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TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers



Prof. Nancy (Refilwe) Phaswana-Mafuya

Prof. Nancy Refilwe Phaswana-Mafuya (middle) receiving her Award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and the president of South32 Mr Mike Fraser (right)

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    Prof. Aletta Schutte

    Prof. Aletta Schutte (middle) after receiving her award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor with the President of South32 Mr Mike Fraser (right)

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      TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers



      Prof. John Ataguba

      Prof. John Ataguba (middle) after receiving his Award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and Co-Chair of proSET Mr Reinhard Meyer (right)

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        Dr Robyn Pickering

        Dr Robyn Pickering (middle) after receiving her Award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and Co-Chair of proSET Mr Reinhard Meyer (right)

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          Contribution through management and related SET activities



          Prof. João Rodrigues

          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

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            Capacity Development Awards



            Prof. Ochieng Aoyi

            Prof. Ochieng Aoyi (middle) after receiving his Award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and Eskom Senior General Manager Mr Leo Dlamini (right)

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              Prof. Mmantsae Diale

              Associate Professor, Dept of Physics, University of Pretoria (UP)

              Capturing the numerous light bands of the sun’s energy to create a solar device that can power the world with cheap and clean energy, reducing effects of carbon dioxide and address climate change. End result – hand it to the people.

              Read the full Mail & Guardian article here

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                Prof. Colleen Thelma Downs

                Prof. Colleen Downs (middle) after receiving her Award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and Eskom Senior General Manager Mr Leo Dlamini (right)

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                  Prof. Diane Hildebrandt

                  Prof. Diane Hildebrandt (middle) after receiving her Award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and Eskom Senior General Manager Mr Leo Dlamini (right)

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                    Prof. Ian Jandrell

                    Personal Professor in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering; Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment; Joint leader of the High Voltage and the Lightning/Electromagnetic Compatibiity Research Group, University of the Witwatersrand

                    High-level skills in the very specialised research field of high voltage engineering and lightning.

                    Read the full Mail & Guardian article here

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                      GreenMatter Award



                      Prof. Malik Maaza

                      Senior Scientist: National Research Foundation (NRF) Nanosciences LABS and UNESCO Africa Chair, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA)

                      Learning from the gemsbok to solve the problem of the aircon consuming 17-24% of fuel in the car, by using vanadium oxide.

                      Read the full Mail & Guardian article here

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                        Water Research Commission Awards



                        Prof. Leslie Petrik

                        Professor, Department (Dept) of Chemistry, University of the Western Cape

                        Low-cost converting of the waste left over from burning coal into a catalyst to reduce environmental damage and for mine water treatment.

                        Read the full Mail & Guardian article here

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                          Data for Research Award

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                          Research for Innovation Awards - Corporate



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

                          Prof. Eugene Cloete (middle) after receiving his Award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and the dti’s Director of Innovation and Technology Unit Ms Takalani Ramuthaga (right)

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                            Prof. Keolebogile Motaung

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

                            Plants from a Limpopo traditional healer to create an affordable ointment and plant-based morphogenetic factor implants, removing the need to harvest tissue from alternative sites and reducing waiting periods for knee replacements.

                            Read the full Mail & Guardian article here

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                              Research for Innovation Awards - SMMEs



                              Dr Renée Prins CenGen (Pty) Ltd

                              CenGen’s Dr Renée Prins (middle) after receiving their Award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and Business Report’s Group Executive of National Sales Ms Agnes Peter (right)

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                                 SUN Magnetics (Pty) Ltd

                                Director and Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University: Prof Coenrad Fourie

                                A set of engineering methods and software tools that enable the design and verification of very large scale integrated superconducting circuits and quantum computing systems.

                                Read the full Mail & Guardian article here

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                                  NGO Award

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                                  Special Theme Award

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                                  Communication Award

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