South African professor receives prestigious award

University of South Africa (Unisa) Unesco-Unisa chair in nanosciences and nanotechnology Professor Malik Maaza has been awarded the African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Award for Scientific Excellence (Auknase), recognising his pioneering work in science and technology. The award is the AU’s the highest level of the Auknase programme and celebrates top African scientists for their valuable achievements, research and discoveries. "Professor Maaza and the team under his leadership have been the first worldwide to report several scientific phenomena. Carrying the bulk of his research in South Africa generally, he pioneered world-class nanoscience research within the continent and at the international level.