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20-year Celebration of the NRF/DAAD Partnership

The NRF in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) hosted the 20-year Celebration of their partnership, including collaboration on a joint In-Country Postgraduate Scholarship Programme. The event was held on 1 November 2017 at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and highlighted successes of the partnership since its inception.

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NRF funds state-of-the-art nuclear spectrometer for UWC

Following a intensive and rigorous review process involving international experts, the National Research Foundation has approved the funding of R35 million for a Nuclear Spectrometer. GAMKA, which stands for GAMma-ray spectrometer for Knowledge in Africa and the name, stems from the Khoisan word for “lion.” The new equipment will bolster the country’s ability to perform cutting edge nuclear research.

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South Africa & France sign science and technology collaboration

On Tuesday, 24 November 2015, the NRF concluded a scientific agreement with three French institutions – L’Institut Recherché Pour le Development (IRD), Le Centre National de la Recherché Scientifique (CNRS) and Le Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherché Agronomique Pour le Development (CIRAD) – at the French Ambassador’s residence in Pretoria.

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