Nine Members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) are among the Finalists in the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards for2017/2018. 


The highly-acclaimed NSTF-South 32 Awards, this year in its 20th year recognise outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation for researchers and other SET-related professionals. This includes experienced scientists, engineers, innovators, science communicators, research and engineering capacity builders, organisational managers/leaders, and research managers.   

The ASSAf Members among the finalists are:

Lifetime Award

(By an individual over a lifetime – 15 years or more)

NSTF-GreenMatter Award

Towards achieving biodiversity conservation, environmental sustainability and a greener economy

(Contribution by an individual or an organisation over the last 5 to 10 years)

Communication for outreach and creating awareness of SET and Innovation Award

(By a team or individual over the last 5 years)

Special Annual Theme Award: Towards Sustainable Energy for All

(Awarded according to criteria in any of the other categories but which meet this objective)

For 2018, the award is made in recognition of the International Decade of Sustainable Energy for All as declared by the United Nations.