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					                                                                      The Secretariat
                                                                        P O Box 9823
                                                                     PRETORIA 0001
                                                                 Tel: (012) 841 3987
                                                                 Fax: (012) 841 3025
                                                              E-mail: nstf@csir.co.za
                                                             Website: www.nstf.org.za




                        The NSTF Awards 2000
    Honoring Role Models in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET)

                                       Entry Form
Help us to recognize
 Those individuals who have made the most significant contribution in
  SET, thereby establishing themselves as role models

       Over a lifetime,

       Over the last two years through research and innovation

       Over the last two years through activities other than research and
        innovation; and

 Those organizations which have made the most significant contribution
  to SET:

       A corporate organization in the last ten years,

       An SMME over the last three years, and

         A Not-for-Profit organization over the last three years,

 by nominating candidates in these categories for awards by 30th
  November 2000

Read this entry form (also available by E-mail (nstf@csir.co.za)from the secretariat or on the
NSTF website (http://www.nstf.org.za), complete the nomination as prescribed on pages 2,3,
and 4, comprising the form, the motivation and for individuals a brief CV, one nomination per
organization or individual and submit it to the Secretariat at the address above or deliver to
NSTF at the CSIR Campus, Building 41, Room 326, Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria, Pretoria
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What are the NSTF Awards?
The NSTF awards for outstanding contributions to Science, Engineering and Technology, this being the
third annual event, are a part of the NSTF's effort to encourage South African businesses and institutions
to invest more human and financial resources in science and technology and to encourage more young
South Africans to devote their energies in this field so that sufficient new technology is developed in
South Africa to underpin the national economic growth needed to achieve a better quality of life for all
South Africans. They are being made annually and the criteria for the awards are set out below. By re-
defining the categories three new awards have been created this year. Organizations or individuals that
have won NSTF awards previously will for the present not be considered for awards again.
                                                                      Who are the past winners?
                                                                              1998:Two awards:
What are the Categories?        Definitions                           The Individual winner:
        Category: Awards for Individuals                              Prof Mike Wingfield (FABI, Pretoria
         These awards will be made to those three individuals in         University)
         South Africa who have made the most significant              The Organizational winner
         contribution to science , engineering and technology:         Radmaste under Prof John Bradley
        The first over a lifetime,                                           1999: Three Awards
        The second through research and innovation over              The individual winner:
                                                                       Mr Derek Fish
         the last two years, and
                                                                            (Univ of Zululand Science Centre)
        The third over the last two years through activities         The corporate winner:
         other than research and innovation and who                    CSIR, and
         represent role models for others to follow.                  The SMME winner
                                                                       Expo for Young Scientists
        Category: Awards for Organizations
         These three awards will be made to those organizations in South Africa in the categories
         described below, that have made the most significant contribution to science, engineering and
         technology in the period defined.
        A corporate organization or institution or one of its divisions or Departments in the last
         ten years,
        An SMME, operating as a business for profit, defined as having less than 50 employees
         or an annual turnover less than R30m over the last three years A company wholly
         owned by a corporate, or corporately controlled company would not qualify, and
        A Not-for Profit Organization over the last three years. These could be associated with
         a corporate organization or institution but must at least operate at arms length.

What is the Process?
Nominations will be called for from the end of August for submission by the end of November 2000.

The nomination form on page 4 should be completed and signed by the nominator and the seconder.

It should then be submitted, to the address given on page 1, together with a brief CV and a motivation,
using the entry criteria headings set out on page 3 such that the work for which the individual or
organization is being nominated is clearly identified and described.

An adjudication panel of independent judges, representing all sectors in the NSTF, will be assembled to
select the winners. They will review the nominations by mid-February 2001 and will decide on a number
of finalists considered eligible for the award and may then arrange interviews of a short list towards the
end of February.

In late March/early April, up to six winners, one from each of the six categories, will be announced and
presented with the prestigious, specially-made trophies at a Gala Dinner planned for and dedicated
exclusively to this occasion, to be held at a venue to be announced.

The decisions of the adjudicators are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
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What are the Entry Criteria?

Nominations will be judged according to the following criteria and the nomination should be set
out providing input under each of these headings. Other material submitted may not be
considered in the evaluation process.

General –Science Engineering and Technology are defined in the broadest sense to encompass both
the natural and human sciences and all direct applications and efforts to mobilize knowledge in these
fields. In the context of these criteria and these awards “ project/s “ should be taken to include “or a
portfolio of projects” and is meant to embrace research projects, construction projects or development
projects.
The nominator should, in one or two sentences, give a general description of the contribution for which
the individual or organization is nominated .

1.      The Contribution to the Advancement of Science/Technological Innovation/New
        Knowledge Generated.
Describe the scientific or technological uniqueness, the contribution has made to the advancement of science and
the novelty of the project or portfolio of projects. To what extent did this project make a contribution to the creation
of new science and technology knowledge, both nationally and internationally?
2.      The Practical Application / Implementation.
Describe how this knowledge has been applied in practical applications and situations .
3.      Relevance to South Africa and its People.
To what extent have the outputs and findings been applied to improve the quality of life of, or generate wealth for ,
the people of South Africa? How has this output impacted on the people and wider communities involved? How has
this output impacted on the environment. Also, what impact on the environment?
4.      Commercial Impact and Contribution to S&T policy
What was the commercial impact of this project? How did this output create wealth both for the individual and the
companies involved and the national economic system? How did this project contribute to the establishment or
improvement of Science, Engineering and Technology Policy in South Africa?
5.      Promotion of Public Understanding of Science and Technology
To what extent have the project/s contributed to the promotion of public understanding of science and technology?
6.      Promotion of Education in this field as a contribution to the Public Understanding of
        science and technology
To what extent have the project/s contributed to the promotion of education?
7.      Social and Economic Sustainability.
What are the vision and plans for the future growth and success of the nominated projects/s?. Where did this idea
start and where is it really going? What future value will be added to the South African community and how will this
project or organization be supported? In short, will this project add value to the community and will it be
sustainable?
8.      National and International Recognition
Has this output received any recognition from any bodies outside the immediate working environment of
the nominee, considered nationally and internationally?
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                                     THE NSTF AWARDS 2000
  for OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS to SCIENCE, ENGINEERING and TECHNOLOGY

                                        NOMINATION FORM

Name of the Company or Individual Nominated:

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

In the case of an Individual:
Current position…………………………………………………………….. NRF Rating (if applicable)…….
Age……….Highest qualification………………………………………………………………………………….
Awards received , if applicable…………………………………………………………………………………...

Category of Nomination: Please mark the relevant box (The candidate is nominated as an…)
More than one category may be selected where appropriate. However nominees may only win or be a
runner-up for one award. The adjudicators reserve the right to change the category selected where they
consider the selection to be inappropriate

Individual over a lifetime                              Corporate Organization

Individual through research                             Small or Medium Sized Organization
and innovation
Individual through activities other than                Not-for-Profit organization
research and innovation

Contact Information:
                       Nominee                         Nominator                      Seconder
e-mail
Physical Address


Postal Address


Telephone:
Fax:
Cell:
Nominator’s Name                                       Seconder’s Name:

……………….…………………………………………….                              ………………...…………………………………………….
Signature:                                             Signature:
…………………………..…………………………………                              …………….………………………………………………...

Specific contribution / project / output the candidate is nominated for:

				
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