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Quarraisha Abdool Karim is Associate Professor in Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is currently Director of the Columbia University-Southern Africa National Institutes of Health Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Programme and Associate Scientific Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa.

Salim S Abdool Karim is a clinical infectious disease epidemiologist whose main current research interests are in microbicides and vaccines to prevent HIV infection, and implementing antiretroviral therapy in resource-constrained settings. He is President of the South African Medical Research Council, Director of Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Robert M Adam is Group Executive at the AVENG Group. He was Chief Executive Officer of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation and was also the Director-General of the Department of Science and Technology.

Ralph Adendorff is Professor and Head of the Department of English Language and Linguistics at Rhodes University. A past member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the TESOL Quarterly, he is a member of the English National Language Body, and serves on the executives of the Institute for the Study of English in Africa and the Dictionary of South African English at Rhodes University.

Jimi Olalekan Tosin Adesina is Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of the Western Cape. He was Professor of Sociology at Rhodes University and was also the President of the South African Sociological Association,is Interim Secretary-General of the African Sociological Association, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa.

Miriam Adhikari is an Emeritus Professor working in developing research in the College of Health Sciences at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a subspecialist in neonatology with a special interest in paediatric nephrology.

Jill Adler holds the First Rand Foundation Chair of Mathematics Education at the University of the Witwatersrand and Chair of Mathematics Education at King’s College London. She directs the QUANTUM research project on mathematical knowledge for teaching.

Anthony Jide Afolayan is the leader of the Centre for Phytomedicine Research and the Director of the Central Analytical laboratory at the University of Fort Hare. He is also the Research Niche Area Leader – Unlocking the potential of indigenous plants for sustainable livelihoods in the Eastern Cape.

Mark Alexander is Professor of Civil Engineering in the University of Cape Town.He is part of the leadership of the Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Research Unit at the university where work is being done on problems of concrete durability and associated structural integrity.

Marco Andreoli is a Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa and an Honorary Research Associate in the School of Geosciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, focusing on meteorite impact phenomena. He was Specialist Scientist at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation, and is now a private consultant in radioactive raw materials and geological assessments for the nuclear industry.

Harold Annegarn is a Research Professor in the Department of Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies at the University of Johannesburg. He is the Director of the Sustainable Energy Technology and Research Centre.. His research interests are in air quality, global atmospheric chemistry, household energy and remote sensing. He is a member of the Gauteng Advisory Committee to the Department of Economic Development, and Secretary-General of the African Association for Remote Sensing of the Environment.

Christopher Charles Appleton is an Emeritus Professor of Parasitology in the School of Biological and Conservation Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is a Fellow of the university.

Reinhard Richard Arndt was one of the founders of the Rand Afrikaans University, and Head of the Chemistry Department for 12 years. He was also the President of the Foundation for Research Development.

Lewis David Ashwal is Professor of Petrology and Director of the African Lithosphere Research Group at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Geosciences.

Lucinda Backwell is a Senior Researcher in the Bernard Price Institute for Paleontological Research at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Saleem Badat is Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University. He was Director of the Education Policy Unit at the University of the Western Cape and the first Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Higher Education.

Himansu Baijnath is an Honorary Research Professor in the School of Biological and Conservation Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Narend Baijnath is Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of South Africa.Prior to this he was Vice- Principal: Strategy, Planning and Partnerships at the university. In recent years he has been a Fellow at St Edmunds College, Cambridge University, and a visiting research Professor at the Open University, United Kingdom.

Yunus Ballim currently holds a personal Professorship at the University of Witwatersrand) and was the Head of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2001 to 2005. He is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the university.

Marion Bamford is a palaeobotanist in the Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand where she lectures, supervises post graduate students and carries out research. She was awarded her doctorate from Wits University in 1990. Fossil leaves, stems, seeds pollen and phytoliths from the Permian through to the Holocene form the basis of her research interest with an emphasis on fossil woods. She is a co-director of the Olduvai Landscape and Palaeoanthropology Project in Tanzania and is involved in other research projects on hominin and archaeological sites in Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa. She has published over 80 journal papers. She is a member of several professional bodies/associations such as the Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa, the Southern African Quaternary Association, the International Association of Wood Anatomists and the International Organization of Palaeobotany. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa.

Jacek Banasiak is a Senior Professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Research Professor there since 2011. He was the Vice-President of the South African Mathematical Society from 2001-2005. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of Afrika Matematika, the journal of the African Mathematical Union, since 2010.

Eric Bateman is Professor of Respiratory Medicine, the Managing Director and the Founder of the University of Cape Town Lung Institute and Clinical Director of the Department of Critical Care at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Ahmed Cassim Bawa is Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Durban University of Technology. Previously he was Professor and Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College, City University of New York and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Prior to that, he worked for the Ford Foundation after a career in theoretical physics. He is currently Chairperson of the Higher Education South Africa

Solomon Benatar is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Founding Director of the University of Cape Town’s Bioethics Centre. He was Chairman of the University of Cape Town’s Department of Medicine and Chief Physician at Groote Schuur Hospital from 1980-1999.

Nigel Charles Bennett holds the Austin Roberts Chair of African Mammalogy and the SARChl Chair of Mammal Behavioral Ecology and Physiology in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences in addition to his position as a Professor in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria.

Prof Lee R Berger is an award-winning researcher, explorer, author, palaeoanthropologist
and speaker. He is the recipient of the National Geographic Society’s first Prize for
Research and Exploration and the Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award.
His work has brought him recognition as a Fellow of the Royal Society of South
Africa and prominent advisory positions including the Chairmanship of the Fulbright
Commission of South Africa, the Senior Advisory Board of the Global Young Academy
and the Centre of Excellence in PalaeoSciences of South Africa among others. He
has been awarded several humanitarian awards including the Boy Scout Medal of
Honor for saving a life and the Red Cross Certificate of Merit. In addition, his efforts in
conservation have been recognised by the William T Hornaday Award and Georgia’s
Youth Conservationist of the Year. He is Research Professor in Human Evolution and the
Public Understanding of Science at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,
South Africa and an Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society.

Lee R Berger is an award-winning researcher, explorer, author, palaeoanthropologist and speaker. He is the recipient of the National Geographic Society’s first Prize for Research and Exploration and the Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award.

Michael Berger was Associate Professor and Head of Chemical Pathology at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital from 1980 to 1989 and Professor and Head of Chemical Pathology at the University of Natal Medical School from 1990 to 1996. He was head of the Lipid Clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital for a number of years.

Ann Bernstein is the founding Director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise. She is the founding Executive Director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa.

Arvin Bhana is Executive Director of Research in the Human and Social Development Research Programme in the Human Sciences Research Council and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Krish Bharuth-Ram was appointed as the Head of National Advisory Council on Innovation in June 2010. Some of the positions he has held include Head of Department of the School of Physics and Dean of the Science Faculty at the former University of Durban-Westville, Director of iThemba LABS and Executive Director/Interim VicePresident: Research Infrastructure and National Facilities at the National Research Foundation, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Nuclear Regulator.

Ramesh Bharuthram was previously Dean of Science at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has served as Professor of Physics, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the former University of Durban-Westville; and as Director: Research at the ML Sultan Technikon and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Presently, he is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of the Western Cape.

Nicholas Biekpe is the President of the Africagrowth Institute. He is visiting Professor of Development Finance and Econometrics at the University of Cape Town Business School. He was Professor of Development Finance at the University of Stellenbosch Business School

William (Bill) Bishai received his MD and PhD degrees from Harvard Medical School in 1989. He did his internship and residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and received fellowship training in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was a Howard Hughes Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the laboratory of Nobel laureate, Dr Hamilton Smith.

Judith Bishop is Director of Computer Science in Microsoft Research, based in Redmond, United States of America. She leads a team of principal research managers in her role to create strong links between Microsoft’s research groups and universities globally. She was Professor at the University of Pretoria.

Nigel Tempest Bishop was appointed as Head of Department in Mathematics from October 2009 at Rhodes University. He was a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of South Africa and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science at the university.

Gregory L Blatch is Professor and Head of the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. Previously he was Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Biomedical Biotechnology Research Unit at Rhodes University. He is a former President of the South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and he was awarded the Gold Medal from the Society for his contributions to the promotion of biochemistry at the national, continental and international levels. He is a former Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellow.

David Block is a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of London at the age of 19. His first research paper, on relativistic astrophysics, was published in London, by the Royal Astronomical Society, at age 20. Block is the only scientist on the continent of Africa whose research work has twice been featured on the cover of the prestigious scientific journal Nature.

Alfred Botha is a Professor in Microbiology at the University of Stellenbosch. He specialises in the symbioses of plant growth-promoting yeasts, lignocellulolytic fungi and opportunistic fungal pathogens of mammals. He has served on editorial boards of international scientific journals, as well as on several advisory committees.

Liesbeth Botha is Executive Director: CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing.

Rudie Botha is Emeritus Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Stellenbosch and Honorary Professor of Linguistics at Utrecht University.

Thomas Hamilton Bothwell is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Markus Böttcher is Professor and NRF SARChI Chair of Astrophysics and Space Physics at North-West University, Potchefstroom. His research interests revolve around high-energy phenomena in astrophysics, in particular related to South Africa’s participation in the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), the largest gamma-ray astronomy observatory in the world. He is the chair of the South African Gamma-Ray Astronomy Programme, which co-ordinates South Africa’s involvement in international collaborations on gamma-ray astronomy. He is a Member of the American Astronomical Society and a Member of Phi Beta Delta – the Honour Society for International Scholars. He is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications in the leading international journals in his field, and co-editor and co-author of a text book on relativistic jets from active galactic nuclei.

Paul Bowen is Professor and former Head of the Department of Construction Economics and Management at the University of Cape Town. He has also served as a Senior Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.

Charles Kimberlin Brain was Director of the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria and is currently Curator Emeritus at the museum. He is also Honorary Professor of Zoology at the University of the Witwatersrand and Research Associate at the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research.

George Branch is Professor of Zoology and the Marine Biology Research Institute, University of Cape Town.

Chris Brink is Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, UK, and was previously the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stellenbosch.

Paul Andries Brink is Professor and Chairman of the Research Committee, Department of Internal Medicine University of Stellenbosch.

Duncan Brown is Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of the Western Cape. He has published widely in the field of South African literary and cultural studies.

James Bull is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Research Associate in Organic Chemistry at the University of Cape Town.

Renier Adriaan Burger is Professor and Director of the Centre for Space Research at the Potchefstroom campus of North-West University.

Stephanie Gail Burton is Vice-Principal: Research and Postgraduate Education at the University of Pretoria.  She is the previous Director: Postgraduate Studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She led the Biocatalysis and Technical BiologyResearch Group at the university.  She served as the Vice-Chairperson of the National Science and Technology Forum until June 2011, and is a member of two international committees of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Claude Carignan is a South African Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Research Chair in Multi-Wavelength Astronomy in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town. He is also an Emeritus Professor at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique Epérimentale (LAE) of the Département de Physique of the Université de Montréal, in Canada and Associate Professor in the Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l’Environnement (LPCE) and in the Observatoire d’Astrophysique de l’Université de Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso.

Jane Carruthers is a Researcher in the Department of History at the University of South Africa She is President of the International Consortium of Environmental History Organisations, Chair of the Academic Advisory Board of the Rachel Carson Centre at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and a Research Associate in the Centre for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University.

Michael Cherry is a professor of Zoology at the University of Stellenbosch.  He has taught biology at Winchester College, and was Curator of Ornithology and Herpetology at the SA Museum. His research is focused primarily on the evolution of animal signals.  Since 1989 he has been a contributing South African correspondent for Nature, and he has served as Editor-in-Chief of the South African Journal of Wildlife Research and the South African Journal of Science.

Jennifer Case is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, with a special responsibility for academic development. She teaches in the undergraduate chemical engineering programme and her research on the student experience of learning has been widely published.

Michael Chapman is a Professor Emeritus and Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is also a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. He was Professor of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal from 1984 until his retirement in 2010.  He is a recipient of the English Academy of Southern Africa Gold Medal for service to English education.

Phillip Allen Charles was Director of the South African Astronomical Observatory.). He is currently in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Southampton.

Minrie Greeff is Research Professor in the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research at North-West University. She specialised in psychiatric nursing and has focused on lifestyle enrichment, as well as linking psychiatric nursing as a mainstream branch of nursing. In the past few years she has focused on HIV and AIDS-related aspects.

Nithaya Chetty is an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Pretoria, and National Research Foundation Group Executive for Astronomy. He was President of the South African Institute of Physics.

Rachel Chikwamba is a Chief Scientist in plant biopharming and protein expression, as well as the Group Executive for Strategic Alliances and Communication at the CSIR.  She is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Botany at the University of Pretoria and a member of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute .

Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan is a palaeobiologist at the Zoology Department at the University of Cape Town.

Renfrew Christie is Dean of Research at the University of the Western Cape.

Alan Christoffels is Interim Director of the South African National Bioinformatics Institute and Director of the Medical Research Council Bioinformatics Capacity Development Research Unit. In 2009 he received the Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation Research Chair in Bioinformatics and Health Genomics.

Walter T Claassen was Professor and Vice-Rector for Research at the University of Stellenbosch.

Peter Eiddon Cleaton-Jones was Head of the Dental Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand. (He has extensive experience on research ethics committees – MRC 1990 to 2002 (Chair 1998 to 2002), University of the Witwatersrand 1974 to present (Chair 1985 to present) Human Sciences Research Council 2002 to present (Chair 2002 to 2005).

Thomas Eugene Cloete is Vice–rector, Research and Innovation at the University of Stellenbosch. He is the former Head of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria and former Chair of the School of Biological Sciences at the university.

Maureen Coetzee holds a SARChI Chair in Medical Entomology and Vector Control and is Director of the Malaria Entomology Research Unit in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is an Honorary Consultant in the National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service.

John Darrell Comins is Emeritus Research Professor and Director of the Raman and Luminescence Laboratory at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was previously Director of the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, ad hominem Professor of Optical Spectroscopy of Solids, Professor of Solid State Physics and Chairman of the Materials Physics Research Institute.

Neville Raymond Comins now consults on Innovation Systems and Science Park Development. He was previously National Innovation Advisor for the Cooperation Framework on Systems of Innovation between Finland and South Africa,and Chief Executive Officer of the Innovation Hub Management Company (Pty) Ltd.

Simon H Connell is an Extraordinary Associate Professor at North-West University.

Jacobus Conradie is currently Head of the Accelerator and Engineering Department at iThemba Labs.

Jeanet Conradie is Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of the Free State (UFS). Prof Conradie’s research expertise is in computational chemistry, using a super computer and appropriate software in order to simulate, understand and predict chemical reactions and phenomena in the real world. She was the runner up in the senior category for Distinguished Women Researchers: Physical and Engineering Science in the Department of Science and Technology’s 2014 Women in Science Awards. She has 91 academic publications in print, three technical reports, delivered 16 lectures at conferences and has several poster contributions to international conferences.

Hoosen Coovadia is Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Emeritus Victor Daitz Professor of HIV/AIDS Research, University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is also a Director: HIV Management, Maternal Adolescent and Child Heath Unit, University of the Witwatersrand and Commissioner, National Planning Commission, Presidency South Africa.

Anna Coutsoudis is a public health scientist and is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a Fellow of the university and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

Don Cowan is Director of the Centre for Genomics Research at the University of Pretoria. Previously, he was Director of the Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics and Senior Professor of Microbiology at the University of the Western Cape. He is currently President of the Royal Society of South Africa.

Richard Mark Cowling is Professor of Botany at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and Honorary Professor of Botany at the University of Cape Town.

Robin Michael Crewe is acting Senior Vice-Principal of the University of Pretoria and currently President of the Academy of Science of South Africa and President of the Network of African Science Academies.

Felix Dapare Dakora is Professor and Research Chair in Agrochemurgy and Plant Symbioses at Tshwane University of Technology. He was Dean of Research at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Peter Dankelmann is Professor in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Johannesburg.

Dennis Martin Davis sits as Judge of the Cape High Court, and is also a Competition Appeal Court Judge.

Christian Rudolph de Beer is Senior Vice-Principal of the University of Pretoria. He was Professor and Head of the Department of Commercial Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the former Potchefstroom University.

Tilman Dedering completed an MA in social anthropology, American Studies and Pre-Columbian Studies at the Free University of Berlin. His MA dissertation focused on the history of the African resistance to German colonial rule in South-West Africa. In 1990, he received a doctoral degree from the University of Cape Town, which was later published with the title, Hate the Old and Follow the New. Khoekhoe and Missionaries in Early Nineteenth-Century Namibia.

John Wesley de Gruchy is Professor Emeritus of Christian Studies at the University of Cape Town. He was Director of the Graduate School in Humanities at the university as well as a Life Fellow and a Senior Scholar.He is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch.

Cheryl de la Rey is Professor in Psychology and Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria.

Wim de Villiers is Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and a Professor of medicine at the University of Cape Town. His focus has been on the expansion of the biomedical research enterprise and increased emphasis on health sciences (medical) education as an academic discipline. He has made fundamental scientific contributions in the field of macrophage biology and mechanisms and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. He has published over 100 articles in international journals. He is a member of several professional bodies including a member of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the Gastroenterology Research Group (GRG) and the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE). He was the recipient of the Best Doctors in America® award in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Wessel Van Zyl de Villiers is Group Executive: Strategy and Performance at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation. He serves on the executive committee of the National Science and Technology Forum and is the past Chairman of the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.

David Dewar held the BP Chair of City and Regional Planning at the University of Cape Town, until his retirement at the end of 2010. In 1997 he was elected a Life Fellow of the university. He was a member of the National Development and Planning Commission, charged, inter alia, with drawing up a Green Paper on planning in South Africa.

Maarten de Wit is the Phillipson-Stow Professor at the University of Cape Town, and founding Director of the Centre for Interactive Graphical Computing of Earth Systems and the Africa Earth Observatory Network.

Roseanne Diab is the Executive Officer of the Academy of Science of South Africaand Professor Emeritus in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal.She is a Fellow of the university, the South African Geographical Society and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

Leon Milner Theodore Dicks is a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Stellenbosch.

Thulani H Dlamini is an Executive Manager: Research & Development at Sasol. Before joining Sasol, he was Group Executive: Research & Development at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research overseeing a portfolio that included R&D strategy, emerging research areas and information services. His was formerly Manager: National Laser Centre and Chief Researcher at Sasol.

Tania Douglas is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Deputy Dean for Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. She is the Director of the MRC/UCT Medical Imaging Research Unit and a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering.

Kathleen Ann Driver is Professor of Mathematics and Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Cape Town.

Themba Dube was born and raised in Soweto. He obtained his BSc (Hons) and MSc in Mathematics at Fort Hare. He obtained his PhD in Mathematics at Durban-Westville. He has served at managerial level as Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at Zululand University. He is presently Professor of Mathematics at Unisa. He has to date published 47 articles in pure mathematics in refereed journals; and supervised two PhD students.

John Duncan is a consultant/researcher in Higher Education. He was Dean of Research at Rhodes University.

Norman TF Duncan is Professor in Psychology and the Dean of Humanities at the University Pretoria. He is the Past President of the Psychological Society of South Africa.

Lourens Marthinus du Plessis is Research Professor in the Faculty of Law at the North-West University, Potchefstroom.

Willemien du Plessis is Professor in the Faculty of Law; North-West University She is co-Chair of the research committee of the IUCN Academy of Environmental law.

James C. du Preez is Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology, University of the Free State. His research focuses on fermentation biotechnology and yeast physiology. He is a member of the International Commission for Yeasts, joint Editor-in-Chief of Biotechnology for Biofuels, an associate editor of World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology and serves on the editorial boards of FEMS Yeast Research and LitNet Akademies-Natuurwetenskappe.

Eno Ebenso is Professor of Physical Chemistry and Executive Dean in the Faculty of Agriculture, Science & Technology at the North-West University (Mafikeng Campus). He is currently the third most prolific author in the field of corrosion inhibition (Scopus data). He has also developed capacity by graduating young South Africans in Masters and Doctoral degrees since his appointment at the North-West University (NWU).

Anton Eberhard is Professor in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town in the field of energy infrastructure reform and regulation. He is a member of the National Planning Commission.

Liesel Ebersöhn is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Resilience, University of Pretoria, and full professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education. She combines emancipatory- and intervention research to investigate indigenous pathways to resilience as a human-ecological adaptive response to chronic and cumulative adversity characteristic of an emerging economy country in transformation. She has supervised 60 postgraduate studies, published 57 peer reviewed articles, five books and read keynote papers world-wide.

George Andrian Ekama is Professor at the University of Cape Town and a specialist in biological wastewater treatment systems.

Fred Ellery is Professor of Environmental Science at Rhodes University where he is Head of the Department of Environmental Science. His disciplinary roots are in the life, aquatic and earth sciences, and he is passionate about landscapes because they are the long-term product of geological, hydrological and ecological processes.

Sabiha Essack is Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a C-rated researcher by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), has established the Antimicrobial Research Unit at UKZN. She is founder and co-chair of the South African Chapter of the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics, country representative on the Global Respiratory Infections Partnership, serves on the WHO’s Technical Working Group on Health Workforce Education Assessment Tools and the South African chapter of the Global Antibiotic Resistance.

George Francis Rayner Ellis is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. He was President of the Royal Society of South Africa and a former Council member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World and a Fellow of the Royal Society, London.

Irma Eloff is the Dean: Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria. Her research focuses on education and educational psychology.

Jacobus Nicolaas (Kobus) Eloff was Professor at the Universities of the Free State, Cape Town, Pretoria, Executive Director National Botanic Gardens, Research Director National Botanical Institute and is now leader of the interdisciplinary Phytomedicine Programme.

Theuns Eloff is Vice-Chancellor and CEO of North-West University. Prior to that he was a Chief Executive of the National Business Initiative, a past Chairman of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and President of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut

Petra Engelbrecht is a research Professor in the Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, England and was Executive Dean, Faculty of Education Sciences on the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University.

Patrick George Eriksson is Head of the Department of Geology at the University of Pretoria. His research focuses on Precambrian Sedimentology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of SA.

Theunis Erasmus was Vice-Rector at the University of Pretoria, and former Chairman of the Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.

Arthur George Every is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Bernard Fanaroff is Managing Director of Fanaroff Associates and Project Manager of the South African Square Kilometer Array project. He was Deputy Director-General in the Office of the President, Deputy Director-General in the Department of Safety and Security, Chairman of the Integrated Justice System Board and National Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Jill Margaret Farrant is a Professor and holds a Research Chair (Molecular Physiology of Plant Desiccation Tolerance) in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town.

Michael William Feast is honorary Professor of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town. He was Director of the South African Astronomical Observatory and Vice-President of the International Astronomy Union.

Johannes Wolfgang Fedderke is Director of Economics Research South Africa and Professor at Pennsylvania State University and the Helen Suzman Chair in Political Economy at the University of the Witwatersrand.

John Field is Professor of Zoology and Director of the Marine Research Institute at the University of Cape Town, Chair of the Global Ocean Observing System of and was President of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research.

Brian Figaji is a retired Professor, and was Vice-Chancellor of the former Peninsula Technikon.

Maxim Finkelstein is the Senior Professor in the Department of Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of the Free State and a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock, Germany). He is a specialist in stochastic modelling and specifically, in mathematical theory of reliability.

Rosalie Finlayson is Professor Emeritus at the University of South Africa. She was previously Academic Planner at the university.

Peter Folb is Chief Specialist Scientist at the South African Medical Research Council and Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at the University of Cape Town.   Between 1981 and 1998 he was chair of the South African Medicines Control Council.   From 1999 to 2005 he was Chair of the World Health Organisation global scientific advisory committee in vaccine safety.

Sharon Fonn is Professor in the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand. She co-leads the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa and is the Deputy President of the Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa. She serves on a number of World  Health Organisation committees.

Andrew Forbes graduated from the University of Natal, and spent several years working as an applied laser physicist, first for the South African Atomic Energy Corporation and later in a private laser company where he was Technical Director. He is currently the Chief Researcher and Research Group Leader for Mathematical Optics at the CSIR National Laser Centre.

Pierre William Froneman is Professor in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at Rhodes University.

Richard Francis Fuggle is Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies at the University of Cape Town. A former President of the International Association for Impact Assessment, he was Head of the University’s Department of Environmental and Geographical Science and Director of the Environmental Evaluation Unit.

Christoph Friedrich Garbers is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Stellenbosch. He was previously the President of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Chair of the National Research Foundation Board.

Geoff Garrett is presently Chief Scientist of Queensland. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Chief Executive of Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Jan Cornelius Geertsema is Quality Manager of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at North-West University after his retirement as Director of Research Support at North-West University. He was Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Professor of Statistics.

Wieland Gevers is Emeritus Professor of Medical Biochemistry and Life Fellow at the University of Cape Town. He is a former President of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

Hendrik Geyer is Director of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study.Previously, he had served for as Interim Director of the National Institute for Theoretical Physics. He has been Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stellenbosch University and formerly a member of the Pelindaba Theoretical Physics Group.

Nicolaas Claudius (Nico) Gey van Pittius is Director: Research of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University.  He is also an Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences and core member of the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Tuberculosis Research based in the Medical Research Council’s Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology in the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University.

David Glasser is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Centre of Material and Process Synthesisat the University of the Witwatersrand.

Irvy (Igle) Gledhill is a Fellow of the Defence, Peace, Safety and Security Unit of the CSIR, South Africa, where her principal research interests are in computational fluid dynamics (acceleration) and in molecular modelling (electronic structure methods).

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is Senior Research Professor at the University of the Free State After serving as co-ordinator of victims’ public testimonies on South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission,and as facilitator of encounters between perpetrators and family members of victims, she has been involved in studying the process of forgiving in order to deepen the understanding of its reparative elements in the aftermath of gross human rights violations and mass trauma.

Richard Joseph Goldstone was Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He served as the Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and is Chairman emeritus of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. He serves on the boards of Physicians for Human Rights and chairs the advisory boards of the International Centre for Transitional Justice and the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation.

Amanda Gouws is Professor of Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch. Her specialisation is South African Politics, Gender Politics and Political Behaviour. She is a Board Member of the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. In 2004 she received the Rector’s Award for Excellence in Research. She has published widely on issues in South African Politics such as the electoral system, women’s representation and the National Gender Machinery for Women and sexual harassment.

Robert Mervyn Gous was a Senior Professor in Animal and Poultry Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal before retiring at the end of 2007. He is a Professor Emeritus and a Fellow of the university.

Kesh Govinder is Dean and Head of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal His research interests lie in the fi eld of differential equations. He researches both the analysis of equations, as well as applications in general relativity (cosmology and astrophysics), financial mathematics and mathematical biology (epidemiology and cancer modelling).

Glenda Elisabeth Gray is the Executive Director of the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (and Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Diane Jeanette Grayson is a physicist and science educator and is Academic Development Manager in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria.

Minrie Greeff is Research Professor in the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research at North-West University. She specialised in psychiatric nursing and has focused on lifestyle enrichment, as well as linking psychiatric nursing as a mainstream branch of nursing. In the past few years she has focused on HIV and AIDS-related aspects.

Gideon Petrus Greyvenstein is Executive Director of Ennex Developments and was previously General Manager: Engineering at the Pebble-bed Modular Reactor and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University.

Bao-Zhu Guo is a Professor of Control Theory and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was the recipient of the One Hundred Talent Programme from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1999), the National Natural Science Foundation of China for Distinguished Young Scholars (2003), and an expert of the first One Hundred Talent Programme of Shanxi Province, China (2009).

Adam Habib is Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Advancement at the University of Johannesburg. His research interests include democratisation and development, contemporary social movements, giving and solidarity, institutional reform, race, redress and citizenship, and South Africa’s role in Africa and beyond.

Mohamed Hassan (foreign associate) is a Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences and Co-chair of the Global Network of Science Academies. He holds a PhD in Plasma Physics from Oxford University. Since 2010, he has served as the Co-chair of the Global Network of Science Academies (IAP). He is a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS)and the Islamic World Academy of Sciences.

Shireen Hassim is a Professor of Politics at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her research interests are in the area of feminist theory and politics, social movements and collective action, the politics of representation and affirmative action, and social policy. Through her publications, she has established herself as a global expert on politics, inequality and gender relations in South Africa and the developing world more generally. She is co-editor of No Shortcuts to Power: Women and Policymaking in Africa (2003); Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context (2006) and Go Home or Die Here: Xenophobia, Violence and the Reinvention of Difference in South Africa.

Nicolaas Johannes Grové is Registrar at the University of Pretoria. He was Professor in the Department of Private Law at the university.

Henriette Rosalyn Hay is Vice-Principal: Academic at the University of the Free State. She has specialised in higher education for the last 16 years. She was Vice-President of the South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education and is currently an executive committee member of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa.

Ariff Ahmed Hafejee is Professor of Surgery, Chief Specialist Surgeon, Head of the Renal Transplant Unit – Addington Hospital, Head of Gastrointestinal Unit – King Edward VIII Hospital, Head of Alimentation Unit – King Edward VIII Hospital, Chairman of the Optic and Imaging Unit at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal He is a Fellow of the university.

Fritz JW Hahne is former Director of the African Institute for Mathematical Science and was Professor of Theoretical Physics and Dean of Science at the University of Stellenbosch.

Raymond Haines is a retired Professor of Inorganic Chemistry from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and a Fellow of UKZN. He was the Head of the Department of Chemistry (PMB campus, 1978-1992) and the Dean of Science (subsequently Science and Agriculture)(1992-2001). He is now an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town.

Carolyn Hamilton holds an NRF Research Chair in Archive and Public Culture based in the Social Anthropology Department. Her research areas include the ethnography and history of the archive; the history of pre-industrial South Africa; and the anthropology of the past in the present. She is a member of the Public Life of Ideas Network, successor to the Constitution of Public Intellectual Life Project which she led.

Lawrence Hamilton is Professor of Politics at the University of Johannesburg; Affiliated Lecturer in Political Theory at Cambridge University; Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge, where he has been a Mellon Research Fellow and Visiting Fellow; and Editor-in-Chief of Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory. He was awarded the South African NRF President’s Award and Blue Skies Award.

Willem Hanekom is Director of the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town.

Ronald Harley is Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. He was Professor of Electrical Machines and Power Systems at the University of Natal in Durban from 1971 to 2000. He was the Vice-President of Operations of the IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2003 to 2004.

Henriette Rosalyn Hay is Vice-Principal: Academic at the University of the Free State. She has specialised in higher education for the last 16 years. She was Vice-President of the South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education and is currently an executive committee member of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa.

Susan Theresa Largier Harrison is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town and Director of the Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research.

Rashid Hassan is Professor and Director of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa , University of Pretoria.

Manfred Armin Hellberg is Professor Emeritus of Physics and Senior Research Associate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.He was Dean of Science and was twice Pro Vice-Chancellor  at the university. He is a Fellow of the university.

Fred Thomas Hendricks is the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Rhodes University. He is president of the South African Humanities Deans’ Association and Chief Editor of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies.

Jozeph Johannes Henning is a Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of the Free State where he played an instrumental role in the development of jurisprudence. He is also the Director of the Centre for Comparative Company Law at the Institute of Advanced: Legal Studies of the University of London and a Visiting Professor at the Law School of BPP University College in London, the largest post-graduate law school in the United Kingdom.

Christopher Henshilwood is a Professor at the Institute for Human Evolution, University of the Witwatersrand and holds a South African Research Chair in the Origins of Modern Human Behaviour funded by the National Research Foundation.  He is also the Professor of African Archaeology at the Institute for Archaeology, History Culture and Religion at the University of Bergen, Norway

Christof Heyns is Professor of Human Rights Law and Co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria. In August 2010 he was appointed as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Washington College of Law of the American University in Washington, and a Visiting Fellow of the Kellog College at Oxford University, where he has been teaching in the Master’s programme since 2005. He is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School.

Winston Hide is Associate Professor of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health where he leads development of public health bioinformatics addressing the transition to modern genomic approaches to public health in the developed and developing worlds. He was the founder of the SA National Bioinformatics Institute.

John Anthony Higgins is a Professor in the English Department at the University of Cape Town, where he is also a member of the College of Fellows.  He is the author of the award-winning study, Raymond Williams: Literature, Marxism and Cultural Materialism.

Diane Hildebrandt is the SARChI Professor of Sustainable Process Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is also the Co-Director for the Centre for Optimisation, Modelling and Process Synthesis at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Michael Johan Richard Hoch is an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Visiting Research Scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

Jan-Hendrik Servaas Hofmeyr is Professor of Biocomplexity and Biochemistry at the University of Stellenbosch and Director of the Centre for Studies in Complexity.

Sarah Jane Howie is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education and the Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Pretoria.

Heidi Hudson is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for Africa Studies at the University of the Free State. Her main areas of teaching include the epistemological underpinnings of Africa studies; Africa’s international relations; governance, security and development; and feminist perspectives on security. She has published widely in two major research areas: feminist security studies and foreign policy.

Henk Huismans is a Professor and Head of Genetics at the University of Pretoria  Where he was a Professor and Head of the Department of Virology.

Brian John Huntley is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Botany at the University of Cape Town. He was Chief Executive Officer of the South African National Biodiversity Instituteand currently serves as a Special Advisor to the institute.

Gregory Dudley Hussey is Professor and Director of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He was Head of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit in the School of Child and Adolescent Health at UCT.

Nelson Ijumba is Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Professor in Electrical Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of power and energy systems, the impact of technologies on sustainable development, and the translation of research outputs into socially relevant innovative products. He has published widely and has made presentations at international and local conferences.

Nicola Illing is a Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town. Her research uses the tools of molecular genetics to study the evolution of development in plants and animals.

David Steve Jacobs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology and holds a Research Chair in Animal Evolution and Systematics at the University of Cape Town.

Wilmot James is Executive Chairperson of the Africa Genome Education Institute, and a Board member of the Ford Foundation. He was Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town and Director of the Institute for Democracy in Africa .

Hilary Janks is a Professor in Applied English Language Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is best known for the Critical Language Awareness Series, a collection of classroom materials for teaching students about the relationship between language and power, which she edited.

Estrelita Janse van Rensburg is a Global Medical Director at Global Central Laboratories, Quintiles and an extraordinary Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria.

Jonathan David Jansen is Rector and Vice-Chancellor at the University of the Free State and is President of the Soutn African Institute of Race Relations.

Neil Jarvis is a Senior Manager: Research and Development for the Nuclear Technologies in Medicine and the Biosciences Initiative – a national technology platform to develop innovative products and research tools at the South African Nuclear Energy Association. He serves on the Programme Management Committee of the African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology.

Mohamed S Jeenah is Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Trefor Jenkins is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, Division of Human Genetics, School of Pathology, National Health Laboratory Service at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Eugene Llewellyn Julies is Executive Director of Warrodoms Consulting, and Chief Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Commerce in Afghanistan. He was Chief Executive Officer of the South African Bureau of Standards.

Michael Jeffrey Kahn is Professor Extraordinaire at Stellenbosch University and Director of Research and Innovation Associates. He was Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Counciland Special Advisor to the Minister of Science and Technology.

Branislav Jeremic, MD, PhD is Head of Oncology at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, where his professional commitments include clinical services, education and research.

Evance Rabban Kalula is Professor of law (employment law and social security) in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town. He is also Deputy Dean and Director of the Institute of Development and Labour Law. He is a Senate representative on the University of Cape Town Council and its Executive Committee.

Colin Kenyon is Group Leader of the Process Biochemistry Group at the CSIR. He is an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Pretoria and Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemistry, York Structural Biology Group, University of York.

Michael Charles Kew is Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine of the University of the Witwatersrand, and an Honorary Professor in the Department of Medicine of the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital.

Rifka Kfir was the Chief Executive Officer of the Water Research Commission. She has also held senior management positions in the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the National Research Foundation. She serves on the Board of the International Water Management Institute.

Johann Frederick Kirsten is Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria.

Duard Godfried Kleyn is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.

Horst Helmut Klump is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at the University of Cape Town and visiting Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. He is a Life Fellow of the University of Cape Town.

Klaus Koch is Executive Head of the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science at the University of Stellenbosch. He has contributed to the development of research (more than 130 peer-reviewed papers and more than 198 conference proceedings, invited and keynote lectures), and has trained high-level incumbents in South Africa since the start of his career.

Lodewyk Kock is Professor at the University of the Free State. He was appointed Director: Industrial Biotechnology of UNESCO’s a Microbial Resource Centre (MIRCEN) for Marine Biotechnology in 1998 and is Commissioner of the International Commission on Yeasts. He was appointed Outstanding Professor of the University of the Free State in 1998 and received the President’s Award for outstanding research from the National Research Foundation.

Carolina Koornhof is Professor of Accounting and Executive Director: Finance and Business Activities at the University of Pretoria.

Girish J Kotwal was Professor and Chair of Medical Virology, member of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town, Director of the WHO Influenza Centre in South Africa and Senior International Wellcome Trust Fellow for Biomedical Sciences in South Africa. He is Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry at University of Michigan Health Services, Wisconsin, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical School, USA and Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. He is the founder President of Kbiotech Pvt. Ltd., Cape Town, South Africa.

Renée C Kraan–Korteweg is a founder and Co-Director of the Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre,  established in 2009 at the University of Cape Town She heads the Department of Astronomy at the university.

Anna Kramvis is a Research Professor and Leader of the Hepatitis Virus Diversity Research Programme (HVDRP), University of the Witwatersrand. The National Research Foundation of South Africa has rated her as an internationally recognised scientist. She is an Honorary Research Associate of the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory in Melbourne, Australia.

Salome Kruger is a Professor of Nutrition at the Centre of Excellence for Nutrition, North-West University. She is an NRF rated scientist and has published 93 articles in national and international accredited journals and 62 presentations at conferences, 16 as invited speaker. Her research focuses on body composition and health. She served on consultative groups of the Department of Health and on the editorial boards of two international journals. Professor Kruger received the John M Kinney award for best publication in Pediatric Nutrition in an international journal.

Maryke Labuschagne is Head of the division of Plant Breeding in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of the Free State. She is a plant breeder by training, and is involved in the training of especially PhD students in plant breeding from all over Africa and South Africa.

Bernard Lategan is the founding Director of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. He was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences member of the Council of the University of Stellenbosch. He served on the editorial board of several scholarly journals and in the management of a number of international societies, including the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas and the World Values Survey.

Alison Lewis is a registered Professional Engineer, a Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Cape Town and the Director of the Crystallisation and Precipitation Research Unit, one of the accredited Research Units at the university.

Attie Johannes Ligthelm is Dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Pretoria.

Elsabé Loots is the Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences on the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University. She held professorial appointments in Economics at Rand Afrikaans University, the University of the Free State and Monash University. She is a past President of the Economic Society of South Africa and currently chairs the South African Commerce Deans Association.

Jean M-S Lubuma is Head of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and was Chairperson of the School of Mathematical Sciences in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria.

Catriona Macleod is Professor in the Psychology Department at Rhodes University. She is currently a B-rated social scientist with the National Research Foundation. She is an advisor to the ASSAf Council.

Christopher Cuthber Posela Madiba was Chief Director of Systems Development and Coordination in the Department of Education.

Shabir Madhi is Professor in Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand. His research interests include the clinical, molecular and immunological epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases.

Nomathemba Virginia Magi was Project Manager – Implementation of the new curriculum, the National Curriculum Statement Grades 10 – 12 at the national Department of Education. She was Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Zululand.

Sunil Dutt Maharaj is Professor of Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Director of the Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit.

Thokozani Majozi is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pretoria. He is a Fellow of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, a Fellow of the Water Institute of Southern Africa, a Fellow of the Academy of Engineers of South Africa and a Board member of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation.

Malegapuru William Makgoba is Vice-Chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and was elected as Foreign Associate Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine.

Duma Enoch Malaza was Chief Executive Officer of Higher Education South Africa and the former Director of Quality Assurance at the University of Pretoria.

Johannes Albertus Geldenhuys Malherbe is retired Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Pretoria University where he was Dean of Engineering and Vice-Principal.

Tinyiko Sam Maluleke is Deputy Registrar at the University of South Africa. He is an NRF B-rated researcher in the areas of religion and theology.

Mzamo P Mangaliso is a Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts in the USA. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

Chabani Manganyi was Chairman of the Council for Higher Education and was Vice-Principal of the University of Pretoria. He was also Vice-Chancellor of the University of the North and Director-General in the Department of Education. Following his retirement, he was appointed Senior Research Fellow in the Unit for Advanced Studies at the University of Pretoria where he has continued his research and writing on the lives of three South Africans.

Vincent Maphai is Executive Director of Corporate Affairs and Transformation at the South African Breweries. Previously he was Chairman of BHP Billiton.  For two decades he was an academic at various universities in South Africa and abroad.   He is also Professor of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg.

Adrian David Marais is the Head of the Division of Chemical Pathology in the University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty and forms part of the MRC Cape Heart Group.

Jacobus Gideon Maree is a Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, and Editor of the SA Journal of Psychology.

Delia Marshall is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at the University of the Western Cape, and has previously served as Deputy Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the UWC Faculty of Natural Sciences. Her research in the fields of physics education and higher education studies has been motivated by questions of how to improve undergraduate physics teaching and learning.

Tshilidzi Marwala is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg. He also serves on the Boards of City Power Johannesburg and EOH (Pty) Ltd).

Robert Mattes is a Professor at the Department of Political Studies. He is also the Director of the Democracy in Africa Research Unit and the Centre for Social Science Research, both at the University of Cape Town. He is a co-founder and co-Director of the Afrobarometer, a regular survey of public opinion in 18 African countries. His research has focused on the development of democratic attitudes and practices in South Africa and across the continent.

Thoko V Mayekiso is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Technology and Planning at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, where she previously was the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts.

Bongani Mawethu Mayosi is Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. He is the President of the College of Physicians of South Africa and Vice-President of the Pan African Society of Cardiology

Anthony David Mbewu is Chief Executive Officer of the South African Government Printing Works. He was formerly President of the Medical Research Council of South Africa; and is currently an Honorary Professor in Cardiology and Internal Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He is a former Vice-President of the Academy of Science of South Africa; a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK; and Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Veronica McKay is Deputy Executive Dean: College of Education at the University of South Africa. From 2007 – 2011 she was seconded to the Department of Basic Education as Chief Executor Officer of the South African Literacy Campaign and to coordinate the development of the department’s school workbooks.

Lirieka Meintjes-Van der Walt is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Fort Hare.

Barry Vincent Mendelow is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Rajend Mesthrie is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Cape Town and holder of an NRF Research Chair. He is currently President of the Linguistics Society of Southern Africa, serving a second term. His work focuses mainly on sociolinguistics in the Southern African context.

Thaddeus Metz is Research Professor in Humanities and Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg. He is recognised for his research in three major topics in value theory: using a principle of respect for human dignity to resolve moral controversies in law, politics, business and medicine; interpreting the African ethic of ubuntu in an analytic, rigorous way; and systematically developing and evaluating theoretical approaches to what makes a life meaningful.

Joseph Philip Michael is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand, and is currently Head of the School of Chemistry.

John Robert Midgley is Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation at the University of Zululand, a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic Affairs at the University of Fort Hare and a former Professor and Dean of Law at Rhodes University.

Guy Franklin Midgley leads the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s Climate Change and BioAdaptation Programme, and is an Associate Professor in the School of Agricultural, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal. His research interests include general ecology, and climate change and CO2 impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems and their relevance for adaptation. He also provides policy support to the Department of Environmental Affairs on climate change and biodiversity issues.

Robert Millar is Director of the Mammal Research Institute at the University of Pretoria and Director of the University of Cape Town/Medical Research Council Receptor Biology Group. He is at the forefront of health and medical sciences in areas such as biochemistry, neuroendocrinology and cancer research.

Duncan Mitchell is Emeritus Professor of Physiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Honorary Research Professorial Fellow in its Brain Function Research Group.

Valerie Mizrahi is the Director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and Professor at the University of Cape Town Where she leads the Node of the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research). She is the Director of the Molecular Mycobacteriology Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council.

Philemon Mphathi Mjwara is Director-General of the Department of Science and Technology. He was the Group Executive of Research and Development; Strategic Human Capital Development at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

Fazal Mahomed is the Director of the Centre for Differential Equations, Continuum Mechanics and Applications at the University of the Witwatersrand and is joint leader of the National Research Foundation research niche area on Symmetry Approaches in Differential Equations, Continuum Mechanics and Applications. He served two terms in the International Commission on Development and Exchangeof the International Mathematical Union beginning in 1999.

Dhayendre Moodley is an Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Head of Women’s Health and HIV Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine. Her main research focus is on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV.

Malose Jack Mphahlele is Professor in Organic Chemistry at the University of South Africa. His research is characterised by a deep appreciation of mechanism and reactivity, and is driven by the gaps and limitations in the arsenal of methods to construct novel heterocyclic compounds with potential biological and photophysical properties.

Renosi Mokate is Executive Director of the World Bank. She is the former Deputy Governor and Executive Director at the Reserve Bank. She previously served as Chairperson of the Financial and Fiscal Commission.

Khotso Mokhele is Vice-President of the International Council for Science Committee for Scientific Planning and Review and a member of the Executive Board. He is a founding member of the Council Regional Committee for Africa and a founder member of the Association of Black Scientists, Engineers and Technologists. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation.

Ebrahim Momoniat is Professor and Head of the School of Computational and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is also Chair of the Mathematical Sciences and registered with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professionals as a Pr Sci Nat.

Harm Moraal is Professor of Physics at North-West University and Director of the Antarctic Research Programme, in which he studies various aspects of cosmic-ray physics in the heliosphere.

Vincent Clifford Moran is a past Dean of Science at the University of Cape Town, where he is currently Professor Emeritus and Life Fellow, and a Research Associate in the Zoology Department.

Alan G Morris is currently Professor in the Department of Human Biology at the University of Cape Town.

Lynn Morris is a Chief Specialist Scientist and Head of the AIDS Unit at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in Johannesburg, South Africa and holds a joint appointment Research Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.  She is a member of the Board of the South African Medical Research Council.

Johann Mouton is Director of the Centre for Research on Science and Technology and Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch.

Bangilizwe Mqeke is a Professor of Law and former Dean of Law at Rhodes University. He is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.

John Cantius Mubangizi is a Professor of Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is also Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Law and Management Studies at the university.

Mammo Muchie is a DST/NRF Research Professor of Innovation Studies at the Institute of Economics Research on Innovation, at the Tshwane University of Technology. He is also concurrently a Professor at Development and International Relations at Aalborg University. He is also senior Research Associate at the Sanyaja Lall Programme for Technology and Management for Development at Oxford University.

Sospeter Mwijarubi Muhongo is Full Professor of Geology, University of Dar Es Salaam and an Honorary Professor of Geology of the University of Pretoria. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of African Earth Sciences and Vice-President of the Commission for the Geological Map of the World. He was the founding Regional Director of the International Council for Science Regional Office for Africa, Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of London, Honorary Research Fellow, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences and is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

Johan Pieter Muller is Professor of Curriculum in the School of Education and former Deputy Dean of Research and Postgraduate Affairs in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town.

Sagadevan Govindasamy Mundree is General Manager of Programme Investment in the Innovation Business Group within the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation where he leads a team responsible for the Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries’ Investments in Research, Development and Extension in all the primary industries of Queensland.

Kathryn Myburgh is Professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences, Stellenbosch University.

David Mycock is based at the University of the Witwatersrand. His research interests are directed at the development and scientific understanding of in vitro storage methods for plants that are presently difficult to store by conventional means.

Christina Mynhardt is Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria, Canada.

Jean B Nachenga is Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at Stellenbosch University and Honorary Full Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at University of Cape Town. He is also an Associate Scientist in the Department of International Health and with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland; and visiting scientist, Centre for Biostatistics in AIDS Research at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.

Gonasageran Naidoo is Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate in the School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal). He is a Fellow of the university.

Shamila Nair is Senior Programme Specialist, Africa Department – United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation in Paris, Coordinator of the UN Science and Technology Cluster and Director of Research at the French Institute for Health and Medical Research. She was until recently Chief of Unit for the Implementation of the African Union/Consolidated Plan of Action for Science and Technology.

Luigi Renzo Nassimbeni is Senior Research Scholar of the University of Cape Town. He held the Chairs of Chemical Crystallography and Physical Chemistry at the university and directed the Supramolecular Chemistry Research Unit at the same institution.

Nicoli Nattrass is Professor of Economics and Director of the AIDS and Society Research Unit at the University of Cape Town.

Daniel James Ncayiyana has been Editor of the South African Medical Journal since 1993, and currently serves as Advisor to the President of the Human Sciences Research Council. He was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town and Vice-Chancellor, Durban Institute of Technology

Njabulo Simakhahle Ndebele was Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of Cape Town, following tenure as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Ford Foundation in New York. He was a founding Chair of the Southern African Regional Universities Association, and is President of the Association of African Universities.

Sabelo J Ndlovu-Gatsheni is Head of the Archie Mafeje Research Institute (AMRI) and Professor in the Department of Development Studies at the University of South Africa. He is an NRF-rated scholar and his research is into modern African history and contemporary African politics with specific focus on the history of southern Africa, pre-colonial Nguni kingdoms, empire, imperialism, colonial encounters, colonialism, African identity politics, epistemology, nationalism, decoloniality and postcoloniality.

Marie-Louise Newell is an epidemiologist, who trained in the UK, from where she has co-ordinated research on mother-to-child transmission of infections, in particular HIV. Between late-2005 and late-2013, as Director of the Wellcome Trust-funded Africa Centre for Health & Population Studies, UKZN in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, she oversaw a broad innovative programme of research addressing the impact of HIV infection and its treatment at a population, household and individual level

Phuthi E Ngoepe is Professor and Director of the Materials Modelling Centre of the University of Limpopo.

Mokubung Nkomo is Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Teaching, Learning and Technology at the Tshwane University of Technology.

Stella Nkomo is Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Economic Management Sciences and Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria. Her internationally recognised work on race and gender, managing diversity, and leadership appears in numerous journals, edited volumes, and books.

Wiseman Nkuhlu is Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, Chairperson of Pan African Capital Holdings and was the first Chairperson of the Council for Higher Education. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Secretariat of New Partnership for Africa’s Development.

Jo MF Noero is Professor and Director in the School of Architecture at the University of Cape Town. He was the Ruth and Norman Moore Chair of Architecture at Washington University and Director of Graduate Studies. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Loyiso Gordon Nongxa is Professor and Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of Witwatersrand. He was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research at the University of Witwatersrand, and Dean of Science at the University of the Western Cape.

Odireleng Martin Ntwaeaborwa is Professor in Physics at the University of the Free State and President of the South African Nanotechnology Initiative (SANi). He is a member of the South African Institute of Physics, South African Nanotechnology Initiative, the American Vacuum Society and the American Chemical Society.

Tebello Nyokong is Professor of Physical Chemistry at Rhodes University. She is a recipient of the Order of Mapungubwe: Bronze.

Cyril Thomas O’Connor is the Director of the Centre for Minerals Research at the University of Cape Town. He was also the founder Director of the Centre for Catalysis Research. He is a former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment and is an NRF A-rated researcher.

Darragh O’Donoghue is an astrophysicist who is Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors and, and Head of the Instrumentation Division of the Southern African Large Telescope. His main research interests are astronomical technology and close binary stars.

Chikwelu Larry Obi is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Research at the Walter Sisulu University. He is a rated researcher of the National Research Foundation, founder and former Niche Area Leader of the National Research Foundation HIV and AIDS Research Group, University of Venda and a former member of the South African Council of Natural Scientific Professions.

Catherine A Odora Hoppers is a SARChI Research Chair in Development Education at the University of South Africa and was a Professor at the University of Pretoria, specialising in indigenous knowledge.

Douglas William Oliver is the Director: School of Pharmacy at the North-West University. He is (founder) member of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and President of the SA Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology since 2001.

Gilbert Oke Martin Onwu is Professor of Chemical Education in the Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria.

Phillip Onyebujoh is an infectious diseases physician and the Manager for TB/HIV clinical studies for the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organisation in Geneva Switzerland.

Linus Opara is a Research Professor and holds the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Postharvest Technology at Stellenbosch University. His programme focuses on human capacity development and technological innovations to reduce postharvest food losses and quality maintenance. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Postharvest Technology, and is a member of the Executive Board and Chair of Section VI (Postharvest Technology & Process Engineering) of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

Frederick Mark Orkin consults in public change management and statistical analysis. He is a visiting Professor at the School of Public Management at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was previously Director-General of Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy,  Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council, Head of Statistics SA, and founder Director of the Community Agency for Social Enquiry.

Ruksana Osman is Professor of Education and convenor of the UNESCO Chairin Teacher Education for Diversity and Development. She is Dean of the Faculty ofHumanities at Wits University. Her research interests are in the area of higher education studies and teacher education. Her particular focus has been higher education policy, pedagogy and students’ experiences of higher education.

Nicky Gopalan Padayachee was Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. He is President of the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

Nesri Padayatchi is Deputy Director: Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the South African Principal Investigator for the Columbia University-Southern African Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Programme.

Norman Pammenter is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is a Fellow of the university, Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa and has been awarded the Gold Medal of the South African Association of Botanists.

Hugh Patterton is Director of the Advanced Biomolecular Research Strategic Academic Cluster at the University of the Free State. This affords him the opportunity to apply modern, high-throughput techniques to questions in chromatin and epigenetics, as well as facilitating multidisciplinary approaches to research in biology, pulling together many groups and abilities at the university and internationally.

Mohammed Iqbal Parker is the Director of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology , Cape Town. He was the Head of the Division of Medical Biochemistry and Director of Research in the Health Science Faculty at the University of Cape Town.

John Parkington is Professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town.

Adrian (Adi) Walter Paterson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. He was involved in the renewal of science and technology policy and funding through the Department Science and Technology from 2001 to 2007 as Chief Operating Officer. He is former Executive Vice-President of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

Robert Clive Pattinson is Professor and Clinical Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Pretoria and Chief Specialist at Kalafong Hospital. He is also currently the Director of the Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Research Unit at the Medical Research Council.

Claire Penn is the Simmonds Hampton Chair of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Witwatersrand. She was awarded the Order of Mapungubwe (Silver) in 2007 and was category winner of Shoprite Checkers Woman of the year in 2008. She currently directs the Health Communication Research Unit.

Michael Pepper is Director of the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine,and Professor in the Department of Immunology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria. He is also Professeur Associé in the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Francis Petersen is currently Dean of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town. He is a leader in developing South Africa’s innovation strategy from his vantage point as ministerial advisor, Chair of the Board of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Dean of Engineering at the University of Cape Town. He is playing an important role in forging relationships that are vital to South Africa’s R&D strategy.

John Morley Pettifor is a paediatrician and Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. His research interests focus on Vitamin D and bone metabolism.

Francesco Petruccione is Deputy Director of the National Institute of Theoretical Physics (KZN Node). He is South African Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing and Communication and Professor of Theoretical Physics at the School of Physics of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya is the Director of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance of the  Human Sciences Research Council; Executive Editor of SAHARA J; and an Honorary Professor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.  She is a member of the Secretariat of the Global HIV Prevention Working Group and SADC HIV Research and Prevention Working Group.  She is currently, among others, the principal investigator of the: World Health Organisation’s groundbreaking population-based study on Ageing and Health in South Africa. She has received two national finalists awards (in the young black women category) for contribution to science and technology.

Samuel George Harker Philander is Knox Taylor Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University, Research Professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and Director, African Centre for Climate and Earth System Science Cape Town.

Ian Phimister is Senior Research Professor at the University of the Free State. His research interests encompass patterns of British overseas investment during the 19th and 20th centuries, and the political economy of Central and Southern Africa.

William Pick is Professor Emeritus and former Head of the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand, Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town, Honorary Professor at the University of the Western Cape, and Professor Extraordinaire at Stellenbosch University.

Jaco Pienaar is the Director of WorkWell: the Research unit for Economic and Management Sciences at North-West University (Potchefstroom), and plays an important role in enhancing the quality of research in the broad field of Economic and Management Sciences. His own research contributes to the understanding and management of employee health and wellness in South Africa.

Pragasen Pillay is Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Hydro-Quebec Senior Chair and holds the Jean Newell Distinguished Professorship in Engineering at Concordia University. He is also a part-time Professor at the University of Cape Town.

Viness Pillay is a Fulbright Scholar and a Tier 1 South African NRF/DST Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Biomaterials and Polymer-Engineered Drug Delivery Technologies. He is also a Personal Professor of Pharmaceutics, Director of the Advanced Drug Delivery Platform of the University of the Witwatersrand and the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation Centre of Excellence in ‘Advanced Drug Delivery Technology’, Head of Pharmaceutics, and Director of Pharmaceutics and Contract Research at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

Laurence Piper is a Professor in the Department of Political Studies and the Deputy Dean for Research in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) at the University of the Western Cape. He is a long-standing editor of Theoria, the leading South-African based journal of social and political theory. He has published extensively on Zulu nationalism, the Inkatha Freedom Party and electoral politics in South Africa.

Carl Wilhelm Irene Pistorius is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull in the UK. He was the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria and a former member and Chairperson of the National Advisory Council on Innovation.

Chris Pistorius is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was Head of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Pretoria. He is a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering.

Nyameko Barney Pityana is the Rector of the College of the Transfiguration. He is the former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Africa. He was Chairperson of Higher Education South Africa and Chairman of the African Council for Distance Education.

Deborah Posel, is the founding director of the Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA) at UCT, where she is also a professor in sociology.  She was previously the founding director of the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), completed a D Phil at Nuffield College, University of Oxford in 1987, where she was also a Gwilyn Gibbon Prize Research Fellow. She has written extensively on the history of apartheid. Her recent work focuses on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Anastassios Pouris is Professor and Director of the Institute for Technological Innovation at the University of Pretoria.

Wolfgang Preiser trained as a medical virologist in Germany and the UK and has done two doctorates on state-of-the-art diagnostic virology. He came to South Africa in 2005 to become Head of the Division of Medical Virology at Stellenbosch University and NHLS Tygerberg.

Zacharias Andries Pretorius is Professor of Plant Pathology in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of the Free State. He has served as President of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology.

Bernard Alexander Prior is Professor Extraordinary in the Department of Microbiology and the former Chairman of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Stellenbosch. He is currently Hononary Professor at the Durban University of Technology and Senior Researcher in the Institute for Wine Biotechnology, Stellenbosch University.

Hugh Wynford Pritchard is Head of Research in the Seed Conservation Department of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK and a member of Kew’s Senior Science Group.

Otto Walter Prozesky was Vice-Principal of the Pretoria University and President of the Medical Research Council.

Raj Ramesar is Professor and Head of the Division of Human Genetics at the University of Cape Town. He also serves as Director of the Medical Research Council Human Genetics Research Unit, and the Cancer Association of South Africa’s Colorectal Cancer Research Consortium.

Deresh Ramjugernath is Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal He is Director of the Thermodynamics Research Unit and also the holder of the Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation Research Chair in Fluorine Process Engineering and Separation Technology.

Mamphela Aletta Ramphele is the Chairperson of the Technology Innovation Agency’s Board. She was previously Managing Director at the World Bank and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. She is also the Chair of Circle Capital Ventures and a former Co-chair of the Global Commission on International Migration.

Michele Ramsay is the Head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory in the Division of Human Genetics at the National Health Laboratory Service and is a Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is the interim Director of the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience.

Douglas Eric Rawlings was Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and is currently acting Vice-Rector: Research at the University of Stellenbosch. He is a Fellow of the University of Cape Town.

Sekhar Ray is a Professor of Physics at the University of South Africa (Unisa) in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Prof Ray hails from India where he completed his doctoral studies which focused mainly on photovoltaic solar grade materials. He has worked as a research fellow and visiting scientist in Italy, Taiwan, Spain, South Korea, India and South Africa. He also visited more than 30 countries for academic purpose.

Batmanathan Dayanand (Daya) Reddy holds the South African Research Chair in Computational Mechanics in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town.

Priscilla Reddy is the Director of the Health Promotion Research and Development Unit of the South African Medical Research Council. She has been a visiting Professor at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal; and visiting Associate Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University; and the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Helen Rees is Executive Director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand, and Ad Hominen Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Thomas Rehle is Director and Senior Programme Advisor in the Human Sciences Research Council programme on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis.  He is a visiting Professor of International Health at the University of Cape Town, School of Public Health and Family Medicine.

Carolus Reinecke was Professor of Biochemistry and Vice-Chancellor of the former Potchefstroom University.

Neerish Revaprasadu is a materials chemist who holds the SARCHi Chair in Nanotechnology at the University of Zululand. His current research involves materials for solar cell and drug delivery applications. He is a graduate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the Materials Research Society and the South African Chemical Institute. He is an Executive member of the South African Nanotechnology Initiative (of which he is a founding member).

David Mark Richardson is currently Professor in the Department of Botany & Zoology at Stellenbosch University and Director of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology. His primary research interest is in the field of biological invasions, particularly the ecology and management of plant invasions.

Linda Marlene Richter is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Human Sciences Research Council. She is an elected Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and an Honorary Professor in Psychology;  Honorary Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of the Witwatersrand, and a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University.

Terence John Robinson is Professor of Zoology in the Department of Botany and Zoology and Vice-Dean Research: Faculty of Science, University of Stellenbosch.

Andreas Roodt is an outstanding Professor in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of the Free State. He is a Chairperson of the Department of Chemistry and coordinator of the University of the Free State research cluster in Materials and Nanosciences. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kindgom.

Neil Roos is a Director of the Postgraduate School at the University of the Free State, where he is responsible for the strategic and academic direction of the University’s Postgraduate School. He has published recently in Journal of Southern African Studies, Journal of Social History and Social History, and is the author of Ordinary Springboks:  White Servicemen and Social Justice in South Africa, 1939-1961.

Cornelia Roux is a Research Director of a research focus area at the Faculty of Education Sciences (Potchefstroom Campus), North-West University. She is a full member of the International Seminar of Religious Education and Values, member of the National Religious Education Society, London, Fellow of the Farmington Institute for Christian Education, University of Oxford, and member of the Association for Religious Studies in Southern Africa.

Justus Christiaan Roux is Director of the Centre for Language and Speech Technology at Stellenbosch University. He was Chair of the Department of African Languages and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the same institution.

Heinz Rüther is Emeritus Professor of Geomatics at the University of Cape Town and was Head of the Department of Surveying at the university. He is now the Principal Investigator of the African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes database.

Edward Peter Rybicki is a Professor in Microbiology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, a member of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, and currently serving as Academic Liaison to the Research Portal Project at the University of Cape Town.  His primary research interests are in plant-made vaccines and virus diversity.

Michael John Samways is Professor and Chair of the Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology at Stellenbosch University.

Roelf Feenstra Sandenbergh is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria.

Machaba Michael Sathekge is Professor and Head of Nuclear Medicine Department at the University of Pretoria. He is President of the College of Nuclear Physicians, as well as an Honorary Registrar of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa.

Christopher Saunders is Emeritus Professor at the University of Cape Town. His scholarly interests lie in the 20th century history of Southern Africa.

Mary Catherine Scholes is Professor in the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. She serves as Vice-Chairperson for the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Committee, as well as the Chairperson for the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry and the Secretary-General for Standing Conference of Public Enterprise.

Robert Scholes is a systems ecologist in the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s Natural Resources and the Environment Division. He is a Fellow of the Council and serves on the Board of South African National Parks.

Barry David Schoub is formerly Executive Director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases. He was appointed as the first Professor and Head of the Department of Virology of the University of the Witwatersrand in 1978. He is currently a consultant in the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

Roland Schulze is Professor Emeritus at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is best known for his work in hydrological modelling and climate change impacts studies.

Soraya Seedat is Professor and Co-Director of the Medical Research Centre Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders at the University of Stellenbosch as well as the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

Jeremy Seekings is Professor of Political Studies and Sociology, and Director of the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town. He has a doctorate from Oxford. He is also a regular Visiting Professor at Yale, most recently in Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

Bob JR Seretlo is Professor Emeritus of Physics of the University of Fort Hare. He was Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Fort Hare.

Mamokgethi Setati is Professor and Vice-Principal of Research and Innovation at the University of South Africa and Honorary Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Witwatersrand.

Vikash Sewram is Director of the Oncology Research Unit of the Medical Research Council and Director of the Cancer Research Initiative of South Africa. He is also an Honorary Professor in the Department of Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Charlie Shackleton is Professor in Environmental Science at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

John Francis Sharpey-Schafer is a retired Nuclear Physicist attached to the Universities of Western Cape and Zululand. He was Director of iThemba LABS.

Olive Shisana is Chief Executive Officer of the South African Human Sciences Research Council. She was Executive Director of the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health at the Council, Professor and Head of Department of Health Systems Management and Policy at MEDUNSA, Executive Director of the World Health Organisation’s Family and Community Health and Director-General of the Department of Health.

Sibusiso Sibisi is Chief Executive Officer of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. He was Executive Director (R&D) at Plessey South Africa and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, University of Cape Town.

Roy Siegfried is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cape Town. He has served as Director of the Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology.

Silvester Ron Simango is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics at Rhodes University. His work focuses on morphology and syntax, as well as language contact in Southern Africa. He is an xecutive Board member of the Linguistic Society of Southern Africa and has previously taught at the University of Limpopo and the University of Malawi.

Leickness Chisamu Simbayi is the Executive Director of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council. He is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town.

Mala Singh is Professor of International Higher Education Research at the Centre for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise at the Open University, United Kingdom. She was the founding Executive Director of the Higher Education Quality Committee, Council on Higher Education and Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy at the former University of Durban-Westville.

Suprakas Sinha-Ray is Chief Researcher and Director of DST/CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, National Centre for Nanostructured Materials, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. He is also appointed as a full Professor at the Department of Chemical Technology, University of Johannesburg.

Beric William Skews is Director of the Flow Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he has previously held Chairs in Mechanical and in Aeronautical Engineering, as well as having held academic posts in Canada and Japan. He was previously Manager of R&D at Eskom.

Dirk Smit teaches theology at Stellenbosch, having been Professor at the Universityof the Western Cape and Visiting Professor in ethics in Marburg and Heidelberg. He holds an honorary doctorate from Umea, Sweden, is a Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation, the Centre of Theological Inquiry in Princeton and the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, and leads a project at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies.

Hendrik Christoffel (Hennie) Snyman is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and former Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the Port Elizabeth Technikon.

Mark Solms was educated at Pretoria Boys’ High School and the University of theWitwatersrand. He moved to London in 1988 and returned in 2002. He is currently Professor in Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town. He is an A-rated researcher.

Himla Soodyall is the Director of the MRC/NHLS/Wits Human Genomic Diversity and Disease Research Unit at the National Health Laboratory Service and the University of Witwatersrand. She is the recipient of the Order of Mapungubwe (Bronze).

Dan Stein is Professor and Chair of the Dept of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town, Director of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders, and visiting Professor of Psychiatry at Mt  Sinai Medical School in New York.

Theodor John Stewart is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town. He was Director and Head of Operations Research and Statistics at the National Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

Pieter Streicher Steyn is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Stellenbosch. He was Director of Research at Stellenbosch University and was elected as an external Fellow of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in 2001.

Gary Stevens is Professor in the Department of Geology and Director of the Central Analytical Facility at Stellenbosch University. He grew up on the East Rand, with theevidence of gold mining very much part of his daily landscape. This contributed to his deep interest in the processes that have shaped the unique geological heritage of South Africa. He graduated with a PhD degree from Manchester University in1995, and has spent much of his subsequent academic career working towards an understanding of the processes by which rocks melt.

Pieter Helenius Stoker is Professor Emeritus at the School of Physics, North-West University. He was Head of Department of Physics and Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the former Potchefstroom University.

Anton Ströh is Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and a Council member of the University of Pretoria.

Rolf Heinrich Stumpf was Vice-Chancellor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Stellenbosch and President of the Human Sciences Research Council. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Higher Education South Africa.

Gerald Edwin (Gerry) Swan is Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria. He was President of the South African Veterinary Association , member of the Medicines Control Council and member of the SanParks Board.

Frans Swanepoel is Director Research Development and Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at the University of the Free State. He is a recent Fulbright Fellow of Cornell University, USA. He is a member of the Board of the Agricultural Research Council.

Christiaan F Swanepoel is Professor Emeritus and Research Fellow in the Department of African Languages at the University of South Africa.. He was Vice-Principal: Academic and Research at UNISA.

Hendrik Swart is a B2-rated researcher, a senior Professor and currently the Head of the Department of Physics at the University of the Free State. He is the Head of the National Nano Surface Characterisation and Solid State Lighting Group at the University of the Free State.

Bohua Sun is Professor at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Director of the Centre for Research in Applied Technology. He is Chief Editor of Advances in Materials and Mechanics , Advances in Engineering Mechanics and founding Chief Editor of I and Associate Editor of Journal of Nanomaterials. He was selected as Top 10 Headline Figures of Overseas Chinese in 2010.

Nthoana Tau-Mzamane is Registrar at Walter Sisulu University. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Agricultural Research Council; Head of the Department of Agriculture, Land and Environment in Limpopo Province and Professor of Agriculture at the University of Fort Hare.

John Reginald Nuttall Taylor is Professor of Food Science at the University of Pretoria, and Immediate Past-President of the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology.

Petro Terblanche is a Managing Director: Pelchem (Pty) Ltd. Prior to that she was the Group Executive of Research & Development at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation. She was the Executive Director of the Technology and Innovation Directorate at the Medical Research Council .She was previously Head of the  Biochemtek Division at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

Jennifer Ann Thomson is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town. She is the Co-Founder of “South African Women in Science and Engineering”.

Caroline Tiemessen currently heads the Cell Biology Research Laboratory withinthe Centre for HIV and STI’s/National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, and holds a joint appointment with the University of the Witwatersrand in the Division of Virology, School of Pathology.

Keyan Gray Tomaselli is Director and Senior Professor at The Centre for Communication,  Media and Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is a fellow of the university, and also a Fellow of the International Communicology Institute. His research interests are critical indigenous methodologies, political economy, African cinema and visual anthropology.

Peter Doughtrey Tyson is Professor Emeritus, former Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Principal, Director of the Climatology Research Group, University of the Witwatersrand. He was Vice-President of the International Council of Science..

Peter Vale is Professor of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg and Chair of the Academic Advisory Board of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies. His most recent book is “Keeping a Sharp Eye: A Century of Cartoons in South Africa’s International Relations”.

Annél van Aswegen is Director: Human Resources and a member of Council of the University of Pretoria. She is a Professor in the Department of Private Law. She was formerly Professor and Head of the Department of Private Law, Acting Registrar: Professional Services and a member of Council of the University of South Africa.

Hennie van Coller is Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French at the University of the Free State.

Andries Johannes van der Walt is South African Research Chair in Property Law and Professor at Stellenbosch University, and was instrumental in the development of the new field of constitutional property law. His book on this topic is the only one of its kind in South Africa. He is also active in property theory, especially on the transformation of South African property law.

Jan Horn van Heerden is Professor and Head of Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria.

Willem Francois Petrus van Heerden is Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Pathology and Oral Biology in the School of Dentistry at the University of Pretoria. He is President of the International Association of Oral Pathologists.

Paul David van Helden is Professor and Head of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics at the University of Stellenbosch. He is the Director of the Medical Research Council/US Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Director of the DST Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Tuberculosis Research.

Albert van Jaarsveld is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation. His distinguished career in research, teaching and leadership include academic and management positions at the Universities of Stellenbosch and Pretoria, and the position of Adjunct Professor: Environmental Studies Programme at Dartmouth College, United States..

Anton Albert van Niekerk is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of Stellenbosch. He is Chair of the Philosophy Department. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Bioethics and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ethics Institute of South Africa.

Frederik van Niekerk is Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Technology at the North-West University. His career in innovation management and leadership includes academic and management positions at the North-West University and senior management positions at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation,  Denel Aviation and the Pebble-bed Modular Reactor.

HCJ (Dingie) van Rensburg is currently Extraordinary Professor in the Centre for Health Systems Research and Development at the University of the Free State. Until 2010, he was Outstanding Professor and Director of the same Centre.

Johan van Staden is Professor Emeritus and Director of the Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Brian van Wilgen is Chief Ecologist with the Natural Resources and Environment division of the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. He is a core team member of the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Wildland Fire, and of the South African Journal of Science.

Jacobus Daniel van Wyk is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at the University of Johannesburg. He was Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Research Leader in the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centre for Power Electronic Systems, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States and is at present Research Professor at this centre.

Arnold Van Zyl is the Rector of the Technical University of Chemnitz in Germany; a Member of the “Kuratoratorium” of the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, a former Council member of the Academy of Science of South Africa; a former member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and a visiting Professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

Willem Heber (Emile) van Zyl is a Professor in Microbiology at the University of Stellenbosch and Senior Chair of Energy Research: Biofuels.  He heads a biofuels research programme towards the development of advanced second generation technologies for the conversion of total plant biomass to biofuels and other valuable bio-based products.

Johan van Zyl is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Limited. He was Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of Pretoria and Professor of Agricultural Economics.

Daniel Verwoerd is Research Coordinator of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria. He was the founder of the Molecular Biology Section and Director of the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute of Agricultural Research Council.

Zeblon Zenzele Vilakazi is Director of iThemba LABS and also serves as Group Executive for Research and Development at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation. He is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and a member of the Board of Nuclear Industries Association of South Africa.

Louise Viljoen is Professor in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at Stellenbosch University. Her field of research is Afrikaans literature and Literary Theory with a special focus on postcolonialism, gender, identity and (auto-) biographical writing.

Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo is Professor and Executive Director: Institutional Advancement at the University of Pretoria Where hewas Dean of Commerce.

Daniel Visser is Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research at the University of Cape Town and a Professor of Law, specialising in the law of unjustified enrichment. He is a member of the World Academy of Arts and Science, a former Chair of the South African chapter of the International Academy of Comparative Law, and a former President of the Southern African Society of Legal Historians.

Renuka Vithal is a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her role is to provide strategic leadership on teaching and learning, developing university teaching and learning policies and monitoring their consistent university-wide implementation.

Wilma Viviers is Professor in International Trade and the Director of the School of Economics in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at North-West University. Her research focus is on international trade and trade promotion.

James Andrew (Jimmy) Volmink is Dean of Health Sciences and Professor of Community Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University. He is also Director of the South African Cochrane Centre of the Medical Research Council.

Gerhard von Gruenewaldt is Research Advisor to the University of the Witwatersrand and a private consultant. He was Professor of Geology at the University of Pretoria before his appointment as Vice-President of the Foundation for Research Development and later the National Research Foundation.

Hester (Este) Vorster, previous Director of the Centre of Excellence for Nutrition at the North-West University , is a Research Professor in Nutrition at the university, and General Secretary of the Academy of Science of South Africa.

Lyn Wadley is Honorary Professor in Archaeology in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has a particular interest in cognitive interpretations and experimental archaeology.

Yusuf Waghid is Dean of Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University. He was Chair of the Department of Education Policy Studies.

Anthony David Mortimer Walker is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Research Associate in Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is part-time Director of Special Projects in the Research Office and a Fellow of the university.

Melanie Walker is Director of Research Training at the University of the Free State. She is internationally recognised as a leader in the application of the capability approach and human development to social justice in and through higher education policy and practice.

Herman Wasserman is Professor and Deputy Head of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University. A former print media journalist, he has published widely on media in post-apartheid South Africa, including books such as Media ethics beyond borders, Popular media, democracy and development in Africa and Tabloid journalism in South Africa: True story!

Paula Watt obtained her PhD at the University of the Witwatersand and started her career in the FRD Photosynthetic Nitrogen Metabolism Research Unit. Since then,she has been based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, where her research has focused on plant biotechnology with strong links to the forestry and sugarcane industries.

Brian Warner is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Natural Philosophy and a Senior Scholar at the University of Cape Town, and visiting Professor at the University of Southampton.

Vanessa Jane Watson is Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town, Deputy Dean of faculty, and on the Executive of the African Centre for Cities at UCT.

Alan Weinberg is Emeritus Professor at the University of South Africa. He is currently contracted by the Research Department at Unisa and is assisting with National Research Foundation applications and with initiatives to advance research at the university.

Mark Charles Wentzel is Professor with the Water Research Group in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town.

Patricia Ann Whitelock has a joint appointment with the South African Astronomical Observatory and the University of Cape Town. She was Acting Director of the observatory from 2002 to 2003.

Alan Whiteside is the founder and Executive Director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Anna-Lise Williamson is Professor in the Division of Medical Virology in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Cape Town. She is also a member of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the university.

Carolyn Williamson is Professor and Head of the Division of Medical Virology at the University of Cape Town. Her research focus is HIV evolution and pathogenesis, and how to use this information to develop improved microbicides and vaccines.

Francis Wilson is Professor Emeritus in Economics at the University of Cape Town. He is the Director of the Data First Resource Unit (for Information Research and Scientific Training) in the Centre for Social Science Research.

Brenda Wingfield is Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Professor of Genetics at the University of Pretoria. She is also the current Chairman of the National Science and Technology Forum.

Michael Wingfield is Professor and Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at the University of Pretoria. He is also Director of Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology and Tree Protection Co-operative Programme.

Marié Philliphina Wissing is Professor in Psychology and researcher in the African Unit for Trans-disciplinary Health Research at the North-West University.

David Randle Woods was Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University and Deputy Vice-Chancellor:Research at the University of Cape Town. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and a Life Fellow of the University of Cape Town.

Laurence Stuart Wright is Director and H A Molteno Professor of English in the Institute for the Study of English in Africa at Rhodes University. He is Honorary Life President of the Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa, Chairman of the Grahamstown Foundation, Vice-President of the English Academy of Southern Africa, and was recently awarded the English Academy’s Gold Medal for services to English.

Xiaohua Xia is a Professor in the Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Department, University of Pretoria, Director of the Centre of New Energy Systems, and the Director of the National Hub for the Postgraduate Programme in Energy Efficiency and Demand-side Management, South Africa.

Hong-Kun Xu is Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He was Senior Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Derek Yach has focused his career on advancing global health. He is Senior Vice- President of the Vitality Group, part of Discovery Holdings Ltd, where he leads the Vitality Institute for Health Promotion. Prior to that he was Vice- President Global Health and Agriculture Policy at PepsiCo where he supported portfolio transformation and led engagement with major international groups and new African initiatives at the nexus of agriculture and nutrition.

Heather Zar is Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Director of the School of Child and Adolescent Health and Director of the Division of Paediatric Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town.  She is President of the South African Thoracic Society and of the Pan African Thoracic Society.

Alphose Zingoni is Professor of Structural Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers (London) and of the South African Academy of Engineering.

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