Dr Mkhwanazi receives award from national science and technology forum
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Dr Mkhwanazi receives award from national science and technology forum

VUT’s Chancellor: Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi

Azande Ralephenya

Vaal University of Technology’s Chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi has received a Special Award at the 2017/2018 National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) -South32 Awards.

The Special Award is in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the NSTF Awards. A unique variation of the Awards trophy has been commissioned, which is called the Ukhozi Award. In a letter written to the Chancellor, Jansie Niehaus, Executive Director of NSTF, mentions that the decision to award Dr Mkhwanazi was not a difficult one at all. In fact, he proves an ideal candidate.

The board looked around at names in the broader science community in South Africa, and decided the best way to celebrate would be to award someone who has made an essential contribution to the NSTF and the establishment and continuation of the NSTF Awards.

Dr Mkhwanazi received the individually made trophy at the Award Gala Dinner on 28 June 2018, presented by the NSTF Chairman, Prof Ali Dhansay in the presence of his esteemed peers and the Minister of Science and Technology, Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

The VUT community wishes to congratulate Dr Mkhwanazi on yet another milestone achievement!

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