Monday, November 05, 2007

South Africa: Prize for Propolis-Based ‘Biobalsam’

‘Innovation Should Influence Society‘
Mike Loewe, The Herald (South Africa), 11/5/2007

Students in the humanities have been urged by Rhodes vice-chancellor Dr Saleem Badat to enter the department of science and technology‘s lucrative National Innovation Competition and take on the business and science students.

The top three Rhodes competitors were announced at a dinner at Kingswood College‘s Wyvern Club. They now go forward for national consideration for prizes of R300 000, R250 000 and R150 000….

A panel made up of Rhodes academics and Grahamstown business people chose ichthyologists Ernst Frederick Thompson and Paul Collett‘s project “Biobalsam: The natural answer for fungal control in aquaculture” which is based on propolis gum produced by bees, for the R50 000 first prize…

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