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Monday, 14 October 2019

Jovial lecturer joins SAYAS

ASTOUNDING: Department of Chemical Engineering Lecturer Dr Moses Basitere inaugurated as a member of South African Young Academy of Science. ASTOUNDING: Department of Chemical Engineering Lecturer Dr Moses Basitere inaugurated as a member of South African Young Academy of Science.

Department of Chemical Engineering Lecturer Dr Moses Basitere was floating on cloud nine after being inaugurated as one of ten new members of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS).

“I really feel excited that I was chosen as one of the 10 young South Africans to join SAYAS and also that my hard work and dedication to research and community engagement is being recognised on a national platform,” Basitere said.

SAYAS members are young scientists below the age of 40, who have PhDs and are deemed excellent in their fields of expertise. These includes pure and applied sciences, humanities, social sciences and the arts. It was launched in October 2011 and provides a national platform where leading young scientists can access international networking and career development opportunities. 

The luminous Basitere said: “I am grateful for my postgraduate supervisors who laid a good foundation and passion for meaningful research…I also think that the two research niche areas (Treatment of industrial wastewater and Engineering education, which focused on improving teaching and learning) has also contributed to my nomination as both this research niche area contributed to society and student development. 

“Personally coming from a village of Lufule in Venda, Limpopo, this achievement can motivate someone coming from the same background that they can achieve anything through hard work and dedication, it also means that it doesn’t matter where you come from and the struggle you have faced, one can always reach their dreams through hard work and determination.”

The ambitious lecturer aspires to become an associate professor at CPUT and hopefully to join the Academy of Science of South Africa(ASSAF) in the near future.

Written by Aphiwe Boyce