The NSTF Awards is referred to as the ‘Science Oscars’ of South Africa, as it is the largest, most comprehensive, and most sought-after national Awards of its kind.

The nominees announced in April every year, are all eligible and competing for the Awards and comprise individuals, teams and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation under 12 different categories. This includes experienced scientists, engineers, innovators, science communicators, research and engineering capacity builders, data stewards, organisational managers/leaders, research managers, as well as a scientific discipline that relate to the special annual theme that the Awards celebrate every year. Usually the theme aligns with an international theme as declared by the United Nations and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization).

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