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Women’s Month Feature: Kathryn Rosie, SKA SA

In celebration of National Women’s Month 2017, the NRF is paying to tribute to our female researchers at the NRF managed National Research Facilities. We thank the ladies for volunteering to tell us a little about themselves and the work they do.

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Dr Tana Joseph, SAAO (Photo Credit: Luigi Bennett Photography)

Women’s Month Feature: Dr Tana Joseph, SAAO

In celebration of National Women’s Month 2017, the NRF is paying to tribute to our female researchers at the NRF managed National Research Facilities. We thank the ladies for volunteering to tell us a little about themselves and the work they do.

1. What did you study and where?

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SARAO Declared A NRF National Research Facility

Friday, 28 July 2017 - The Minister of Science and Technology (DST), the Honourable Naledi Pandor MP, has announced the simultaneous withdrawal of the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) as a National Research Facility and the declaration of the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) as a National Research Facility under the National Research Foundation (NRF).

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In support of the SDGs: SA-Japan University Forum, Tokyo, Japan

The Third South Africa-Japan University Forum (SAJU) was held during 15 and 16 July 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The Forum, established in 2007, provides a dedicated and strategic platform for research and development engagement between higher education institutions in the two countries.

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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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