The NSTF supports the principle of collaborative, widely-inclusive awards.

The NSTF welcomes collaboration with other organisations, such as those they have been in partnerships with for many years:

  • Department of Science and Technology (since 1998)
  • Eskom (since 2003)
  • Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) since 2016 (previously through the Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP), an initiative of the dti from 2004-2015)
  • South32 since 2015 (previously through BHP Billiton from 2011-2014)
  • GreenMatter (since 2015)
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) (since 2003 as a major sponsor)
  • Business Report (since 2010) which is part of The Star, Pretoria News, Cape Times and The Mercury newspapers
  • Mail & Guardian newspaper (since 2011)
  • Water Research Commission (WRC) for a new award in 2017
  • NeDICC (2017)
  • Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation (for the Youth Outreach projects)
  • Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa (for the Brilliants programme tour)
  • proSET – Professionals in SET, a sector of the NSTF representing Professional Bodies and Learned Societies (Prize sponsor since 2015)
  • National Research Foundation (NRF) (2003-2014)
  • SAASTA, a business unit of the NRF (2005-2014)

How to become an NSTF Award partner or sponsor

If your organisation would like to partner with the NSTF on the NSTF Awards, please contact the Executive Director at enquiries@nstf.co.za or 012 8413987.