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Dr Olaf Weyl

Inland fisheries the major focus of new Research Chair at NRF-SAIAB

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.

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NRF Helping in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 35 million lives so far. An estimated 36.7 million people were living with the disease by end of 2016. (World Health Organisation)

South Africa has the biggest and most high profile HIV epidemic in the world, with an estimated 7.1 million people living with HIV in 2016 (WHO).  This translates to a disproportionate 19% of the global burden of the HIV epidemic for a country that is home to only 1% of the global population. 

SADC Malaria Week: Part 2: Partnerships and funding help eradicate malaria

We continue to commemorate SADC Malaria Week, dedicated to creating awareness and educating the public about malaria and the advances made in the fight against the disease.

In this, Part 2 of the article, we share more insights from Professor Lyn-Marie Birkholtz, holder of the DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control and Head of the Parasite Control Cluster in the University Of Pretoria Institute of Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC), a MRC Collaborative Centre for Malaria Research.

SADC Malaria Week Part 1: Research advances towards a Malaria Free Africa

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Malaria Week taking place from 06 to 10 November 2017, dedicated to creating awareness and educating the public about malaria and the advances made in the fight against the disease. 

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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SA and UK Establish Research Chairs to Strengthen Research and Innovation

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. 

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