Contribution over a lifetime



Prof. Jill Adler

Department (Dept) of Science and Technology (DST)/National Research Foundation (NRF), South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) Chair of Mathematics Education, School of Education University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. John Bolton

Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scholar, Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town (UCT)

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Donald Cowan

Director: Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics Research Institute, University of Pretoria (UP)

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Robin Crewe

Senior Research Fellow: Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, UP

'The complete bee person – a legend of SA science and science institutions'

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Monuko Du Plessis

Professor Emeritus in Microelectronics, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Dept, UP

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Wilhelm Bouwer Du Preez

Director: Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Research Centre; Associate Professor: Central University of Technology, Free State

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Christiann Cornelius du Preez

Professor: Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences, University of the Free State

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Ian Dubery

Research Professor: Department of Biochemistry; Director: Centre for Plant Metabolomics, University of Johannesburg (UJ)

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Mary (Mairam) Gulumian

2018-Present) Head: Toxicology Research Projects, National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH); (1980-2017) Head: Toxicology section, NIOH; Professor Haemotology and Molecular Medicine, Wits

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Yskandar Hamam

Emeritus Professor, Dept of Electrical Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Bavesh Davandra Kana

Professor: Research and Teaching; Co- Director: DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research, Research Associate: Centre for AIDS Prevention Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Wits

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Kerstin Krüger

Associate Professor: Department of Zoology and Entomology, UP

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Alison Lewis

Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town (UCT)

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Valerie Mizrahi

Director: Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine; Professor: Dept of Pathology; Director: South African Medical Research Council / National Health Laboratory Service / UCT Molecular Mycobacteriology Research Unit; Co-Director DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Research; UCT

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Kenneth Ikechukwu Ozoemena

Professor: Materials for Energy and Electrochemistry, School of Chemistry, Wits

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. David Mark Richardson

Distinguished Professor & Director: DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology Department of Botany & Zoology, Stellenbosch University (SUN)

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Iakovos Sigalas

Professor: Ceramic Science, Dept of Metallurgical Engineering, School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Ceramics Focus Area Coordinator, DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, Wits

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Beric Skews

Director: Flow Research Unit, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering, Wits

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Vijaya Srinivasu Vallabhapurapu

Professor: Physics, University of South Africa

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. SH (Basie) Von Solms

Professor and Director: Centre for Cyber Security, UJ

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Gerhard Walzl

Distinguished Professor and Executive Head: Department of Biomedical Sciences; Director: DST/NRF Centre for Excellence in Biomedical TB Research, Head of Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences ,SU

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  • Contribution over a lifetime


Prof. Xiaohua Xia

Professor: Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Dept, UP

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  • Contribution over a lifetime

TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers



Prof. Tunde Bello-Ochende

Professor and Deputy Head: Research Department (Dept), Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town (UCT)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Mr André Johan Botha

Manager: Vultures for Africa Programme, Endangered Wildlife Trust; Co-chair: International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Species Survival Commission, Vulture Specialist Group

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Novel Njweipi Chegou

Associate Professor: Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Stellenbosch University (SU)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Dr Silethelwe Chikosha

Senior Researcher: Titanium Centre of Competence, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Yahya E. Choonara

Principal Scientist: Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform (WADDP) Research Unit; Chair and Head: Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Personal Professor of Pharmaceutics; Co-Director: WADDP Syndicate, Wits Health Consortium, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Serena Coetzee

Professor: Head of Dept of Geography, Geo-informatics and Meteorology, Director: Centre for Geo-Information Science, University of Pretoria (UP)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Mokhotjwa (Simon) Dhlamini

Professor: Physics, Dept of Physics, University of South Africa (UNISA)

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  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Anton du Plessis

Associate Professor: Physics Department; Unit manager: CT Scanner Facility, SU

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Dr Thomas Ebenhan

Research Fellow: Nuclear Medicine; Acting Manager: NuMeRI, Pre-clinical Imaging Facility, University of Pretoria (UP)

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  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Andre Ganswindt

Professor and Director: Mammal Research Institute, Dept of Zoology and Entomology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, UP

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Freedom Gumedze

Associate Professor and Student Advisor: Dept of Statistical Sciences, UCT

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Vishnu Jejjala

Dept of Science and Technology (DST)/National Research Foundation (NRF) South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Theoretical Particle Cosmology; Professor: Physics, Wits

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Anna Margaretha Joubert

Professor: Head of Department of Physiology, UP

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  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Andreas Lemmerer

Associate Professor: School of Chemistry, Wits

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  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Susan Ilani Loubser

Associate Professor: Centre for Space Research, North-West University

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Phatu William Mashela

Senior Professor and Research Leader: Green Biotechnologies Research Centre of Excellence, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Limpopo

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Dr  Maya Jacob John

Principal Researcher:
Polymers and Composites Competence Area,
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Port
Elizabeth

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Mervin Meyer

Professor: Biotechnology Director: DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre – Biolabels Research Node, Department of Biotechnology, University of the Western Cape (UWC)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Ajay Kumar Mishra

Professor and Researcher: Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit: College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa (UNISA)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Shivani Mishra

Professor at Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability (NanoWS) Research Unit, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, UNISA

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Sanushka Naidoo

Associate Professor: Dept of Genetics, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, UP

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Ntobeko Ayanda Bubele Ntusi

Professor of Medicine, Chair and Head: Dept of Medicine, UCT; and Groote Schuur Hospital; Principal Investigator: Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre, UCT, Editor-in-Chief: South African Heart Journal; and Principal Investigator: Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Gerhard Prinsloo

Associate Professor: Dept of Agriculture and Animal Health, UNISA

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Neerish Revaprasadu

SARChI Chair: Nanotechnology; Professor: Chemistry, University of Zululand

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Riaan Johannes Rudman

Associate Professor: School of Accountancy, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, SU

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Marla Trindade

Professor: Department of Biotechnology; Director: Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics; DST/NRF SARChI Chair: Microbial Genomics, UWC

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Este van Marle-Köster

Head: Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, previous position; Associate Professor: Animal Breeding and Genetics, UP

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Paul Watts

SARChI Research Chair in Micro-fluidic Biochemical Processing, Nelson Mandela University

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Lindiwe Inncocentia Zungu

Executive Dean: Graduate Studies, UNISA

'For innovatively crafting health and safety guidelines for the Mining and Health Safety Council and simultaneously designing women-specific safety gear bespoke for the underground mining conditions'

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers


Prof. Lindiwe Inncocentia Zungu

Executive Dean: Graduate Studies, UNISA

'For innovatively crafting health and safety guidelines for the Mining and Health Safety Council and simultaneously designing women-specific safety gear bespoke for the underground mining conditions'

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers

TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers



Dr Bahareh Bagheri

Post-doctoral fellow: Division (Div) of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University (SU)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Ms Netanya Bernitz

Molecular biology doctoral student, South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Div of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, SU

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Mrs Sophia Magaretha Brink

Senior lecturer: School of Accountancy, SU

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Ms Josephine Chileshe

PhD candidate: SAMRC Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Div of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, SU

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Jonah Nathaniel Choiniere

Reader: Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Mahabubur Rahman Chowdhury

Senior Lecturer: Department (Dept) of Chemical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Tatenda Dalu

Research Associate: South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity; Senior Lecturer, Freshwater Ecology Research Group, University of Venda (Univen)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Jennifer Fitchett

Senior Lecturer: Physical Geography, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, Wits

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Prof. Willem Fourie

Associate Professor: Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, UP

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Wynand J. Goosen

Post-doctoral Research Fellow: Dept of Science and Technology (DST)/National Research Foundation (NRF) Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, SU

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Mardé Helbig

Senior lecturer: Dept of Computer Science, UP

'For the evaluation of the performance of dynamic multi-objective optimisation algorithms'

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Guy Paulin Kamatou

Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town (UCT)

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Okuthe Paul Kogeda

Senior Lecturer: Computer Science Dept, TUT

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Prof. Tjaart Krüger

Associate Professor: Dept of Physics, UP

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Mr Stephan Gerhard le Roux

Senior Analyst: Physics Dept, CT Scanner Facility, SU

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Elizabeth le Roux

Associate Professor: Publishing Studies, Dept of Information Science, UP

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Prof. Evelyn Madoroba

Associate Professor: Microbiology, University of Zululand

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Prof. Mohlopheni Jackson Marakalala

Associate Professor: University College London; Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town (UCT); Associate Professor: Africa Health Research Institute ,Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Vhahangwele Masindi

Research Scientist: Magalies Water; Principal Researcher; CSIR; Research Fellow; University of South Africa (UNISA); part-time Lecturer: University of Venda

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Prof. Eshchar Mizrachi

Associate Professor: Dept of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology and Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, UP and also in the Special Annual Theme category*

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Elizabeth Mkandawire

Research Assistant, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, UP

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Bohani Mtileni

Senior Lecturer: Dept of Animal Sciences, TUT

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Hlumani Ndlovu

Lecturer: Div of Chemical and Systems Biology, Dept of Integrative Biomedical Sciences, UCT

'For research involving elucidated immunological mechanisms modulating
fibrogranulomatous liver pathology and mediating protective immunity'

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Vincent Ojijo

Principal Researcher and Facility Manager: Nanomaterials Industrial Development Facility, CSIR

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Prof. Thomas Otieno Olwal

Associate Professor: Computer Science Dept, TUT

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Suraj Prakash Parihar

Senior Research Officer; Contributing Investigator: Wellcome Centre of Infectious Diseases Research in Africa and Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Eduard Roos

Postdoctoral Scientist, Immunogenetics Department, The Pirbright Institute

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Prof. Izak van Zyl

Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Studies Faculty of Informatics and Design Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers


Dr Bjorn Phillip von der Heyden

Lecturer: Dept of Earth Sciences, SU

Award Categories:

  • TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers

Contribution through management and related SET activities



Dr Amogelang Sylvester Bolokang

Principal Researcher: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Award Categories:

  • Contribution through management and related SET activities


Prof. Roger Lawrence Gibson

Head: School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand

Award Categories:

  • Contribution through management and related SET activities


Prof. Mervin Meyer

Professor: Biotechnology Director: DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre – Biolabels Research Node, Department of Biotechnology, University of the Western Cape (UWC)

Award Categories:

  • Contribution through management and related SET activities


Prof. Mammo Muchie

Research Professor: DST/NRF SARChI (Tier1) Chair Innovation Studies, TUT

Award Categories:

  • Contribution through management and related SET activities


Dr HFor developing world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities in SA and empowering Africaappy Marumo Sithole

Director: Centre for High Performance Computing, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

'For developing world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities in SA
and empowering Africa'

Award Categories:

  • Contribution through management and related SET activities

Engineering Research Capacity Development Awards



Prof. Elvis Fosso-Kankeu

Associate Professor: School of Chemical and Minerals Engineering, North-West University

'For monitoring environmental water to raise awareness among poor communities and nationally'

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Dr Kessie Govender

Technologist: Dept of Pharmaceutical Science, Tshwane University of Technology

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Dr Guy Paulin Kamatou

Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town (UCT)

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Prof. Alison Lewis

Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town (UCT)

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Prof. Alison Lewis

Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town (UCT)

'For training, nurturing and mentoring students in the Crystallization and Precipitation Research Unit at UCT through new research into the recovery of valuable metals, water and minerals through innovative methods'

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Prof. Ncholu Ignatius Manyala

Professor: Physics and the Dept of Science and Technology (DST)/National Research Foundation (NRF) South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) Chair: Carbon Technology and Materials, University of Pretoria

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Dr Sudesh Sivarasu

Associate Professor: Division of Biomedical Engineering, Dept of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town; International Adjunct Lecturer: Global Health and Technologies, School of Professional Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, United States of America

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Prof. Eric Wilhelmus Josephus van Steen

DST/NRF SARChI Chair: Reaction Engineering, Dept of Chemical Engineering, UCT

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards


Dr Abimbola Olukemi Windapo

Associate Professor: Dept of Construction Economics and Management, UCT and also in the Special Annual Theme category*

Award Categories:

  • Capacity Development Awards

NSTF-Lewis Foundation Green Economy Award



Prof. Elizelle Juanee Cilliers

Professor and Chairperson: Urban and Regional Planning, North-West University

Award Categories:

  • Green Economy Award


Dr Linda Zikhona Linganiso

Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Chemistry University of Zululand

Award Categories:

  • Green Economy Award


Prof. Adebola Omowunmi Oyedeji

Professor of Organic Chemistry Walter Sisulu University

Award Categories:

  • Green Economy Award


 Process, Energy & Environmental Technology Station (UJ-PEETS)

Technology Station Manager: Ms Nicoleen Janse van Rensburg, University of Johannesburg

'For enabling technology transfer and interaction between academia and SMMEs to stimulate and support technology innovation in the green economy by providing subsidised engineering services to SMMEs in the green economy'

Award Categories:

  • Green Economy Award


Dr Dyllon Garth Randall

Senior Lecturer: Dept of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town

Award Categories:

  • Green Economy Award


 Wits African Ecology and Conservation Biology Research Group Wits Centre for African Ecology

Director: Prof Francesca Parrini, University of the Witwatersrand

Award Categories:

  • Green Economy Award

NSTF-Water Research Commission (WRC) Award



Prof. Christiann Cornelius du Preez

Professor: Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences, University of the Free State

Award Categories:

  • Water Research Commission Awards


 GEOTERRAIMAGE (Pty) Ltd

Mr Mark William Thompson
Director: Natural Resource Management, GEOTERRAIMAGE (Pty) Ltd

Award Categories:

  • Water Research Commission Awards


Dr Vhahangwele Masindi

Research Scientist: Magalies Water; Principal Researcher; CSIR; Research Fellow; University of South Africa (UNISA); part-time Lecturer: University of Venda

Award Categories:

  • Water Research Commission Awards


Prof. Ajay Kumar Mishra

Professor and Researcher: Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit: College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa (UNISA)

Award Categories:

  • Water Research Commission Awards


Prof. Shivani Mishra

Professor at Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability (NanoWS) Research Unit, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, UNISA

Award Categories:

  • Water Research Commission Awards


Prof. Okechukwu Jonathan Okonkwo

Professor Emeritus: Research and Development, and Rand Water Chair in Organic Chemistry, Tshwane University of Technology

Award Categories:

  • Water Research Commission Awards


Prof. Martine Visser

Director: Environmental Policy Research Unit, and Professor of Economics, School of Economics; Research Chair: African Climate Development Initiative, University of Cape Town

'For spearheading a project with the City of Cape Town, in which behavioural nudges were successfully used to conserve water during the water crisis'

Award Categories:

  • Water Research Commission Awards

Data for Research Award



Dr Abraham Jacobus Herbst

Director: DST-SAMRC South African Population Research Infrastructure Network and Chief Information Officer and Faculty Member : Africa Health Research Institute

Award Categories:

  • Data for Research Award


Prof. Tandi Matsha

SARChI Chair: Cardiometabolic Health, Dept of Biomedical Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

'For research into Epigenetics and transcriptome analysis of type 2 diabetes mellitus'

Award Categories:

  • Data for Research Award


Dr HFor developing world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities in SA and empowering Africaappy Marumo Sithole

Director: Centre for High Performance Computing, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

'For developing world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities in SA
and empowering Africa'

Award Categories:

  • Data for Research Award


 Stellenbosch CT facility Team

Team leader: Prof Anton du Plessis, Stellenbosch University

Award Categories:

  • Data for Research Award


Prof. Russ Taylor

Professor and Square Kilometre Array Research Chair: Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy, University of the Western Cape

Award Categories:

  • Data for Research Award

Innovation Awards: Corporate Organisation



 Africa Space Innovation Centre (ASIC)

Director: Prof Robert van Zyl, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


 Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM) Unit, Central University of Technology, Free State

Director and Team Leader: Mr Gerrie Booysen

'The CRPM team uses 3D printing to rebuild deformed faces of South Africans from poor backgrounds pro bono'

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


 CSIR Bioplastic Research Team

Senior Researcher: Dr Sudhakar Muniyasamy

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


 Department (Dept) of Science and Technology (DST)-CSIR Nanomaterials Industrial Development Programme, DST-CSIR National Centre for Nanostructured Materials, CSIR

Programme Leader: Dr Manfred Scriba

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


 Electronic Warfare Modelling and Simulation, Defence and Security Unit, CSIR

Research Group Leader: Reeshen Reddy

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


 Forensic DNA Laboratory (FDL) Team

Professor and Team Leader: Prof Maria Eugenia D’Amato, Professor: Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Natural Sciences; University of the Western Cape

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


Prof. Bavesh Davandra Kana

Professor: Research and Teaching; Co- Director: DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research, Research Associate: Centre for AIDS Prevention Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Wits

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


 Marian Island Marine Mammal Programme

Team Leader, Prof Nico de Bruyn: Associate Professor: Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria (UP)

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


Dr Vhahangwele Masindi

Research Scientist: Magalies Water; Principal Researcher; CSIR; Research Fellow; University of South Africa (UNISA); part-time Lecturer: University of Venda

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


Prof. Alexander Quandt

Acting Chair: Materials for Energy Research Group; Focus Area Co-ordinator: Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, Wits

'For his pioneering work in computational materials science with applications to nano-materials, optics/photonics and renewable energy research'

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


Prof. Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku

Research Professor, Tshwane University of Technology

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


Dr Sudesh Sivarasu

Associate Professor: Division of Biomedical Engineering, Dept of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town; International Adjunct Lecturer: Global Health and Technologies, School of Professional Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, United States of America

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


 Solar Thermal Energy Research Group (STERG)

Team Leader: Prof Sybrand Johannes van der Spuy, Associate professor and Solar Thermal Spoke grant holder

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


 South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) Science Processing Team

Manager: Mr Khutso Ngoasheng

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


 The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) development team, Defence, Peace, Safety and Security Unit, CSIR

Research Group Leader and Principal Project Manager: Mr Vinodhan Selvarajalu

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations


 The Smart Spectrum Sharing Team

Team Leader and Chief Research Scientist: Dr Fisseha Mekuria, CSIR

Award Categories:

  • Corporate organisations

Innovation Awards: Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME)



 CEILING IN A CAN

Inventor and Team Leader: Mr David Pons, Lecturer: Mangosuthu University of Technology

Award Categories:

  • Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs)


 Hydrox Holdings Ltd Team

Chief Executive Officer and Team Leader: Mr Cornelis Johannes de Jager

'For an innovative new production method to provide hydrogen inexpensively and totally pollution free'

Award Categories:

  • Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs)


 Joint nomination between Bio Catalysis Team, CSIR Team, and Biodx (Pty) Ltd, Clive Teubes Africa (Pty) Ltd and Puris Natural Aromatics Chemicals Division , Puris (Pty) Ltd.

Joint nomination between Bio Catalysis Team, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Team leader Dr Lucia Steenkamp – Principal Researcher: Biosciences, and Biodx (Pty) Ltd, Clive Teubes Africa (Pty) Ltd and Puris Natural Aromatics Chemicals Division , Puris (Pty) Ltd.

Award Categories:

  • Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs)


 Pennine Energy Innovations (Pty) Ltd

Directors and Co-Founders: Dr Dudley Jackson and Mr Richard Mutshekwane

Award Categories:

  • Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs)


 UP Natural Hazard Centre

Team Leader and Director: Professor Andrzej Kijko, Department of Geology, UP

Award Categories:

  • Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs)

Communication Award



Prof. Michael Noel (Mike) Bruton

Founder and Director: Mike Bruton Imagineering; Retired Research Scientist and Science Administrator; Active Science Communicator

Award Categories:

  • Communication Award


Prof. Elizelle Juanee Cilliers

Professor and Chairperson: Urban and Regional Planning, North-West University

Award Categories:

  • Communication Award


Mrs Wiida Fourie-Basson

Media Officer and Science Writer: Faculty of Science, Stellenbosch University

Award Categories:

  • Communication Award


Ms Mologadi Makwela

Communications Officer: Department (Dept) of Science and Technology /National Research Foundation Centre of Excellence in Food Security, University of the Western Cape

Award Categories:

  • Communication Award


Prof. Tahir Pillay

Chief Specialist and Head: Dept of Chemical Pathology; Head: Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria and National Health Laboratory Service

Award Categories:

  • Communication Award


Dr Dyllon Garth Randall

Senior Lecturer: Dept of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town

Award Categories:

  • Communication Award


Dr Tanja Reinhardt

Coordinator: Science and Technology Education Centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Award Categories:

  • Communication Award


 Wits Communications Services

Head: Shirona Patel, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

'The Wits Communication Services team is committed to inspiring curiosity, creating new knowledge, making research accessible and impacting on society through innovative science communication'

Award Categories:

  • Communication Award

Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Award



 Durban Technology Hub t/a SmartXchange

Chief Executive Officer: Mr Jonathan Naidoo

Award Categories:

  • NGO Award


 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

Executive Director: Mr Parthy Chetty

'The Eskom Expo for Young Scientists (Expo) creates excitement for science through research-based projects and encourages more students to take up science-oriented subjects and careers'

Award Categories:

  • NGO Award


 Outlook Foundation

Chief Executive Officer: Mr Segomotso Edison Kelefetswe

Award Categories:

  • NGO Award

Special Annual Theme Award



Dr Silethelwe Chikosha

Senior Researcher: Titanium Centre of Competence, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


 Department (Dept) of Science and Technology (DST)-CSIR Nanomaterials Industrial Development Programme, DST-CSIR National Centre for Nanostructured Materials, CSIR

Programme Leader: Dr Manfred Scriba

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Prof. Wilhelm Bouwer Du Preez

Director: Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Research Centre; Associate Professor: Central University of Technology, Free State

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Prof. Emmanuel Iheanyichukwu Iwuoha

DST/NRF SARChi Chair (Tier 1) for Nano Electrochemistry and Sensor Technology; Senior Professor: Chemistry; Director: Sensor Laboratories, University of the Western Cape

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Dr Maya Jacob John

Principal Researcher: Polymers and Composites Competence Area, CSIR, Port Elizabeth

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Prof. Alison Lewis

Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town (UCT)

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Prof. Okechukwu Jonathan Okonkwo

Professor Emeritus: Research and Development, and Rand Water Chair in Organic Chemistry, Tshwane University of Technology

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Prof. Kenneth Ikechukwu Ozoemena

Professor: Materials for Energy and Electrochemistry, School of Chemistry, Wits

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Prof. Alexander Quandt

Acting Chair: Materials for Energy Research Group; Focus Area Co-ordinator: Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, Wits

'For his pioneering work in computational materials science with applications to nano-materials, optics/photonics and renewable energy research'

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Prof. Alexander Quandt

Acting Chair: Materials for Energy Research Group; Focus Area Co-ordinator: Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, Wits

'For his pioneering work in computational materials science with applications to nano-materials, optics/photonics and renewable energy research'

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Prof. Neerish Revaprasadu

SARChI Chair: Nanotechnology; Professor: Chemistry, University of Zululand

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Dr Abimbola Olukemi Windapo

Associate Professor: Dept of Construction Economics and Management, UCT and also in the Special Annual Theme category*

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award


Prof. Lindiwe Inncocentia Zungu

Executive Dean: Graduate Studies, UNISA

'For innovatively crafting health and safety guidelines for the Mining and Health Safety Council and simultaneously designing women-specific safety gear bespoke for the underground mining conditions'

Award Categories:

  • Special Annual Theme Award