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South African Women in Science Awards

The South African Department of Science and Technology holds the country's annual Women in Science Awards (SAWiSA) to recognise and reward excellence by women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women.

2019

Professor Tania Douglas
Professor Tania Douglas, Division of Biomedical Engineering
Distinguished Women Scientists – Research & Innovation award

 
Julia Lynn Healy
Julia Lynn Healy, Department of Astronomy
DST Tata Doctoral Scholarship Award
Sibabalo Noludwe
Sibabalo Noludwe, Department of Electrical Engineering
DST Tata Master's Scholarship Award

2018

Renee Kraan-Korteweg
Professor Renee Kraan-Korteweg, Department of Astronomy
Minister’s Special Award in the field of astronomy: Commemorative MeerKAT Award

2017

Prof Genevieve Langdon
Professor Genevieve Langdon, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Distinguished Young Researchers
Dr Nomusa Makhubu
Dr Nomusa Makhubu, Michaelis School of Fine Art
Distinguished Young Researchers
 
Loretta Magagula
Loretta Magagula, Biomedical Translational Research Initiative
DST Tata Doctoral Scholarship Award

 
 

2016

Keneilwe Hlahane
Keneilwe Hlahane, Department of Human Biology
DST Masters Fellowship (awarded again in 2017)

 
 

2015

Alison Lewis
Professor Alison Lewis, Dean of Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Distinguished Woman Scientist – Research and Innovation Award

Gina Ziervoge
Associate Professor Gina Ziervogel, Department of Environmental and Geographical Science
Distinguished young woman researcher award
 
Belinda Speed
Belinda Speed, Department of Human Biology
DST Doctoral Scholarship
Xolisile Thusini
Xolisile Thusini, Division of Biomedical Engineering
DST Masters Fellowship (awarded again in 2016)
 

2014

Genevieve Langdon
Professor Genevieve Langdon, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Distinguished young women in physical and engineering science (first runner-up)

 

2013

Lilian Artz
Associate Professor Lillian Artz,  Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit (GHJRU), Faculty of Health Science
Distinguished researcher in "The role of science and research against violence towards women" (second runner-up)
Michelle Kuttel
Associate Professor Michelle Kuttel, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Distinguished young women in physical and engineering science (second runner-up)
 

2012

Sindido Mnisi-Weeks
Dr Sindiso Mnisi-Weeks, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law
Emerging researcher (winner)

 
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