Distribution team lends its support to women in science

September 10, 2019

Tata International in Africa celebrated women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) industries by awarding scholarships worth over R500,000 to six recipients at the 2019 South African Women in Science Awards (SAWiSA).

Mr Len Brand, Executive Director and Head – Distribution Vertical, and Dr Gerda Botha, Chairperson of the Board of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) handed out the awards.

The awards ceremony took place at The Boardwalk Hotel in Port Elizabeth on August 15, 2019. The theme for this year’s awards was ‘Making the Fourth Industrial Revolution Work for Women’. In particular, the “fourth industrial revolution (4IR) has been defined as technological development that blurs the lines between the physical, digital, and biological systems.” The awards celebrated the major role that women in both the Natural and Engineering Sciences and the Humanities and Social Sciences have to play in the 4IR.

SAWiSA is an initiative of the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology and was hosted by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande.

The awardees were:

  • Master’s beneficiaries: Ms Sarah Jane Selkirk, Ms Sibabalo Noludwe and Ms Mokgadi Mahlatse Nchabeleng
  • Doctoral beneficiaries: Ms Nomonde Sharon Malanda, Ms Katekani Shingange and Ms Julia Lynn Healy

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