating economic activity in townships and rural areas.” (TechCentral)

Science relations

 

 

Members of NSTF in the proSET (Professional Societies) sector are featured in every newsletter. This month we look at IEEE and SAIIE.

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE) is the world’s largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The organisation and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries. It also does this through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. The website for IEEE South Africa provides news, information on events, societies, and affinity groups. There is also a resources section. 
  • The Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE) envisions a vibrant, learned society, representing and promoting all Industrial Engineers in Southern Africa. Modern industrial engineering is concerned with the integration of resources and processes into cohesive strategies, structures and systems for the effective and efficient production of quality goods and services. On the website, you will find newsletters, information on events and awards, links to their journal and magazine, among other items.

SET education

New mobile science, maths, tech laboratory using robotics to inspire children (Engineering News)

 

Universities and higher education

Industry development and innovation

Medicine and health

Palaeontology and archaeology

·         World’s oldest drawing is Stone Age crayon doodle (Nature) plus Drawing on a piece of silcrete found in Blombos Cave predates previous human-made drawings by at least 30,000 years

Astronomy and space science

Environment, climate change and energy

Water

Climate change and environment

Agriculture

Technology and the 4th Industrial Revolution

Opportunities


Send us your news

The NSTF invites all our members, as well as all SET and innovation role players, to send us information on meetings, conferences and activities of interest to the broader S&T community. Please send us your news by the 20th of the month, for distribution at the beginning of the following month, to enquiries@nstf.co.za
 

Feedback

If you have any comments or suggestions on how we can improve this newsletter, please e-mail the NSTF Secretariat at enquiries@nstf.co.za 

 

About the NSTF

The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF), established in 1995, is a broadly-representative stakeholder body for all SET and innovation organisations in South Africa, which seeks to influence policy formulation and delivery.
The NSTF-South32  Awards are unique in SA, recognising the outstanding contributions of individuals and groups to SET and innovation.
The science bursaries page provides information on bursaries and bursary providers for science, engineering and related studies.

 

Disclaimer

The NSTF has taken all practical measures to ensure that the material contained in this newsletter is correct. The NSTF reserves the right to make changes as it deems necessary.

Privacy

Registration details submitted to the NSTF will be treated confidentially and will only be used by NSTF to communicate with its members and subscribers.

 

For more information

www.nstf.org.za
E-mail: enquiries@nstf.co.za
Tel: 27 12 841 3987
Fax: 27 12 841 3025
Non Profit Company Registration Number: 2007/029165/08
NPO Registration Number: 92042
Donor tax exemption for all donations to the NSTF

 

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SAIIE Newsletter: September 2018

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 7 September 2018 11:07

Please find attached the SAIIE September 2018 Newsletter. 


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SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 8_ Sept 2018_Final.pdf 1.1M 7 Sep 18 11:07

SAIIE Newsletter: August 2018

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Monday, 27 August 2018 12:14

Please find attached the SAIIE August 2018 Newsletter. 


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SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 7_ Aug 2018_Final.pdf 1.4M 27 Aug 18 12:14

SAIIE Newsletter: July 2018

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Monday, 27 August 2018 12:13

Please find attached the SAIIE July 2018 Newsletter. 


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SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 6_ July 2018_final.pdf 991.9K 27 Aug 18 12:13

SAIIE Newsletter: June 2018

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Monday, 27 August 2018 12:12

Please find attached the SAIIE June 2018 Newsletter. 


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SAIIE Newsletter: May 2018

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Monday, 27 August 2018 12:11

Please find attached the SAIIE May 2018 Newsletter.


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SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 4_ May 2018_Final.pdf 1.1M 27 Aug 18 12:11

2018 SAIIE Awards Finalist: Announcement

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Monday, 6 August 2018 14:42

SAIIE is proud to announce the finalist in the 2018 SAIIE Awards are as follows:

Finalist: Kris Adendorff Award - Most Prominent Industrial Engineering Professional

 

John Bicheno is a Professor of Lean Enterprise at the University of Buckingham, UK. An Associate Professor and Head of IE from 1984 to 1987 at the University of Witwatersrand. He began Systems Engineering. Grew postgrad IE from 40 to 80 students per year. Lectured on postgrad ‘Lean Manufacturing’, 2000 to present; now taken by over 600. He admitted the first black undergrad and postgrad I.E. students in South Africa. At Lean Enterprise Research Centre, 1996-2013, Cardiff Business School. Started the first MSc in Lean in the world in 1999. The 200+ graduates are now directors and consultants in many countries.

Co-founder of ‘European Lean Educator Conference’, now in its 5th year.

Books: ‘Lean Toolbox’, (cumulative sales of over 110,000 copies).  28 others, including editions and translations. Keynote speaker at conferences in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Australia, UK, USA.  62 Publications. Google scholar citations 2370. Worked as mentor with dozens of companies.

Roland Röhrs is registered as a Professional Engineer and has a B Eng IE (Cum Laude) and MBA from University of Pretoria. In his earlier years he was a known entrepreneur and started/co-started and ran a handful of own businesses in consulting and manufacturing, most are still operational. Highlights during these years were when he was a founder partner of the first industrial engineering consulting firm in South Africa, Röhrs & Buys inc., later known as Xcel and in 1984 he became a major shareholder in a glass manufacturing concern, Glamosa Glass, in Estcourt  (KwaZulu-Natal) and was managing director from 1985 to 1995.

In 1997 Roland joined Organisational Development International (ODI), a productivity consulting company, as director doing 20 Keys (Kaizen) projects and was managing director as well. He has been non-executive chairman of ODI from 1st January 2003 to date. As part of turn-around projects Roland was asked in October 1997 to become Managing Director of Wispeco Holdings Limited and is serving as chairman of the Board of Directors from 2013. Roland has been part time lecturer at Industrial Engineering at University of Pretoria from 2014. He served or is still serving on various bodies – ECSA’s PAC IE, Tuks IE Advisory Board, Town Council, Student RC and many more. 

Finalist: SAIIE Award - Most Outstanding Industrial Engineering

Educator

 

Teresa Hattingh is passionate about industrial engineering.  She believes that every industrial engineer has the power to change the world and the responsibility to really make a difference.  She spends most of her energy on her undergraduate and postgraudate students exploring exciting ways to introduce industrial engineering to every aspect of society.  She is actively involved in engineering education research and is the African representative on the Research in Engineering Education (REEN) board.  She is currently working as an academic at the University of  Witwatersrand.

 

 

 

 

 

Prof David Kruger, holds a Doctorate in Engineering management. He has been in higher education for 21 years and during that time held various positions at a number of higher education institutions. During this time, he gained experience in teaching and learning as well as research. The experience includes lecturing at residential institutions as well at an Open Distance Learning institution.

During his tenure at the ODL institution he became aware of challenges facing students who do not attend classes and must self-reliant to master study material. As a result, he investigated numerous techniques to assist the students to attain a better understanding of their study material and thus increase the past rate. He utilised the electronic platform of the institution to disseminate extra worked examples of mathematical problems, produced videos to explain difficult concepts and presented online discussion classes. Detailed written feedback was produced for submitted assignment in which common mistakes made by students is discussed. The aforementioned resulted in a steady increase in the pass rate for the module Operations Research III.

Finalist: SAIIE Award - Most Outstanding Industrial Engineering

Young Researcher

 

Prof Tiaan Oosthuizen obtained his PhD degree in 2010 from Stellenbosch University, when he was awarded the Best Post Graduate Researcher award. As part of the Andrew Mellon New Generation Researcher Development Programme he was awarded a NRF post-doctoral fellowship.

Thereafter, he became a CIRP research affiliate and senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg. He was then also the director of the Manufacturing Research Centre and developed into a NRF rated researcher.

In 2014 he was appointed as director of the Rapid Product Development Laboratory at Stellenbosch University. He is currently an associate prof at the department of Industrial Engineering and the director of the Stellenbosch Technology Centre at Stellenbosch University.

 

Dr. Nadia Viljoen is a professionally registered engineer and returned to the University of Pretoria as senior lecturer in 2017. Her career has centred around freight transport modelling and supply chain economics research both at the CSIR and at GAIN (Pty) Ltd. Nadia studied her bachelor's and honours degrees at the University of Pretoria before embarking on a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

At the University of Pretoria Nadia is continuing her research in freight transport modelling and is currently piloting the Vertically Integrated Projects Programme in conjunction with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

Finalist: SAIIE Award - Most Outstanding Industrial Engineering

Researcher

 

Prof Johan W. Joubert is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and is also affiliated with the Centre for Transport Development in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT). His research focuses on the development of decision-support models under uncertainty, especially related to access inequality and transport infrastructure spending. A particular interest is multi-modal, multi-agent simulation models in the (freight) transport domain. His research appeared in many leading international transport journals, including Transportation, the Journal of Transport Geography, Transportation Research, Cities, and Networks & Spatial Economics. He is a former Fellow of the Mobility Cultures in Mega-cities programme sponsored by the Institute for Mobility Research (ifmo), a research facility of the BMW Group. He is a director for the international Institute for City Logistics and have been visiting professor at both ETH Zürich in Switzerland and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria. He is a registered professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA); and in 2007 he received the President’s Award from the Southern African Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineering (SAIIE). He holds a C2-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF).

 

 

 

Prof Khumbulani Mpofu completed his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011, after completing a masters in manufacturing systems and operations management in 2006 and a bachelor of engineering in industrial and manufacturing engineering in 2004. He is a specialist in reconfigurable manufacturing technologies, he has patented five products which are at various stages of commercialisation and authored and co-authored more than 100 journal, conference papers and book chapters. He has chaired and hosted several scientific events in the past. He has graduated four doctoral students and over 20 masters students in his unwavering pursuit to develop advanced manufacturing human capability in the South African economy. He is currently the Gibela Research Chair in Manufacturing and Skills Development where he is part of the academic infrastructure that has been setup to assist Gibela in its vision of the revitalisation of the commuter rail car manufacturing industry. He is also the founder of the Rail Manufacturing Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator. The Incubator is aligned to the mandate of supporting the activities of modernising and renewing an ageing railcar fleet to ensure safe, affordable, reliable and affordable commuter transportation thus directly and indirectly contributing to economic growth in the country. It will be the driver in developing new technology based enterprises and cooperatives, unravelling the triple helix challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality. The Rail Incubator will be a vehicle to translate the technological innovations developed at TUT into new technology based businesses.

 

 

The winners of the SAIIE Awards in the above categories will be announced at the SAIIE Awards and Gala evening scheduled for Friday, 27 July 2017 at 18:30, at The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre.


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Announcement of 2018 SAIIE Awards Nominees, Gala Evening & Sponsorship opportunities: 27 July 2018

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 6 July 2018 21:20

The SAIIE Awards honour and celebrate outstanding contributions to industrial engineering in Southern Africa and we are proud to announce the 2018 SAIIE Awards nominees in the following categories:

 Prof Kris Adendorff Award for Prominent Industrial Engineering Professional

  •  John Bicheno - Professor of Lean Enterprises, University of Buckingham, UK
  • Johan Dekker - Managing Director, DSV Solutions Africa
  • Roland Rohrs - Chairman & Honourary Lecturer, Wispeco Holdings & University of Pretoria
  • Hannelie Nel - Managing Director, Tenelli Industries (Pty) Ltd
  • Cobus Rossouw - Chief Strategy Officer, Imperial Logistics (including international division)
  • Stephan Scott - Snr Manager-Solutions, DSV Engineering & Project Management; DSV Louwlardia

 SAIIE Award for Outstanding Industrial Engineering Educator

  •  Teresa Hattingh - Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand
  • Wyhan Jooste - Snr. Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
  • David Kruger - Associate Professor, University of South Africa
  • Roland Rohrs - Honourary Lecturer, University of Pretoria

 SAIIE Award for Outstanding Industrial Engineering Researcher

  •  Johan Joubert - Associate Professor, University of Pretoria
  • Khumbulani Mpofu - Professor & Research Chair, Tshwane University of Technology
  • Kem Ramdass - Snr. Lecturer, University of South Africa

 SAIIE Award for Outstanding Young Industrial Engineering Researcher

  •  Tiaan Oosthuizen - Associate Professor & Director: Stellenbosch Technology Centre - Laboratory for Advanced Manufacturing Stellenbosch University
  • Nadia Viljoen - Part-time Lecturer, University of Pretoria
  • Shakib Zohrehvandi - Head Planning & Scheduler, MAPNA Group

The winners of the SAIIE Awards in the above categories will be announced at the SAIIE Awards and Gala evening scheduled for Friday, 27 July 2017 at 18:30, at The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre. A three-course meal will be served and an exciting keynote speaker, will be addressing the audience.

To book your seat, please contact lynette.pieterse@up.ac.za before 18 July 2017. The cost is R750 per person and sponsor opportunities are available. Please refer to the attachment for the various sponsorship opportunities. 

 


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Winners of the 2017/2018 NSTF-South32 Awards

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 6 July 2018 19:34

 

 

Winners of the 2017/2018 NSTF-South32 Awards

 

The NSTF-South32 Awards were held at a prestigious Gala Dinner in Gauteng on Thursday, 28 June 2018. This is the 20th anniversary celebration of the flagship project of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF). To celebrate the event, tributes were made to the 204 NSTF Awards recipients (since 1998) and a special anniversary award to Dr Xolani Humphrey Mkhwanazi.
 
Outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation were awarded and celebrated in the following broad areas under 13 categories:

  • Scientific research
  • Innovation
  • Management and related activities
  • Capacity development in engineering research
  • Environmental sustainability and biodiversity conservation
  • Water research and innovation
  • Data management and stewardship
  • Communication
  • Technology transfer, as well as education and training
  • Sustainable energy for all (special annual theme award in recognition of the International Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (#SEforAll) declared by the United Nations)

SA needs to develop new products, technologies and services: As previously stated by the previous Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor, South Africa’s science mission is to create wealth thus creating jobs and eradicating poverty. Its success depends on our ability as a nation to develop new products, technologies and services.
 
About the NSTF and the awards: The NSTF is the most representative multi-stakeholder non-profit forum in South Africa promoting SET and innovation. The NSTF-South32 Awards showcase the research and development capacity of our nation. The excellence of the winners supports to South Africa’s advancement and the social upliftment of our people.
 
Why are these awards different? The national NSTF-South32 Awards are the largest SET and innovation awards in South Africa. They are known as the ‘Science Oscars’ and were the first science awards in the country. The focus is on spreading information about SET to the public, which includes the year-long engagement programme with students and learners called ‘Share ‘n Dare’. The NSTF Brilliants Programme recognises the outstanding matric performers in mathematics and physical science, exposing them to the SET network and future opportunities.
 
Award winners: The awards were presented by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, who is the event’s patron. She celebrated along with almost 700 guests and over 50 different organisations from the broader community. It is an honour to be nominated, it is an outstanding achievement to reach the finals and an exceptional milestone and celebration of excellence to win one of these awards.
 
Ms Jansie Niehaus
NSTF Executive Director and Spokesperson
 
The NSTF and its sponsors congratulate the 2017/2018 NSTF-South32 Award winners.

 

 

Ukhozi Award

an essential contribution to the NSTF and the NSTF Awards (in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the NSTF Awards)

Dr Xolani Humphrey Mkhwanazi
Director and Chairman: Phathela Investments (Pty) Ltd; Vice-Chairman: Public Investment Corporation; Chancellor: Vaal University of Technology; Chairman: Central Energy Fund; and Non-Executive Director: South32, Gibela, and Murray & Roberts

Lifetime Award

(by an individual over 15 years or more)

Prof Kevin Wall
Independent Consultant; and Extraordinary Professor: Department (Dept) of Construction Economics, University of Pretoria (UP)

TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Researcher

through research and its outputs (by an individual up to 15 years as a researcher predominantly in South Africa)

Prof Etheresia (Resia) Pretorius
Head: Dept of Physiological Sciences; Director: Applied Morphology Research Centre, Dept of Physiology, Stellenbosch University (SU)

TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging researcher

through research and its outputs (by an individual up to 6 years in research predominantly in South Africa)

Mrs Wendy Collinson
Project Executant: Wildlife and Roads Project, Endangered Wildlife Trust
 
Dr Musa Manzi
Senior Researcher and Director: Seismic Research Centre, School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

Management Award

through management and related SET and innovation activities (by an individual over the last 5-10 years)

Prof Stephen Tollman
Research Professor and Head: Division of Health and Population, Faculty of Health Sciences; Director: South African Medical Research Council/Wits Rural Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, Wits; Principal Scientist: International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and their Health, Ghana

Engineering Research Capacity Development Award

(by an individual over the last 5 to 10 years) Sponsored by Eskom since 2003

Prof Mmantsae Diale
Associate Professor: Dept of Physics, UP
 
Prof Ian Jandrell
Personal Professor: School of Electrical and Information Engineering; Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment; Joint leader: High Voltage and the Lightning/Electromagnetic Compatibility Research Group, Wits

NSTF-GreenMatter Award

towards achieving biodiversity conservation, environmental sustainability and a greener economy (by an individual or an organisation over the last 5 to 10 years)
Sponsored by GreenMatter since 2015

Prof Malik Maaza
Senior Scientist: National Research Foundation Nanosciences LABS, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa; Chair: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Africa (UNESCO)

NSTF-Water Research Commission (WRC) Award

towards achieving sustainable water management, knowledge generation and solutions with demonstrated leadership and impact (by an individual or an organisation over the last 5 to 10 years)
Sponsored by the WRC since 2017

Prof Leslie Petrik
Professor: Dept of Chemistry, University of the Western Cape

Data for Research Award

for advancing the availability, management and use of data for research (by an individual or an organisation)

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS)
Coordinator: Mr Benjamin Roberts, Human Sciences Research Council

Innovation Award: Corporate Organisation

for innovations and their research and/or development (by a team or an individual over the last 5 to 10 years)

Sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry

Prof Keolebogile Motaung
Founder: Global Health Biotech (Pty) Ltd; and Assistant Dean: Postgraduate Studies, Research, Innovation and Engagement, Faculty of Science, Tshwane University of Technology

Innovation Award: Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME)

for innovations and their research and/or development (by a team or an individual over the last 5 to 10 years)

SUN Magnetics (Pty) Ltd
Director: Prof Coenraad Fourie; and Professor: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, SU

Communication Award

for outreach and creating awareness (by a team or individual over the last 5 years)

University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC)
Director: Prof Christiaan (Tiaan) de Jager; and Dean: Faculty of Health Sciences
Professor: Environmental Health, School of Health Systems and Public Health, UP

Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Award

including technology transfer, and education and training activities (over the last 5 to 10 years)

The Platinum Incubator
Chief Executive Officer: Ms Sibongile Purity Shongwe

Special Annual Theme Award: Sustainable Energy for All

(in recognition of the United Nations ‘International Decade of Sustainable Energy for All’)

Prof Harald Winkler
Director: Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town

 

 

Partners and sponsors:

  • South32 (co-branding sponsor)
  • Business Report and Mail & Guardian (media sponsor)
  • Eskom, GreenMatter, Water Research Commission, Department of Trade and Industry (category sponsor)
  • South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) – (supporting the Brilliants tour)
  • Department of Science and Technology (platinum sponsor)
  • The Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation (youth outreach sponsor)
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (gold sponsor)
  • proSET, a sector of the NSTF representing professional bodies (prize sponsor)
 

 

 

Send us your news

The NSTF invites all our members, as well as all SET and innovation role players, to send us information on meetings, conferences and activities of interest to the broader S&T community. Please send us your news by the 20th of the month, for distribution at the beginning of the following month, to enquiries@nstf.co.za
 

Feedback

If you have any comments or suggestions on how we can improve this newsletter, please e-mail the NSTF Secretariat at enquiries@nstf.co.za 

 

About the NSTF

The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF), established in 1995, is a broadly-representative stakeholder body for all SET and innovation organisations in South Africa, which seeks to influence policy formulation and delivery.
The NSTF-South32  Awards are unique in SA, recognising the outstanding contributions of individuals and groups to SET and innovation.
The science bursaries page provides information on bursaries and bursary providers for science, engineering and related studies.

 

Disclaimer

The NSTF has taken all practical measures to ensure that the material contained in this newsletter is correct. The NSTF reserves the right to make changes as it deems necessary.
 

Privacy

Registration details submitted to the NSTF will be treated confidentially and will only be used by NSTF to communicate with its members and subscribers.

 

For more information

www.nstf.org.za
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Non Profit Company Registration Number: 2007/029165/08
NPO Registration Number: 92042
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