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Oct 16, 2017

In commemoration of World Food Day, Professor Julian May, director of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), reflects on the progress that the Centre has made so far in understanding the nature of the problem of food security, and how it could be addressed in South Africa.

Oct 11, 2017

On Monday, 02 October, the National Research Foundation in partnership with the Sweden Embassy in Pretoria held its annual Nobel Inspired Lecture at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria.

This year’s lecture was delivered by Dr Gasnat Shaboodien, deputy director of the cardiovascular genetics unit at the University of Cape Town, on the ground-breaking research of the CDH2 gene that predisposes young people to cardiac arrest.

Sep 21, 2017

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? 

BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics at the University of Pretoria; BSc Mathematical Sciences at the University of Johannesburg, and BSc (Hons) Applied Mathematics at Stellenbosch University.