Twenty of the country’s leading scholars and scientists were inaugurated as Members of ASSAf at the annual Awards Ceremony on 10 October 2018.
The 20 new ASSAf Members bring the total Membership of ASSAf to 556.
The new ASSAf Members are:
Prof Montaz Ali is Professor in the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).
Prof Lyn-Marie Birkholtz is Professor in Biochemistry at the University of Pretoria (UP) and holds a Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation (DST/NRF) South African Research Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control at the same institution.
Prof Juanita Bornman is both Professor and Director of the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at UP.
Prof Daniel Bradlow holds the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in International Development Law and African Economic Relations at UP.
Prof Basil Brooke is Head: Vector Control Reference Laboratory at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and Professor, Research Institute for Malaria, Wits.
Prof Kelly Chibale is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a full member of the UCT Institute of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine.
Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu is the Director of the School of Public Management and Administration, UP.
Prof Mark Cotton is the Director of the Children’s Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital.
Prof Michael Davies-Coleman is Professor Emeritus and Dean of Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry, University of the Western Cape.
Prof Erika de Wet holds the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in International Constitutional Law in the Faculty of Law, UP.
Prof Rangan Gupta is a Professor at the Department of Economics, UP.
Prof Chaudry Masood Khalique is Professor of Applied Mathematics at North-West University.
Prof Lise Korsten is the Co-Director in the DST Centre of Excellence Food Security. She is also the Head of Plant Pathology in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at UP.
Prof Helena Kuivaniemi is Professor in the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Stellenbosch University (SU).
Prof Virna Leaner is Professor in the Division of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT.
Prof Kevin Naidoo holds the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Scientific Computing and is Director of the Scientific Computing Research Unit, Chemistry Department, UCT.
Prof Jan Neels is Distinguished Professor of International Commercial Law, University of Johannesburg (UJ).
Prof Charles Ngwena is Professor at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, UP.
Prof João Rodrigues is Head of School of Physics, Wits and Director of the Centre for Theoretical Physics at the same institution.
Prof Marissa Rollnick is Professor Emeritus at the Wits School of Education.