NSTF

 
Celebrating excellence in science, engineering, technology, innovation
Celebrating excellence in science, engineering, technology, innovation
The 20th annual National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards were held on June 28 2018. These are the “Science Oscars”,...
Raising the public voice
Raising the public voice
It is often thought that members of the public don’t have a voice; that the opinions and ideals of those who live in South Africa do not...
Traditional innovation
Traditional innovation
South Africa has long been recognised as a country rich in tradition and biodiversity. The plants that proliferate across its provinces and...
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...
Processing chemical wastes for product benefits
Processing chemical wastes for product benefits
Not only does South Africa experience significant environmental pollution from sulphur waste (liquid, solid and gas), but the solid waste that...
Spotting hearing loss
Spotting hearing loss
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 360-million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. While local figures differ, it is...
Taking to the air
Taking to the air
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) enables the modelling of the dynamics of fluid flow — fluids being any gas or liquid. It creates an...
The power of the science communication role model
The power of the science communication role model
Herein lies the power of the science communicator as a role model and Azwinndini Muronga, associate professor of physics at the University of...
Advancing SA's pharmaceutical industry
Advancing SA's pharmaceutical industry
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the North-West University (NWU) entered into a joint venture for the establishment of the...
Saving the trees
Saving the trees
She is one of the founding members of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at UP.
A microbial odyssey
A microbial odyssey
Professor Donald Cowan, director of the Genomics Research Institute and director at the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics of the University...

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