Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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6 Mar 2021
4:02 pm

Scientific Merit Awards honour SA’s Covid-19 warriors

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

This year's ceremony took place at a time when science has been in the forefront to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Scientists leading the charge in the fight against Covid-19 were among those who were honoured at this year's South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Scientific Merit Awards This year's ceremony was no ordinary prize-giving, as they took place at a time when science has been at the forefront of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. For at least one laureate, Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, the moment highlighted the importance of allowing science to lead in times of crisis. Bekker is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre. Also Read: Covid-19...