Wits in 60 seconds - our weekly news digest
As South Africa is celebrating Heritage Month, the country’s meteorite heritage has grown to over 50, with two recent new discoveries made by a South African farmer in the Northern Cape province. Not only did Wits experts confirm these as meteorites, but also showed that they are distinctly different, despite being found only a kilometre apart.
The newly refurbished and rebranded Wits Sibanye-Stillwater Innovation Bridge, a Wits Centenary Project funded by Sibanye-Stillwater, connects the East and West Braamfontein campuses and aligns with Wits’ strategy to develop an ‘innovation spine’ – geographic locations where brilliant minds unite to create impactful solutions across all disciplines.
Leerin Michaela Perumal and Cade Ribeiro Peters receive a life-changing opportunity for their potential contributions to physics by bagging SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships.
The Research Office celebrated researchers who have realised incredible achievements in the past year. In total, 7 researchers were recognised for receiving major awards, 36 researchers had their NRF ratings renewed and 43 received their new NRF ratings.
Women mining new frontiers: Two black women visionaries are breaking barriers and reshaping mining engineering. In a field traditionally dominated by men, the accomplishments of Wits alumni Drs Pontsho Twala and Adwoa Issaka are inspirational.