Prof. Loyiso Nongxa

Prof. Loyiso Nongxa retired as Professor of Mathematics at the University of theWitwatersrand in December 2018 having spent 18 years at the university as a member of the Senior Executive Team – as Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research (2000 to 2002), Vice-Chancellor and Principal (2003 to 2013) and Founding Director of the Centre for Mathematical and

Dr Rob Adam

Dr Rob Adam’s career spans over 35 years. He holds a PhD, a MSc, and BSc Honours in Physics, all from the University of South Africa (UNISA). His career spans in academia and the public sector where he has previously worked as a lecturer at the University of Natal until he joined the public service

Prof. Daya Reddy

Prof. Reddy has Engineering Degrees from the University of Cape Town and Cambridge University. He was appointed Professor of Applied Mathematics in 1989, and South African Research Chair in Computational Mechanics in 2006. He is currently Director at the Centre for Research in Computational and Applied Mechanics Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of

Prof. Neil Turok

Prof. Turok (PhD Imperial College London, 1983) was recently appointed as the Inaugural Higgs Chair by the University of Edinburgh.  He held the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics at Perimeter Institute. He was Perimeter’s Director from 2008 to 2019, in recognition of which he was awarded the title of Director

Dr Nasima Badsha

Dr Badsha holds an MSc from the University of Natal and is the former chief executive officer of the Cape Higher Education Consortium. In December 2020, she received the degree Doctor of Education (DEd), honoris causa, from Stellenbosch University, in recognition of her visionary, courageous and innovative leadership in steering the transformation of the higher education