The NRF-SAIAB, through the African Coelacanth Ecosystem (ACEP) Phuhlisa Programme has been supporting marine science at four historically disadvantaged Higher Education Institutions (HDIs), i.e. the University of Fort Hare, Walter Sisulu University, University of the Western Cape and the University of Zululand for over 10 years, by providing access to research infrastructure and funding.
The Department of Science and Innovation has secured significant funding for the establishment of a ground-breaking Joint Marine Laboratories (JML) Programme at the four HDIs. Administered through NRF-SAIAB, the funding will operate as a pilot phase of five years. For the next phase of this programme, the University of Zululand (UniZulu) will be the third HDI, launching the DSI/NRF-SAIAB/UNIZULU Joint Marine Laboratory for Ecotoxicology, thereby bringing cutting edge research equipment to UNIZULU.
It is our honour to be inviting you to the launch of the JML on Tuesday, 5 December 2023 starting at 10:00am. Please see below is the official Programme for the day.
Here is the Zoom link for the virtual broadcast of the launch: https://zoom.us/j/96151587843
We look forward to having you in attendance at this live broadcast.