The 2020 NSTF-South32 Awards gala event was presented online for the first time ever this last year on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. It took place on Thursday, 30 July 2020. The winners’ outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation were awarded and celebrated live by about 1000 viewers. For the previous 24 years a gala dinner was held attended by the current Minister and many guests, numbering on occasions in excess of 600. The NSTF Brilliants Students are recognised during the awards gala event. For 2021 we are in the early planning stages and a hybrid event is being considered to take place towards the end of June.