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NRF CEO resigns to take up position as Vice-Chancellor at UKZN

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.

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Strengthening and Funding STI for Africa

As side-events to the seminal US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington DC, the leadership of the US National Academies, the National Research Foundation of South Africa, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York co-hosted leaders from the African science academies, national research foundations and their partners.

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NRF Appoints Prof Nithaya Chetty Deputy CEO: Astronomy

Prof Nithaya Chetty

The NRF is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Nithaya Chetty as Deputy CEO: Astronomy with effect from 01 October 2014, on a 5-year fixed contract.

Prof Chetty, in his capacity as DCEO: Astronomy, will be responsible for playing a key role in:

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Growing PhDs in Agri and Life Sciences

In collaboration with the Regional University Forum for Capacity Building in Africa (RUFORUM) and the Carnegie Corporation, the NRF co-hosted an ancillary event on high level human capital development in the agriculture and life sciences during the RUFORUM Biennial Conference in Maputo from 21 to 25 July 2014. The side-event attracted more than 70 delegates, including Vice-Chancellors from African Universities, development partners, scholars and representatives from the African Union, including the Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, Dr Ezin.

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