Congratulations to Sikelelwa Ndaweni, a master’s student in the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability (NanoWS) Research Unit, who won the South African Woman in Science Awards (WISA) Tata Africa Scholarships for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology for master’s students for 2018.
The theme for the 2018 WISA is leveraging science, technology and innovation to enhance inclusive growth and development.
Sikelelwa received the prestigious award at a ceremony hosted and sponsored by the Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, in Polokwane last night. The scholarship is worth R75 000 and recognizes and awards her research excellence and capability as an outstanding young South African woman in research.
“The award underpins CSET’s deliberate intention of promoting and supporting women’s research scholarship in science and engineering. Ms Ndaweni also carried out part of her research at Ghent University in Belgium, one of CSET’s main collaborating institutions. We congratulate her for obtaining such recognition,” said Prof Bhekie Mamba, Executive Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Ndiweni is studying under supervision of Dr Thabo Nkambule, Senior Lecturer in the NanoWS Research Unit.