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Welcome to the NSTF Awards, the flagship project of the

National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)

in partnership with BHP Billiton since 2011

The NSTF Awards encourage and reward excellence in Scientific Research, Technological Innovation, Management and related activities, Capacity Building, Communication and Education thereby honouring and celebrating outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) since 1998, and in partnership with BHP Billiton since 2011.

Nominations closed on 6 March 2015 with resounding success that saw a steep increase of 33% in participation from last year! The process that will follow is:

  • Announcement of the nominees during April 2015 through the Awards eNewsletter
  • Announcement of the finalists during May 2015 through the Awards eNewsletter
  • Acknowledgement of the finalists during the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner, 2 July 2015 in Gauteng
  • Announcement and celebration of the winners at the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner with the Patron, the Minister of Science and Technology, 2 July 2015.
  • Coverage of the Awards nationwide through the official Media Partners namely; Business Report (carried by Pretoria News, The Star, Cape Time and The Mercury) and Mail&Guardian newspapers, the latter includes online profiling, on Friday, 3 July 2015.
  • Launch of the next round of activities of the NSTF Awards Share ‘n Dare programme with the new winners aimed at profiling the winners as role models amongst the Youth.

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The theme for the 2014/15 NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards is LIGHT.
2015 is the International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies - as declared by UNESCO.

For more information – visit http://www.light2015.org
Why light matters, and what is photonics?
Watch videos here: including the official video trailer for Cosmic Light IYL2015,
Visit the National Laser Centre at the CSIR

Department of Science and Technology

Business Report
      Last updated: 26 March, 2015

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