A RHODES University academic has been honoured with the National Research Foundation's (NRF) Lifetime Achievement Award.
Professor Tebello Nyo- kong, 61, was among South Africa's top researchers at the NRF's 28th annual awards ceremony held at The Boardwalk Hotel in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
The Lifetime Achievement Award – the top accolade of the evening – recognises her contribution to scientific research and the mentoring of researchers.
"I received the lifetime award on behalf of my students. The award acknowledges years of hard work from me and my students, hence it is a great honour," Nyokong, a widowed mother of two, said.
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