Come Back: How Africa Attracts its Young Scientists
In Pretoria, the 7th December 2017, during the Science Forum South Africa, there has been a session called "Come Back: How Africa Attracts Its Young Scientists".
"We want to change the representation of the female scientist"
My name is Mantombi Ngoloyi. I am South African. And I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Paul-Sabatier in Toulouse, France.
"We need African doctors to come back to teach younger ones and produce more PhDs"
My name is Patience Mthunzi-Kufa. I come from Soweto here in South Africa, which is the South Western Township that's to the south of Pretoria. I currently reside in Pretoria, in Pretoria east, in an area called Die Wilgers. And I work for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, long for CSIR. And my profession is, I am currently a research group leader, which means I lead a group of scientists, at PhD, masters as well as post-PhD level.
Anton Le Roex:
"African governments need to make opportunities available"
My name is Anton Le Roex, I'm from the University of Cape Town. I'm the dean of the faculty of science.