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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.

Prof Mmantsae Moche Diale Wins NSTF Award

Professor Mmantsae Moche Diale, newly appointed NRF SARChI Chair in Clean and Green Energy at the University of Pretoria, won the Engineering Research Capacity Development Award at the 20th NSTF-South32 Awards held on 28 June 2018.

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NRF Science for Society lecture on Sorghum for Food and Nutrition Security in Southern Africa

The impact of climate change, which has brought about conditions such as high temperatures and drought, continues to have an increasingly negative impact on food security in Africa and the rest of the world. In response, scientists have started looking into the potential of sorghum to contribute to food and nutrition security.

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. 

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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2015 Swedish-South Africa Nobel Inspired Lecture Series

This year’s Swedish-South Africa Nobel Inspired Lecture Series took place on Monday, 12 October 2015 at the University of Pretoria. Its aim was to grant recognition to research excellence by researchers from both South Africa and Sweden as well as celebrate the long standing friendship between the two countries. The Nobel Lecture Series, which was launched in 2014, brought together students and prominent researchers in the fields of Economic Sciences, Medicine/Physiology, Physics, Chemistry, Peace and Literature.

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