The second round of the Tuks Young Research Leader Programme (TYRLP) was held at the University of Pretoria (UP) on 4 and 5 October 2016, involving 20 new fellows from seven faculties. The inaugural round of this programme was launched in November 2015 and formed a strong foundation for future rounds. The TYRLP is an initiative of UP, in partnership with the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP), Knowinnovation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

The programme was proposed and developed in response to the increasingly complex challenges facing the world, with a focus on Africa. The fellows are all emerging academic leaders and are considered potential 'game changers' at UP. The programme serves early-career researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities, using a highly interactive approach to training, peer support, mentorship and application of skills to leadership projects.

 

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The 2016 TYRLP Fellows

Dr Zorodzai<br />Dube
Dr Zorodzai
Dube

South Africa
Dr Paul<br />Razafimandimby
Dr Paul
Razafimandimby

South Africa
Dr Marde<br />Helbig
Dr Marde
Helbig

South Africa
Dr Kgomotso<br />Sibeko-Matjila
Dr Kgomotso
Sibeko-Matjila

South Africa
Dr Michelle<br />Greve
Dr Michelle
Greve

South Africa
Mr Neil<br />Morris
Mr Neil
Morris

South Africa
Dr Giulia<br />Esposito
Dr Giulia
Esposito

South Africa
Dr Juan<br />Vorster
Dr Juan
Vorster

South Africa
Mrs Robyn<br />White
Mrs Robyn
White

South Africa
Dr Thulani<br />Hlatshwayo
Dr Thulani
Hlatshwayo

South Africa
Dr Sarita<br />Maree
Dr Sarita
Maree

South Africa
Dr Thulani<br />Makhalanyane
Dr Thulani
Makhalanyane

South Africa
Dr Jean-Baptiste<br />Ramond
Dr Jean-Baptiste
Ramond

South Africa
Dr Maitumeleng<br />Nthontho
Dr Maitumeleng
Nthontho

South Africa
Dr Paul<br />Smit
Dr Paul
Smit

South Africa
Dr Alistair<br />McTaggart
Dr Alistair
McTaggart

South Africa
Prof Brett<br />Hurley
Prof Brett
Hurley

South Africa
Dr Michael<br />Chapwanya
Dr Michael
Chapwanya

South Africa
Dr Herbert<br />Kanengoni
Dr Herbert
Kanengoni

South Africa
Dr Natalie<br />Keough
Dr Natalie
Keough

South Africa