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Three UCT researchers were recognised for their outstanding
work in 2012, through the National Research Foundation’s
special recognition awards.
rofessor Timothy Noakes was honoured with the NRF Lifetime Achievement
award for his pioneering work in sports science research, Professor Anusuya
Chinsamy-Turan received the Transformation of the Science Cohort Award
for her achievements as a palaeobiologist, and Professor Kelly Chibale was
named the NRF's Champion of Research and Capacity Development at Higher
Education Institutions in South Africa.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price said of the accolades: "These awards celebrate three
remarkable academics whose work has helped position UCT as an African hub of
intellectual activity and research: exploring the continent's prehistory, the science behind
excellence in sports, and the potential of different chemical compounds to cure Africa's
diseases. They are part of UCT's platform for nurturing the next generation of academics
for many other universities in the country and on the continent."
2012 NRF
Special Recognition Awards
From left:
Bertha Chibale (representing her husband Professor Kelly Chibale), Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan,
Dr Gansen Pillay, Minister Naledi Pandor, Deputy Minister Derek Hanekom, Professor Timothy Noakes, and
Dr Albert van Jaarsveld.