Science: UKZN's Makgoba receives Philip Tobias Award

2008-05-20 00:00

Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of KZN, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, is the recipient of the 2008 Philip Tobias Lecture Award.

The award is presented biannually by the Department of Science and Technology to a distinguished scientist in recognition of that person’s outstanding contribution to science and for being a role model in his or her field.

The lecture series was established by the department in 2004, providing a platform for prominent scientists from all over the world to share their experiences with South Africa.

“I feel inspired and humbled by the honour, in particular because it was Philip Tobias who has been a great inspiration and unifier for science and society in South Africa for many years,” said Makgoba.

Makgoba’s lecture will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on September 17.

His CV, and achievements in the field, were not available from UKZN yesterday.

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