With the DST/NRF funding for South African participants in Inkaba yeAfrica Phase II (2009 – 2013) finalized, Inkaba saw its first official student intake of 38 students up to end August 2009. During 2009, 12 x students graduated. A complete list of new Hons, MSc and PhD students can be viewed under Resources > Capacity Building.
A further intake for 2010 saw 51 new graduates joining the Inkaba yeAfrica Programme with a breakdown of 8 x PhD, 26 x MSc and 17 x Hons students. 60% male and 40% female students. (Note: Student Poster 2010 (1))
In total, by mid 2010 - 88 graduate students enrolled with a breakdown of 18 x PhD, 46 x MSc and 24 x Hons students. Up to mid-2010, 5 students have already graduated and a further 10 MSc and PhD students are expected to graduate in December 2010.
Since August 2010 the SA Inkaba student numbers increased to 105 students. (Note: Student Poster 2010 (2) once ready at beginning of November 2010, to be released at the annual Inkaba workshop in Potsdam, Germany from 1 - 5 November 2010.
Without DST and NRF's support this would never have realised. Inkaba's heartfelt appreciation and gratitude yet again towards our DST and NRF counterparts in South Africa.
For a full list of names and degrees, refer to the Inkaba 2010 Student list
Special Delivery: Dr Daniel Moeketsi (CSIR, Cape Town), a Phase I student who successfully completed his PhD under the mentorship of Prof. Ludwig Combrinck at Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) near Pretoria. Daniel is now mentoring his own Inkaba yeAfrica student, Mr Valentino van de Heyde from UWC. Valentino is thus the first Inkaba yeAfrica 2nd generation student.
From left to right, Inkaba's 1st 2nd generation student, Valentino van de Heyde (UWC), Elronah Schaap (Smit) - Inkaba Liaison, Daniel Moeketsi (CSIR and Valentino's mentor), Marisa Nickola (MSc - UP) and Roelf Botha (PhD - SU), at the SAIP2010 Conference at the CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria