Professor Mmantsae Moche Diale, newly appointed NRF SARChI Chair in Clean and Green Energy at the University of Pretoria, won the NSTF's Engineering Research Capacity Development Award.
Dr Olaf Weyl
Inland fisheries are highly relevant in southern Africa because they provide an opportunity for socio-economic benefits including, jobs, rural livelihoods, food security and economic development based on the small-scale fishing and recreational fishing value chains. Sustainable development in this sector will require capacity to assess and manage fisheries to ensure sustainable utilisation and promote the economic and social well-being of the harvesting fisheries.
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
South Africa and the United Kingdom have established the first three bilateral research chairs to strengthen research and innovation capacity between the two countries.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, and the British High Commissioner to South Africa, Dame Judith Macgregor, launched the research chairs in Cape Town today.