Senior Research Fellow: Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, UP
'The complete bee person – a legend of SA science and science institutions'
TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Researcher
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'
TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher
Senior lecturer: Dept of Computer Science, UP
'For the evaluation of the performance of dynamic multi-objective optimisation algorithms'
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'
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'
Engineering Research Capacity Development Award
Associate Professor: School of Chemical and Minerals Engineering, North-West University
'For monitoring environmental water to raise awareness among poor communities and nationally'
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'
NSTF-Lewis Foundation 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'
NSTF-Water Research Commission (WRC) Award
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'
Data for Research Award
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'
Innovation Award: Corporate Organisation
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'
Innovation Award: Small, Medium and Micro Enterprice (SMME)
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'
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'
Non-Governmental Organisation (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'
Special Annual Theme Award: Materials for inclusive economic development
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'