NITheCS Associate and lecturer Dr Mesias Alfeus (Stellenbosch University), together with two Honours students, has co-authored a paper that looks at an investment model for fine wine in SA.
“You are capable of so much more than you or those around you can ever imagine. It will take hard work and sacrifice, but when you look back and see all that has been accomplished, you’ll be surprised!”
The future of the mathematical sciences in South Africa rests on the shoulders of young scientists. They are the future professors, leading researchers, and supervisors of the next generation of students.
Prof Inger Fabris-Rotelli, an associate professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Pretoria, says that being in a STEM field is incredibly rewarding. It is fast-paced and growing.
‘We’re not going to have the rest of the world providing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that are applicable to Africa. For that reason, we need to have home-grown research coming out of our own labs.’
The DSI and NRF have accepted the application for Stellenbosch University (SU) and its consortium partners to host the SU-led National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NITheCS).