Individual Research Awards

Contribution over a lifetime

Prof Eric Donn Bateman

Director: University of Cape Town Lung Institute,
and Honorary Consultant, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town


Prof Hoosen Coovadia

Director: MatCH Health Systems (Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health), University of the Witwatersrand;
Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health; and Emeritus Victor Daitz Professor of HIV/AIDS Research,
University of KwaZulu-Natal


Prof Jean Cleymans

Emeritus Professor, UCT


Prof Donald Cowan

Director: Genomics Research Institute; Director: Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics, University of
Pretoria
(Also nominated for the TW Kambule NRF-NSTF Award for Research and its Outputs and Research Capacity
Development)


Prof Michael Henning

Research Professor, University of Johannesburg


Prof Valerie Mizrahi

Professorial Director, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town; and
Director, MRC/NHLS/UCT Molecular Mycobacteriology Research Unit; and Leader of the UCT Node of the
DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research
(Also nominated for TW Kambule NRF-NSTF Awards for research and its outputs)


Prof William Harris

Professor: Department of Optometry, University of Johannesburg


TW Kambule Awards: Researchers

Prof Albert Thembinkosi Modi

Dean and Head of School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal


Prof Christine Lochner

Co-Director MRC Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch


Prof David Bruce Davidson

Professor SKA SARCHi, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Stellenbosch


Prof Prof Donald Arthur Cowan

irector, Genomics Research Institute; and Director, Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics, University of Pretoria


Prof Genevieve Sarah Langdon

Professor, Deputy Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town


Prof Keertan Dheda

Head, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital


Prof Kenneth OZOEMENA

Principal Researcher and Research Group Leader, Electrochemical Energy Technologies, Energy Materials Unit, CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing (also under the category research leading to innovation in a corporate organisation or institution further down)


Prof Lyn Wadley

Honorary Professor, Department of Archaeology, University of the Witwatersrand


Prof Namrita Lall

Associate Professor, Medicinal Plant Science, University of Pretoria


Prof Prof Saloshna Vandeyar

Full Professor and Head of the Department of Humanities Education, University of Pretoria


Prof Shabir Ahmed MADHI

Executive Director, National Institute for Communicable Diseases; and Professor of Vaccinology and Director MRC/Wits Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit; and NRF Chair in Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand


Prof Valerie Mizrahi

Professorial Director, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town; and Director, MRC/NHLS/UCT Molecular Mycobacteriology Research Unit; and Leader of the UCT Node of the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research


For research capacity development

Contribution through management and related SET

Dr CM “Neels” Erasmus

Head: University Governance Research, Absa Public Sector Centre of Excellence


Prof Professor Anne Grobler

Director of the DST/NWU Preclinical Drug Development Platform, NWU
(Also nominated for Research Leading to Innovation in a Corporate Organisation or Institution)


Prof Professor PJ “Riaan” de Jongh

Director: Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics, North-West University (NWU).


TW Kambule Awards: Emerging Researchers

Dr Anish Mathew Kurien

Node Director, F’SATI (TUT) Section Head: PG studies Department of Electrical Engineering (3) Acting Associate Dean: Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (Research & Innovation).


Dr Grant Theron

Senior Research Officer, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town.


Dr Thomas Scriba

Associate Professor and Departmental Director: Immunology, SA Tuberculosis Initiative, University of Cape Town


Prof Wanda Markotter

Associate Professor: Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria


Prof Oriel Matlhahane Thekisoe

Professor & Dean of Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences,
University of the Free State


Prof Paul Barendse

Associate Professor: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town


Individual & Organisational Research Awards

Communication and outreach Award

Mr Brian Bobby Brown

Content Presenter – Smile 90.4FM


Prof Azwinndini Muronga

Associate Professor of Physics and Director of UJ Soweto Science Centre, University of Johannesburg


Prof Jakobus Ernst van Zyl

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town


Prof Micheale Sean Pepper

Director, Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Professor, Dept. of Immunology, University of Pretoria; Professeur Associé, Department of Human Genetics and Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland


Organisational Awards

Research for Innovation Awards ( SMME & Corporate)

Professor Wilna Oldewage-Theron

Team Leader, Director: CSL, Vaal University of
Technology


Prof Andrew Forbes

Group Leader, National Laser Centre, CSIR


Prof Anne Grobler

Team Leader, Director of the Platform, NWU


Corporate Winner - Elemental

Prof Arnaud Malan
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University
of Cape Town


Corporate Winner - Hearing Loss Detection by Smartphone

Team Leader: Professor De Wet Swanepoel
Department of Speech, Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria


Prof Linda Theron

Professor, Department of Education Science, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus


Dr Amos Barkai

Co-Founder and CEO and Dr Michael Bergh, Co-Founder and CTO


Prof Pieter Blignaut

Partnership between Department of Computer Science and Informatics of the University of the Free State, THRIP and Interstate Bus Lines


Prof. Kenneth Ikechukwu Ozoemena

Principal Researcher and Research Group Leader: Electrochemical Energy Technologies, Energy Materials Unit, CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing


Prof P J Jooste

Team Leader: Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Tshwane University of Technology


SMME Winner - Treatment Group, Tshwane University of Technology

Prof Johannes Philippus Maree
Team Leader: Rand Water Chair in Water Utilization and Key Structure Holdings (Pty) Ltd