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UCT function
The University of Cape Town (UCT) held a function in March to honor all NRF-rated staff and to recognise the contribution they have made to UCT's reputation for research excellence. Rated staff, heads of departments, the Deputy Vice-Chancellors at UCT, and the Registrar turned out for the occasion. View complete article in news@nrf - May 2003 (PDF)
 
NRF bids farewell to Prof Roy Siegfried
Professor Roy Siegfried's contributions to the CSIR, former FRD and the NRF were acknowledged when NRF President Dr Khotso Mokhele and colleagues hosted a farewell dinner to pay tribute to his efforts over the years.
His retirement from the NRF's Executive Evaluation Committee (EEC) marked the end of 30 years of his association with the NRF and its predecessors and many other advisory committees for national and international science. Source: news@nrf - May 2003 (PDF)
 
NRF honours future world-leading researchers
Seven exceptional young scientists who are prospective world leaders in their fields of research were honoured by the NRF in Pretoria in May. Dr Khotso Mokhele, President of the NRF, hosted the gala awards dinner where these scientists (usually younger than 35) from tertiary institutions were recognised. These awards are made annually to a small number of researchers who have been evaluated by their international and national peers as prospective world leaders. The awards are valid for a period of five years. View complete article in news@nrf - August 2002
 
Space physicist gets A-rating
Professor Marius Potgieter of the Unit for Space Physics and the School of Physics at Potchefstroom University was recently awarded an A-rating by the NRF's Evaluation Centre. Potgieter now counts among the select group of South African researchers who are currently regarded as world leaders in their specific fields of interest. View complete article in news@nrf - August 2002
 
Awards made in social sciences, humanities
NRF President's Awards in social sciences and humanities will be made to three young South African researchers at a function at the end of May. These awardees are the first in the social sciences and humanities to have gone through the evaluation process. View complete article in news@nrf - May 2002
 
SA woman researcher gets world leader status
A South African expert on recalcitrant plant seeds was recently awarded an A-rating through the NRF's Evaluation Centre. Professor Patricia Berjak of the University of Natal is now one of 45 local researchers - and the second woman - regarded as world leaders in their specific fields of expertise in natural science, engineering and technology at tertiary institutions.View complete article in news@nrf - May 2002
 
President's Awards also for social scientists
The NRF President's Awards are highly prestigious awards made to outstanding young researchers. The awards go to researchers who have already shown exceptional potential during their doctoral studies and early post-doctoral careers. The purpose is to provide the necessary assistance to candidates for realising their potential during the ensuing five years. View complete article in news@nrf - November 2001
 
Optometric researcher rated as world leader
Professor William F Harris, Chairman of the Department of Optometry, and Head: Optometric Science Research Group at the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), joined a select group of South African natural scientists with an A-rating. The rating is bestowed upon them by the NRF for the high quality and outputs of their research work. A-rated scientists are accepted by their peers as world leaders in their fields of interest. View complete article in news@nrf - November 2001
 
Cream of SA research community awarded
Three South African researchers were recently awarded, for the first time, an A-rating by the NRF's Evaluation Centre. This honour is bestowed on researchers in their specific fields of natural science, engineering and technology who are accepted by their peers as being world leaders for the high quality and impact of their recent research outputs. Prof Harm Moraal, Prof Michael Samways and Prof Darrell Comins... View complete article in news@nrf - August 2001
 
Two new world leaders
Two South African researchers have recently been awarded A-ratings by the NRF's Evaluation Centre. Professor Peter Vadasz of the University of Durban-Westville (UDW), and Professor Frank Brombacher of the University of Cape Town (UCT) now count among the 45 local researchers currently regarded as world leaders in their specific fields of natural science, engineering and technology at tertiary training institutions. View complete article in news@nrf - October 2002
 
New "A" and the glue of life
Prof Jannie Hofmeyr of the biochemistry department at the University of Stellenbosch was recently awarded an A-rating by the NRF's Evaluation Centre - an honour bestowed only on South African world leaders in their specific fields of natural science, engineering and technology at higher education institutions. Hofmeyr studies the control and regulation of cellular processes using a unique combination of theory, computer modelling and experimental approaches. View complete article in news@nrf - February 2000
 
President's Award for two young researchers
Two young South African researchers, Dr Himla Soodyall and Dr Orde Munro, have been added to the select list of NRF President's Awardees this year. View complete article in news@nrf - February 2000