The individuals to be honoured at
this year’s ceremony are South African researchers who have obtained A- and P-
ratings during the recent NRF rating cycle, as well as recipients of various
other awards that recognise individuals for exceptional contributions
towards developing human capacity and knowledge generation in
NRF spokesperson Palesa
Mokoena said the NRF has played a critical role in enabling
“For the 2016/17 financial year the NRF has increased the support for female postgraduate students by 76%. Over the same period, support for black postgraduate students increased by 94%.
Furthermore the NRF supported 14 173 postgraduate students through bursaries and scholarships, translating to 9.2% of all registered students for the 2016 academic year,” said Mokoena.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor, would be amongst speakers in the event.
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