Prof Daya Reddy of South Africa is the new President-elect of the International Council for Science (ICSU). During the ICSU General Assembly held in Auckland, New Zealand (31 Aug – 3 Sept), Prof Reddy’s elec tion was widely supported, voted for competitively by more than 30 ICSU Unions and a large number of member countries.
A large number of delegates from the African continent are participating in the 31st General Assembly of the International Council of Science (ICSU), currently being held in Auckland, New Zealand. It is encouraging that two leading scholars from South Africa, and one from Nigeria, have been nominated to the ICSU Executive Board, with election results to be announced on 2 September.
Six South African Researchers with NRF ratings have been ranked by Thomson Reuters to be among the top 3200 most influential researchers around the globe.
Using data gathered from its Web of Science and InCites platforms that reveals who it considers to be the most influential scientists in the world, Thomson Reuters has produced a list of 3 200 researchers who have published the highest number of articles that are the most frequently cited by fellow researchers
It is with a great sense of loss that we announce the passing away of Dr Mike Gaylard, Director of the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO), a National Facility of the National Research Foundation.
The Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation (NRF), Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, has announced his resignation from the organisation to take up the position of Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). This announcement comes shortly after his reappointment as the NRF’s CEO for a second five-year term.