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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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The European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development was officially established yesterday at a signing ceremony in Leiden, the Netherlands. The event was attended by the then South African Minister of Science and Technology and marked the formation of the tenth Regional Office of Astronomy for Development, which is coordinated by the global office based in South Africa.

Inauguration of 10th Regional Office Coordinated by South Africa-based OAD

On 26 February 2018, the European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (ROAD) was brought into existence at a signing ceremony at Leiden University in the Netherlands. It was preceded by a ceremonial address by Grace Naledi Pandor, former South African Minister of Science and Technology (now Minister of Higher Education). The occasion also marked the appointment of the minister as honorary visiting Oort Professor of 'Astronomy for Development'.

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