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SAEON Advisory Board

The Advisory Board advises the SAEON National Office and the National Research Foundation (NRF) at policy level. The specific terms of reference for the Advisory Board are to:

  • provide strategic direction consistent with national priorities;
  • develop policy frameworks consistent with stakeholder expectations;
  • facilitate high-level networking and communication;
  • evaluate progress; and
  • advise the NRF CEO and President

The Advisory Board performs an annual review of the National Office. The review focuses on the annual report, minutes of meetings of the Advisory Board, and the goals set in the annual Business Plan.

The term of the current Advisory Board has expired and a process is under way to appoint a new Advisory body, which will be known as the Advisory Council.

Members of  Advisory Board (2007 - 2011)

Mbangi Nepfumbada (Chair)

Chief Director: Water Resource Information Management, Department of Water Affairs

Ditebogo Kgomo

Director: Nuclear Safety, Department of Energy

Prof Duma Malaza

Chief Executive Officer: Higher Education South Africa.

 Imraan Patel

Chief Director: Science and Technology for Economic Impact, Department of Science and Technology

Vangile Titi

Deputy Director-General: Agricultural Production and Resource Management, National Department of Agriculture

Prof Richard Cowling

Research Professor: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Shonisani Munzhedzi

Chief Director: Biodiversity Management, Department of Environmental Affairs

Johan Pauw (ex officio)

Managing Director, SAEON

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