Media Articles: Winners

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

TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers



Phaswana-Mafuya, Prof. Nancy (Refilwe)

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)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Schutte, Prof. Aletta

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)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers

TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers



Ataguba, Prof. John

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)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Pickering, Dr Robyn

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)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers

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

Capacity Development Awards



Aoyi, Prof. Ochieng

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)

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Downs, Prof. Colleen Thelma

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)

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Hildebrandt, Prof. Diane

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)

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards

GreenMatter Award



Ekama, Prof. George

Prof. George Ekama (middle) after receiving his Award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and GreenMatter CEO Dr Sibusiso Manzini (right)

Award Categories:

  • GreenMatter Award

Water Research Commission Awards



Mamba, Prof. Bhekie

Prof. Bhekie Mamba (middle) after receiving his Award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and Water Research Commission CEO Mr Dhesigen Naidoo (right)

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

Research for Innovation Awards - Corporate



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

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)

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations

Research for Innovation Awards - SMMEs



CenGen (Pty) Ltd, Dr Renée Prins

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)

Award Categories:

  • Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs)

NGO Award



Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC, Ms Lynette Bezuidenhout

MASDT’s Ms Lynette Bezuidenhout (middle) after receiving their Award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and NSTF Chairman Prof. Ali Dhansay (right)

Award Categories:

  • NGO Award

Special Theme Award



Saayman, Prof. Melville

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

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award

Communication Award



Department of Science and Technology (DST)-National Research Foundation Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials (CoE-SM) team, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Prof. Lesley Cornish

CoE-SM’s Prof. Deena Naidoo and Mrs Casey Sparkes (middle) after receiving their Award from the Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor (left) and CSIR’s Group Executive for Research and Development Dr Molefi Motuku (right)

Award Categories:

  • Communication Award

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