Six ASSAf winners in 2016/2017 NSTF-South32 Awards

The Academy takes pride in congratulating six of its Members who walked away as winners at last night’s prestigious NSTF-South32 science, engineering and innovation awards. They are:

Prof Colleen Thelma Downs – Professor and DST/NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Award Categories: Capacity Development Awards

Prof George Ekama – Professor of Water Quality Engineering, University of Cape Town
Award Categories: GreenMatter Awards

Prof Nancy (Refilwe) Phaswana-Mafuya – Research Director, Human Sciences Research Council; and Honorary Professor, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Award Categories: TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researchers

Prof Diane Hildebrandt – Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Director: Material and Process Synthesis Research Unit, University of South Africa; and Director: JMDD Energy (Pty) Ltd
Award Categories: Capacity Development Awards

Prof Eugene Cloete for Water2Africa, BiODX and other projects. Team leader: Prof. Eugene Cloete, Vice-Rector: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies, Stellenbosch University
Award Categories: Water Research Commission Awards and Corporate organisations

Prof Bhekie Mamba – Executive Dean and Director Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Unit, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa
Award Categories: Water Research Commission Awards