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The O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative: Meet the team aiming to contribute to transforming the African research landscape

The O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative (ORTARChI) is pleased to announce that it has selected the Initiative’s first ten host institutions and individual research Chairholders. ORTARChI is an initiative of South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), in partnership with the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation (OATF), Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and seven councils of the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI).

Members of the media and the public are invited to the official launch of the Chairs on 27 October, as part of the 2020 Tambo Month Celebrations. The virtual event will be a panel discussion led by South Africa’s Minister of Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande and will be held on what would have been O.R. Tambo’s 103rd birthday.

Download the full media release below:

Details of the O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative Launch:
Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Time: 14:30 – 16:30 SAST (12:30 – 14:30 GMT)
To register for the event, please go to: http://nrf.ac.za/or_tambo_africa_research_chairs_initiative_launch

For Media queries can be directed to:

Candice Molefe
Manager: Media and Internal Communications
National Research Foundation
Tel: +27(0) 12 48 14054/+27 72 485 0725
Email: candice.molefe@nrf.ac.za

Natasha Allie
Project and Communications Manager
Oliver& Adelaide Tambo Foundation
Tel: +27(0) 11 880 2680/+27 82 422 6547
Email: natasha@tambofoundation.org.za

                   or

Nsama Mataka
Programme Officer: Promotion
National Science and Technology Council
Tel: +260 211 255854
Email:nmataka@nstc.org.zm

Lenganji Sikapizye
Programme Assistant Promotion
National Science and Technology Council
Tel: +260 211 255854
Email:lsikapizye@nstc.org.zm


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