Watch this space - new activities soon to be announced
Activities hosted in 2018:
Promotion of dialogue (Panel discussion) hosted by NATHouse and PSANA on 23 May 2018
Department of Consumer and Food Sciences hosted a Taste of Africa Event on 7 June 2018
Department of Consumer and Food Sciences hosted a a feast from nature in collaboration with the NRF-COE Food Security on cultural history and the history of the Koi-Khoi from 18 to 19 September 2018
Other activities - NAS Transformation Desk 2018:
Department of Physics - An undergraduate student working with Prof Chris Theron is developing the first two posters in a series profiling African physicists
Department of Physics has proposed a glossary of physics terms project to the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP)
Department of Statistics - Merging of client view of transformation versus company view of transformation (student vs institution)
Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology - Funding for previously disadvantaged students and industry partners have been identified who will provide bursaries (CGIS is helping three students).
Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology - South African Weather Services (SAWS) is funding Meteorology students (second year (1), third years and honours)
Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) - has a a formal programme with the University of Venda, through the Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB). They have a shortage of supervisory capacity and research equipment, access to literature, etc. FABI supports them through co-supervision of some of their students to share our experience and help add to their capacity. They also use FABI facilities for some of their work.
FABI also runs a mentorship programme for undergraduate students (which led to the University undergraduate mentorship programme), predominantly targeting Black, Indian and Coloured students, that connects an undergraduate student to a postgraduate student - getting them in contact with the research environment, with payment that adds to their financial security.