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Women’s Month Feature: Nosipho Faith Makhakhe

In celebration of Women’s Month 2018, we are featuring female researchers who receive funding from the NRF. We thank the ladies for volunteering to share their stories with us.

Nosipho Faith Makhakhe is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Promotion at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Brief background

I was born in the small town of Matatiele. I am the second born of six children and moved to Johannesburg when I was 16 years old. I moved to Durban at age 28 and I have been here ever since.

Women’s Month Feature: Delsy Sifundza

In celebration of Women’s Month 2018, we are featuring female researchers who receive funding from the NRF. We thank the ladies for volunteering to share their stories with us.

Delsy Sifundza is pursuing her Master’s studies at Rhodes University and has been a research student at NRF-SAIAB for two years.

Brief background.

I was born in Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga Province. I come from a big family in a rural township area. I am the second last born and the first in my family to go to university.

The left hand of Bannykus, showing the large first claw on the thumb and the smaller second and third finger. Credit Prof. Jonah Choiniere 

New fossils from north China shed light on the incremental evolution of insect-eating dinosaurs

An international research team today announces the discovery of two new Chinese dinosaurs: Bannykus and Xiyunykus. Professor Jonah Choiniere from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa was a leading member of the team and is co-author on the research.

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Women’s Month Feature: Petunia Msuthwana

 

 

In celebration of Women’s Month 2018, we are featuring female researchers who receive funding from the NRF. We thank the ladies for volunteering to share their stories with us.

Petunia Msuthwana is currently pursuing an MTech in Agriculture: Animal Production at Tshwane University of Technology.

Women’s Month Feature: Netanya Bernitz

In celebration of Women’s Month 2018, we are featuring female researchers who receive funding from the NRF. We thank the ladies for volunteering to share their stories with us.

Netanya Bernitz is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree at the Animal Tuberculosis Research group, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Tuberculosis Research, Stellenbosch University,

Women’s Month Feature: Nomvuselelo Nyathi

In celebration of Women’s Month 2018, we are featuring female researchers who receive funding from the NRF. We thank the ladies for volunteering to share their stories with us.

Nomvuselelo Nyathi is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Physiology at the University of Pretoria.

Brief background

Women’s Month Feature: Khuliso Maphakela

In celebration of Women’s Month 2018, we are featuring female researchers who receive funding from the NRF. We thank the ladies for volunteering to share their stories with us.

Khuliso Maphakela completed an MTech: Chemistry at the Tshwane University of Technology.

Brief background

I was born and raised in a village called Tshikombani in Venda, Limpopo. My father passed away when I was four-years-old, leaving my mother to raise five children. 

Women’s Month Feature: Samantha Ockhuis

In celebration of Women’s Month 2018, we are featuring female researchers who receive funding from the NRF. We thank the ladies for volunteering to share their stories with us.

Samantha Ockhuis is currently a PhD candidate within the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science at Rhodes University, based at NRF-SAIAB.

Brief background

I was born and raised in Atlantis, a small little suburb just outside of Cape Town. I have two siblings; a younger sister and older brother.

Women’s Month Feature: Davina-Nelson Apiyo

In celebration of Women’s Month 2018, we are featuring female researchers who receive funding from the NRF. We thank the ladies for volunteering to share their stories with us.

Davina-Nelson Apiyo is currently pursuing an MEng at the University of Stellenbosch.

Women’s Month Feature: Matefo Millicent Litabe

In celebration of Women’s Month 2018, we are featuring female researchers who receive funding from the NRF. We thank the ladies for volunteering to share their stories with us.

Matefo Millicent Litabe is currently pursuing her Master’s in Medical Virology at the University of the Free State.

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