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Professor Patricia Whitelock, winner of the SAIP De Beers Gold Medal 2018 for her outstanding research career in astronomy and astrophysics, and for her distinguished and extensive contributions to leadership, education and human capacity development of the Physics and Astronomy community.

Prof Patricia Whitelock Awarded SAIP De Beers Gold Medal 2018

The SAIP Gold award is made for outstanding achievements in any of the following facets of any branch of Physics: research, education, technology and industrial development. As the highest standards are applied, the award is intended to be the greatest distinction that is conferred in South Africa for achievements in Physics.

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Professor Mmantsae Moche Diale, newly appointed NRF SARChI Chair in Clean and Green Energy at the University of Pretoria, won the NSTF's Engineering Research Capacity Development Award.

Prof Mmantsae Moche Diale Wins NSTF Award

Professor Mmantsae Moche Diale, newly appointed NRF SARChI Chair in Clean and Green Energy at the University of Pretoria, won the Engineering Research Capacity Development Award at the 20th NSTF-South32 Awards held on 28 June 2018.

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Science Forum South Africa 2018

Pretoria, South Africa, 12-14 December 2018

 

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How is the NRF contributing to the National Development Plan?

South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) is a detailed blueprint for how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030. 

The NDP proposes 14 outcomes, and the NRF is actively contributing towards at least eight of these outcomes in the following ways.

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