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South African scientists open new doors for studying defects in diamonds

Dr Jaco Olivier and Prof Jan Neethling from the Centre for High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth are celebrating their recent publication in the prestigious Nature Materials*. The paper has caused quite a stir in the scientific community, with a commentary in Nature Materials news & views** and over one thousand views on LinkedIn.

SADC Malaria Week: Part 2: Partnerships and funding help eradicate malaria

We continue to commemorate SADC Malaria Week, dedicated to creating awareness and educating the public about malaria and the advances made in the fight against the disease.

In this, Part 2 of the article, we share more insights from Professor Lyn-Marie Birkholtz, holder of the DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control and Head of the Parasite Control Cluster in the University Of Pretoria Institute of Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC), a MRC Collaborative Centre for Malaria Research.

SADC Malaria Week Part 1: Research advances towards a Malaria Free Africa

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Malaria Week taking place from 06 to 10 November 2017, dedicated to creating awareness and educating the public about malaria and the advances made in the fight against the disease. 

Collective action needed to achieve food security and nutrition for all

In commemoration of World Food Day, Professor Julian May, director of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), reflects on the progress that the Centre has made so far in understanding the nature of the problem of food security, and how it could be addressed in South Africa.

SARChIs and CoEs recognised at NSTF Awards

On 29 June 2017, the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) held their annual award ceremony. One DST-NRF Centres of Excellence (CoE) director; two South African Research Chair (SARChI) holders; and one Centre of Excellence were recognised for their contributions in their respective fields.

Award: Contribution over a Lifetime

Prof Nicolas Beukes

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DST-NRF Centres of Excellence Annual Directors’ Forum 2016

Howard College Campus (UKZN), 25 - 26 August 2016

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