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Shelli Nurcombe-Thorne

Shelli Nurcombe-Thorne

    Research to improve rural community health
    Research to improve rural community health
    In this day and age, not many people can say they have devoted almost three decades of their life to a particular project or cause. Then again,...
    Striving for a malaria-free Africa
    Striving for a malaria-free Africa
    The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) is proof that dynamite comes in small packages. Not only does the...
    SMME changes the global landscape of superconducting and quantum circuit design
    SMME changes the global landscape of superconducting and quantum circuit design
    Professor Coenrad Fourie is proof that necessity is the mother of invention. What began as a stumbling block during the research phase of his PhD...
    The business incubator that focuses on platinum
    The business incubator that focuses on platinum
    The Platinum Incubator is the only small business startup hub in the world devoted to encouraging budding entrepreneurs to develop world-class...
    Finding solutions for water-stressed cities
    Finding solutions for water-stressed cities
    Like many bands and internet start-ups, Professor George Ekama began his career in a garage. “It was there that I learnt the basics of engineering from my father as he tinkered in our family garage. Those were much simpler days, when messages came in brown paper envelopes and no one...
    Nanotechnology to change the world
    Nanotechnology to change the world
    When it comes to pioneering water nanotechnology applications, Professor Eugene Cloete has it, quite literally, in the bag. Not only has his...
    Molecular genetic services to agricultural industries
    Molecular genetic services to agricultural industries
    CenGen, a privately-owned company that provides molecular genetic services to agricultural industries, is proof that dynamite comes in small...
    SMME incubator for emerging farmers in rural areas
    SMME incubator for emerging farmers in rural areas
    Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training (MASDT) may have started out as a training and service provider in the agricultural sector, but the...
    Communicating about science and strong materials
    Communicating about science and strong materials
    The Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials (CoE-SM) is one of seven centres of excellence created by the South African department of science and...