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South Africa’s Royal Society elects first woman president

Stephanie Burton says body should be ‘voice for ethics and integrity’ in research

Stephanie Burton has been elected to head the Royal Society of South Africa, the first woman to do so in the body’s 111-year existence.

Burton was chosen on 8 October. She is the vice principal for research and postgraduate education at the University of Pretoria, and has a background in biochemistry.

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