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From left: The Minister, Director-General and Dr Paterson discuss the National Fish Collection with Senior Curation Officer, Nkosinathi Mazungula (Photo: Steven Lang)

Minister Visits SAIAB at SciFest Africa

A very special space evolves each year at NRF-SAIAB's pop-up science centre, Water World, at Scifest Africa. 2018 was made extra special as we had the honour this year to be visited by the newly appointed Minister of the Department of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, and the Director-General, Dr Phil Mjwara, on Friday afternoon.

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Fellowships offered by L’Oréal Foundation

The L’Oréal Foundation is launching the 9th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science in Sub-Saharan Africa. A total of 14 fellowships are available – 12 for PhD students and two for postdoctoral researchers. Follow this link to learn more or apply.

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Call For Nominations: 2018 South African Women In Science Awards

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) calls for nominations for the 2018 South African Women in Science Awards (WISA).  The awards recognise and reward excellence by women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women. The awards will be made to women who are South African citizens or permanent residents.

The theme for the 2018 WISA is leveraging science, technology and innovation to enhance inclusive growth and development.

The 2018 WISA will be presented on 16 August 2018 as part of the Department's celebration of Women's Month. 

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