Author Archives: Wilna

Chinese and South African collaborations – Message from NSTF Executive Director (November 2018)

Message from NSTF Executive Director Transforming the world one lab at a time I had the unexpected and delightful opportunity to visit China for a week in September this year. I had never done so before, and did not know what to expect. Feelings about China There are plenty of reports on recent developments and […]

Transformation of the education system – Message from NSTF Executive Director(February 2019)

MESSAGE FROM THE NSTF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Transformation of the education system In the following piece I want to respond to some of the criticism of the 2018 matric results, call for more of the top achievers in matric through the public education system to be recognised, remind us of a debilitating legacy, and plead for […]

Message from NSTF Executive Director

Forecasting the water crisis Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.   This famous quotation comes from ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge written in 1797-98. It’s the story of a sailor on board a ship in the middle of the ocean, which cannot sail because of no […]

Major boost for SA’s research infrastructure

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Message from NSTF Executive Director

Message from NSTF Executive Director

Call for assistance: Help to send UP’s team of talented synthetic biologists to represent SA at the 2016 iGEM Boston Jamboree

Call for assistance: Help to send UP’s team of talented synthetic biologists to represent SA at the 2016 iGEM Boston Jamboree

Share ʼn Dare activities– Engaging communities through science

Click here to read more about NSTF Award winners motivating and encouraging the youth of South Africa in Limpopo and North-West during the month of February​

Brilliants – investing in our future innovators

How do SA’s best and brightest learners achieve such remarkable results? Sharon Ellman, Gauteng’s top female student in maths and science in 2014, and currently studying environmental and engineering geology at the University of Pretoria, has her own recipe for success.​ Read More

Getting to know the work of the NSTF Award winners

This month, the spotlight falls on Professors Jennifer Jelsma and Nigel Bennett, joint winners of the award for research capacity development (sponsored by Eskom). Prof Jelsma(UCT), expert in physiotherapy, and inspiring teacher, has an interesting history. Among other things, she worked with disabled combatants in Zimbabwe, after the bush war in 1981.The work of Prof Bennett, Research […]