Academic honoured

Retired University of the Western Cape vice chancellor Professor Brian O’Connell received a lifetime achievement award from the National Research Foundation for his contributions towards the development of science in and for South Africa. At the awards ceremony, in Bloemfontein on Thursday September 14, the foundation’s CEO Dr Molapo Qobela, said Professor O’Connell had “committed his life to delivering quality education” and had “ initiated and inspired institutional change”. The annual NRF Awards recognise and celebrate South African research excellence.