PROFESSOR MALEGAPURU MAKGOBA RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

PROFESSOR MALEGAPURU MAKGOBA RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Vice-Chancellor Professor Malegapuru Makgoba has received the first South African-German Science Award at a special function held recently in Johannesburg. The award honours Professor Makgoba for his contribution as one of South Africa’s “top researchers and scientists”.

The presentation of the award formed part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry at which Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr Philipp Rösler, were present.

In a letter to the University community, Mrs Phumla Mnganga, Chair of Council, congratulated Professor Makgoba on the prestigious achievement. ‘This serves to reaffirm the global recognition and respect that he continues to earn for his contributions to science. Council acknowledges his leadership in advancing the scientific endeavour at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and in South Africa,’ said Mrs Mnganga.


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