2017 – Mark Solms

Professor Solms is the Director of Neuropsychology in the Neurosciences Institute at the University of Cape Town, is internationally recognised for his work in the fields of psychoanalysis and neuropsychoanalysis and is a pioneer in these fields. He currently serves on an array of international and local bodies including the International Psychoanalytical Association, the American… Read more »

2016 – Robert Millar

Professor Robert (Bob) Millar is the Director of the Centre for Endocrinology at the University of Pretoria. He is also a Research Fellow at the Universities of Cape Town and Edinburgh and Professor Emeritus at the University of St Andrews. Bob was born in South Africa and grew up in Zimbabwe. He completed a Bachelor… Read more »

2016 – Lynn Morris

Prof Lynn Morris is the Head of HIV Virology within the Centre for HIV & STIs based at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS). She holds a joint appointment as a Research Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand and is a Research… Read more »

2015 – Xolela Mangcu

Dr Xolela Mangcu is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town and has held fellowships at the prestigious Brookings Institution, the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is a leading columnist and political commentator and has published… Read more »

2015 – Brenda Wingfield

Dr Brenda Wingfield is a Professor in Genetics at the University of Pretoria, holds the SARChI Chair in Fungal Genomics and is internationally recognised as a world leader in her field. She serves in leadership roles in both national and international structures as Vice-President of the Academy of Science of South Africa, convener of the… Read more »

2014 – Helen Rees

Professor Helen Rees of the University of the Witwatersrand, the fifteenth recipient of the Award since its inception, is the founder and Executive Director of the Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute (Wits RHI), the University’s largest research institute which also serves as a WHO and UNAIDS Collaborating Centre in reproductive health and HIV and… Read more »

2013 – Keertan Dheda

Durban-born Keertan Dheda is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of the Division of Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town. He has received several other prestigious awards including the MRC Gold Scientific Achievement Award and the 2010 International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Scientific Award. Dheda has published over 145 peer-reviewed papers in international journals including… Read more »

2012 – Robin Crewe

Johannesburg-born Robin Crewe is Professor of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria (UP) and a NRF-rated scientist. The thirteenth recipient of the Award (and the first from UP), he is a founder member of the Academy of Science of South Africa, a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, the Royal Entomological… Read more »

2011 — Les Underhill

Emeritus Professor Les Underhill is a Senior Scholar at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the director of the Animal Demography Unit (ADU) in the Department of Zoology. He was the twelfth recipient of the Fellowship and the fifth from UCT. Underhill holds a PhD in Mathematical Statistics from UCT (1973) but drifted from these… Read more »

2010 — Duncan Mitchell

The eleventh recipient of the Fellowship, Germiston-born Professor Duncan Mitchell is a NRF A1-rated scientist and holds the position of Emeritus Professor of Physiology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a founder member of the Academy of Science of South Africa, a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, Honorary Fellow of the… Read more »

2009 — Jill Farrant

Professor Jill Farrant holds a Research Chair of Molecular Physiology of Plant Desiccation Tolerance in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the at University of Cape Town. The tenth recipient of the Award and the fourth from UCT, she is an acknowledged world leader in her field and her contributions to science received… Read more »

2008 — Philippe-Joseph Salazar

Dr Philippe-Joseph Salazar, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Director of the Centre for Rhetoric Studies at the University of Cape Town, was the ninth recipient of the Award and the third from UCT. Trained in philosophy at the Ecole normale superieure in Paris, he studied under some of France’s most important intellectuals such as Emmanuel… Read more »

2007 — Winston Hide

Two Fellowships were awarded in 2007 – to Professors Winston Hide and Jeff Guy. Hide was the founder and a Director of the South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) at the University of the Western Cape and received the Award for his leading role in establishing SANBI and developing the field of Bioinformatics in South Africa and on… Read more »

2007 — Jeff Guy

Two Fellowships were awarded in 2007 – to Professors Jeff Guy and Winston Hide. Jeff Guy, Professor Emeritus of History and Research Fellow at the Campbell Collections,  University of KwaZulu-Natal, makes history come alive and has a story of his own to tell: “Working as a teacher in London in the 1960s, I gave a… Read more »

2006 — Paul Cilliers

In 2006 Dr Paul Cilliers, Professor of Deconstruction, Cultural Philosophy and Scientific Philosophy and Ethics in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch, was awarded the Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding achievements in developing a general understanding of the characteristics and nature of complex systems. He became the sixth recipient of the… Read more »

2005 — Norman Owen-Smith

Professor Norman Owen-Smith, Emeritus Research Professor in the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of the at Witwatersrand, was awarded the Fellowship in 2005 – the fifth recipient of the Award and the second from Wits. An A rated scientist, Owen-Smith’s interests lie in the ecology of large mammalian herbivores and… Read more »

2004 — Igor Barashenkov

Two Fellowships were awarded by the Trust in 2004, jointly to Professors Igor Barashenkov and Frank Brombacher of the University of Cape Town to allow them to pursue their respective research interests in Europe. Barashenkov obtained his MSc from Moscow State University and his PhD in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics from the Joint Institute for… Read more »

2004 — Frank Brombacher

Two Fellowships were awarded in 2004, jointly to Professors Frank Brombacher and Igor Barashenkov of the University of Cape Town. Professor Frank Brombacher trained as a molecular biologist in bacterial genetics at the University of Freiburg and obtained his PhD in 1989 as a member of the group of Nobel Laureate Professor Georges Koehler at… Read more »

2002 — Jan-Hendrik Hofmeyr

Jan-Hendrik Hofmeyr, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Stellenbosch, received the Fellowship for his work in Systems Biology. He was the second recipient of the Award and the first from the University of Stellenbosch. He comments on his work “A systems biologist studies whole organisms from an integrative and systemic perspective. My work in… Read more »

2001 — David Glasser

David Glasser, Professor of Chemical Engineering and founder and director of the Centre of Material and Process Synthesis (COMPS) at the University of the Witwatersrand, was awarded the inaugural Fellowship in 2001. Said Glasser at the time “The Trust has set a good example of realising the potential of the people in this country. Given… Read more »