SAHPRA CEO wins Management accolade at “Science Oscars”

Pretoria, 22 July 2022 – SAHPRA CEO, Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela, clinched a Management Award at last night’s 24th National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards, that recognises outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET), and innovation.

According to NSTF, Dr Semete-Makokotlela earned her accolade as “she successfully led the authorisation of a number of COVID-19 diagnostic tests, vaccines and therapies during the COVID-19 pandemic, is a sterling testament to her drive and passion to ensure that the regulator is an enabler”.

Dr Semete-Makokotlela was up against some worthy nominees within the Management category from various South African universities across the country. The other categories included: scientific research, innovation, SET management and related activities, capacity development in engineering research, environmental sustainability and biodiversity conservation, water research and innovation, data for research, and science communication.

The Head of SAHPRA praised and acknowledged her family, her team and Board for their support and commitment as her victory is not only reflective of her leadership and drive but the abilities, dedication, and endeavours from the organisation and its workforce – #TeamSAHPRA.

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Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Mr Buti Manamela, congratulates SAHPRA CEO, Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela
SAHPRA board members and CEO
L-R SAHPRA Board Chairperson, Professor Helen Rees, SAHPRA CEO, Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela, and SAHPRA Board Vice Chairperson, Dr Obakeng Khaole