NSTF South 32 Awards

 
The NSTF-South32 Awards
The NSTF-South32 Awards
In June 27 2019, the 21st annual National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards were hosted in a glittering display of black ties,...
Lifetime Award for achievement by an individual
Lifetime Award for achievement by an individual
Professor Robin Crewe is an internationally-renowned researcher, educator and innovator for the work he has done on social insects, particularly...
Transforming South African mines into ‘zero-harm tolerance’ zones for all workers
Transforming South African mines into ‘zero-harm tolerance’ zones for all workers
To adequately address the working conditions in the South African mining sector is to pursue safety over profiteering. For many years, improvements...
Optimising algorithms to enhance decision-making
Optimising algorithms to enhance decision-making
Algorithms are shaping the way we live. At its most simple, an algorithm is a step-by-step process for solving a problem. Some are everyday...
Boosting SA’s economy by supporting industry research and innovation
Boosting SA’s economy by supporting industry research and innovation
From assisting the South African Weather Services to make more accurate weather forecasts to making complex calculations required in oil reserve...
Ground-breaking vaccine may be key to controlling and eliminating bilharzia
Ground-breaking vaccine may be key to controlling and eliminating bilharzia
Worldwide, poverty and poor health are consistently linked. Diseases of poverty are not high on the global research agenda and tend to be neglected, but they are an enormous problem in the developing world....
Improving water quality
Improving water quality
Water pollution is a serious global threat to the environment and the future of our planet. In South Africa, the quality of fresh water is being...
Freezing solutions for a water-stressed country
Freezing solutions for a water-stressed country
South Africa is among the driest countries in the world, receiving annual rainfall of just 492mm, half the Earth’s average. For this reason,...
Connecting the worlds of academia and industry to grow the green economy
Connecting the worlds of academia and industry to grow the green economy
There is a constant flow of valuable research produced by academics in the science and technology field, yet most of it remains “locked” behind...
Diabetes and cardiovascular risk research in previously disadvantaged communities
Diabetes and cardiovascular risk research in previously disadvantaged communities
Professor Tandi Matsha’s career in research into diabetes and cardiovascular risk among mixed-ancestry communities in the Western Cape has...
Making cheap hydrogen a reality
Making cheap hydrogen a reality
Hydrogen has long been touted as the fuel of the future. The most abundant chemical element in the universe, it occurs naturally, but needs to be...
Communication Award
Communication Award
There is immense power in the medium of communication. It can be used to share stories, to inspire young minds, and to engage with people across...

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