Contribution over a lifetime



Beukes, Prof. Nicolas

Lifetime Award winner Prof. Nicolas Beukes (middle) with Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and Director-General of the Department of Science and Technology Dr Phil Mjwara (right)

Award Categories:

  • Contribution over a lifetime


Downs, Prof. Colleen Thelma

Professor and DST/NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Award Categories:

  • Contribution over a lifetime


Ekama, Prof. George

Professor of Water Quality Engineering, University of Cape Town

Award Categories:

  • Contribution over a lifetime


Midgley, Prof. Guy

Professor in the Department of Botany and Zoology, SU (formerly of the South African National Biodiversity Institute)

Award Categories:

  • Contribution over a lifetime


Pattinson, Prof. Robert

Chief Specialist and Clinical Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; and Director, Unit for Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies, South African Medical Research Council

Award Categories:

  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prodinger, Prof. Helmut

Department of Mathematical Sciences, SU

Award Categories:

  • Contribution over a lifetime


Raal, Prof. Frederick

Professor and Head, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism; and Director: Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Wits; and Principal Specialist and Head of Division of Endocrinology, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Award Categories:

  • Contribution over a lifetime


Saayman, Prof. Melville

Director: Tourism Research in Economic Environs and Society Unit, North-West University

Award Categories:

  • Contribution over a lifetime

TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers



Korsten, Prof. Lise

Professor of Plant Pathology, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of Pretoria

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Langdon, Prof. Genevieve

Professor and Deputy Head: Department of Mechanical Engineering and Blast Impact and Survivability Research Unit, University of Cape Town

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Mbohwa, Prof. Charles

Professor and Vice Dean Postgraduate Studies Research and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Mellado, Prof. Bruce

Professor, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Phaswana-Mafuya, Prof. Nancy (Refilwe)

Research Director, Human Sciences Research Council; and Honorary Professor, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Pretorius, Prof. Etheresia

Professor: Department of Physiological Sciences

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers

TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers



Bankole, Prof. Felix

Associate Professor (Computing): School of Computing, College of Science, Engineering and Technology and Coordinator of Information Resource Management Programme, University of South Africa; and Research Professor, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Becker, Dr Thorsten

Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University; and Visiting Lecturer: Department of Mechanical Engineering, UCT

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Coetzee, Dr Vinet

Senior Lecturer, Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria (UP)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Emuze, Prof. Fidelis

Associate Professor and Head of Department: Built Environment; and Head: Unit for Lean Construction, Central University of Technology

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Fanucchi, Dr Stephanie

Senior Scientist: Biomedical Translational Research Initiative, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Masindi, Dr Vhahangwele

Senior Researcher, Hydraulic Infrastructure Engineering, Built Environment, CSIR

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Mpofu, Prof. Khumbulani

Professor and Head of Department of Industrial Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers

Contribution through management and related SET activities



Debba, Prof. Pravesh

Competence Area Manager of Spatial Planning and Systems, Built Environment, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); and Visiting Professor, School of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

Award Categories:

  • Contribution through management and related SET activities


Gardiner, Dr Dusty

Manager: Bio-manufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC), and Competence Area Manager: Bio-Manufacturing Technologies, CSIR

Award Categories:

  • Contribution through management and related SET activities


Rodrigues, Prof. João

Professor of Theoretical Physics and Head of School of Physics; and Deputy Director: National Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits); and Director: Mandelstam Institute of Theoretical Physics

Award Categories:

  • Contribution through management and related SET activities


Sinha, Prof. Saurabh

Professor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg

Award Categories:

  • Contribution through management and related SET activities

Capacity Development Awards



Diale, Prof. Mmantsae

Associate Professor, Department of Physics, UP

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Downs, Prof. Colleen Thelma

Professor and DST/NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Korsten, Prof. Lise

Professor of Plant Pathology, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of Pretoria

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Mbohwa, Prof. Charles

Professor and Vice Dean Postgraduate Studies Research and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Momoniat, Prof. Ebrahim

Professor, School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics; and Assistant Dean for Research; and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Mpofu, Prof. Khumbulani

Professor and Head of Department of Industrial Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Pretorius, Prof. Etheresia

Professor: Department of Physiological Sciences

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Von Blottnitz, Prof. Harro Bloch

Professor, Environmental and Process Systems Engineering Group, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards

GreenMatter Award



Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, Prof. Johannes van Niekerk

Director: Prof. Johannes van Niekerk, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Stellenbosch University (SU)

Award Categories:

  • GreenMatter Award


Climate Studies, Modelling and Environmental Health Research Group, Prof. Francois Engelbrecht

Group Head and Chief Researcher: Prof. Francois Engelbrecht, Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) Division, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Award Categories:

  • GreenMatter Award


De Bruyn, Prof. Nicholas (Nico)

Associate Professor and Researcher, Department of Zoology; and Ex-situ Field Operations Manager: Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria

Award Categories:

  • GreenMatter Award


Downs, Prof. Colleen Thelma

Professor and DST/NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Award Categories:

  • GreenMatter Award


Ekama, Prof. George

Professor of Water Quality Engineering, University of Cape Town

Award Categories:

  • GreenMatter Award


Godfrey, Prof. Linda

Principal Scientist, Waste for Development Research Group, NRE, CSIR; and Manager: Waste Research, Development and Innovation Roadmap Implementation Unit managed by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology; and Extraordinary Associate Professor, Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University

Award Categories:

  • GreenMatter Award


Midgley, Prof. Guy

Professor in the Department of Botany and Zoology, SU (formerly of the South African National Biodiversity Institute)

Award Categories:

  • GreenMatter Award

Water Research Commission Awards



Aoyi, Prof. Ochieng and CREW - Centre for Renewable Energy and Water, Prof. Ochieng Aoyi

Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering, and Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy and Water, Vaal University of Technology

Award Categories:

  • Water Research Commission Awards


Bosman, Ms Anujah

Chief Executive Officer: Chillisoft (Pty) Ltd

Award Categories:

  • Water Research Commission Awards


Cloete, Prof. Eugene: Teabag water filter, Rotoscope and other projects, Prof. Eugene Cloete

Vice-Rector, Stellenbosch University

Award Categories:

  • Water Research Commission Awards


Ekama, Prof. George

Professor of Water Quality Engineering, University of Cape Town

Award Categories:

  • Water Research Commission Awards


Taylor, Prof. Maureen

Professor and Rand Water Chair in Public Health, University of Pretoria

Award Categories:

  • Water Research Commission Awards

Data for Research Award



DataFirst, Prof. Martin Wittenberg

Director: Prof. Martin Wittenberg, Professor in the School of Economics, University of Cape Town (UCT)

Award Categories:

  • Data for Research Award


Phaswana-Mafuya, Prof. Nancy (Refilwe)

Research Director, Human Sciences Research Council; and Honorary Professor, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Award Categories:

  • Data for Research Award


South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS), Mr Benjamin Roberts

Team Leader: Mr Benjamin Roberts, Research Specialist: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery Division, HSRC

Award Categories:

  • Data for Research Award

Research for Innovation Awards - Corporate



Aeroswift Development Team, Collaboration: Aerosud Innovation Centre (Pty) Ltd and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research National Laser Centre, Mr Marius Vermeulen

Team Leader: Mr Marius Vermeulen

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


Azimuth Team, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr Jeanine Engelbrecht

Team Leader: Dr Jeanine Engelbrecht

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


Cloete, Prof. Eugene: Teabag water filter, Rotoscope and other projects, Prof. Eugene Cloete

Vice-Rector, Stellenbosch University

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


De Bruyn, Prof. Nicholas (Nico)

Associate Professor and Researcher, Department of Zoology; and Ex-situ Field Operations Manager: Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


Geo-location based dynamic spectrum allocation (GL-DSA), CSIR Meraka Institute, Dr Fisseha Mekuria

Team Leader: Dr Fisseha Mekuria

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


Hazleton Pumps (Pty) Ltd, Mr Matthys Wehmeyer

Chief Executive Officer: Mr Matthys Wehmeyer

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


Snyman, Prof. Lukas

Director: School of Engineering, College for Science, Engineering and Technology; UNISA

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


Vulamanz Development Team, Prof. Lingam Pillay

Project Leader: Prof. Lingam Pillay, Associate Professor, Department of Process Engineering, SU

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations

Research for Innovation Awards - SMMEs



Bosman, Ms Anujah

Chief Executive Officer: Chillisoft (Pty) Ltd

Award Categories:

  • Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs)

NGO Award



Health Information Systems Program, South Africa, Dr Vincent Shaw

Executive Director: Dr Vincent Shaw

Award Categories:

  • NGO Award


SchoolNet South Africa, Miss Janet Thomson

Executive Director: Miss Janet Thomson

Award Categories:

  • NGO Award

Special Theme Award



Blumenthal, Dr Ryan

Senior Specialist and Lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Pretoria

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Du Preez, Prof. Louis

Professor of Zoology, Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, Faculty of Natural Sciences, North-West University

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Fitchett, Dr Jennifer

Lecturer in Physical Geography: School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, Wits

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Saayman, Prof. Melville

Director: Tourism Research in Economic Environs and Society Unit, North-West University

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Technology to Combat Poaching Team (Cmore), Herman le Roux

Research Group Leader: Herman le Roux, Command and Control Technology, CSIR

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award

Communication Award



Blumenthal, Dr Ryan

Senior Specialist and Lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Pretoria

Award Categories:

  • Communication Award


Du Preez, Prof. Louis

Professor of Zoology, Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, Faculty of Natural Sciences, North-West University

Award Categories:

  • Communication Award


Iimbovane Outreach Programme: Exploring South African Diversity and Change, Miss Dorette du Plessis

Outreach Manager: Miss Dorette du Plessis, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, Stellenbosch University (SU)

Award Categories:

  • Communication Award