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Eleven UCT scholars featured among the winners of the 2012
South African Women in Science Awards, presented by the
national Department of Science and Technology.
eading the procession of UCT women was Professor Alison Lewis, who was named
Distinguished Woman Scientist in the Physical and Engineering Sciences, and Dr
Sindiso Mnisi Weeks who received the Emerging Researcher Award in a special
category that recognised the use of science and technology to develop rural women
and end poverty. This theme, which was in line with the 2012 United Nations theme
for women, namely
Empower rural women and end hunger and poverty
, also took
cognisance of Parliament’s theme for 2012,
Knowledge Economy and Development
Professor Hanri Mostert (profiled on page 192) was runner-up in the category ’Distinguished
Young Women Scientists: Social Sciences and Humanities‘. DST fellowships for doctoral
students were awarded to Joyce Mwangama, Gladwell Nganga, and Toni-Lee Sterley,
and fellowships for master's students went to Matsopiane Maserumule, Lombe Mutale,
siblings Narjis and Sumaiyya Thawer, and Akhona Vava.
2012 DST
Women in Science Awards
Naledi Pandor, South African Minister of Science and Technology and Dr Sindiso Mnisi Weeks.