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South Africa reaps bumper crop of A-ratings


Numbers are up, yet Black and women researchers stay scarce in elite tier

South Africa awarded nearly three times more first-time A-ratings to its top researchers this year than last, but white men still dominate the accolade.

The National Research Foundation announced 19 new A-rated researchers during its annual awards ceremony on 1 September. The NRF awards A-ratings to the country’s most decorated scientists, so-called “leading international researchers” in their fields.

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