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UWC scientist selected as part of Next Einstein Forum

Written by: Tlou Legodi

University of the Western Cape (UWC) scientist and lecturer Dr Fanelwa Ngece-Ajayi has been selected to be part of the Next Einstein Forum's 2019-2021 fellows programme.

She founder and leader of the non-profit organisation, AmaQawe ngeMfundo, which aims to change the negative stereotypes about townships, visiting schools with makeshift equipment and exciting experiments to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

John Maytham speaks to her about the programme.

What we have now is a situation where we have patients who not only die because of the disease which you have but they also die because of the toxicity that the drugs do to their bodies. What I try to do now is [check] if... the nurse or doctor is able to pick up the concentration of that drug within the body.

Fanelwa Ngece-Ajayi, Scientist - University of the Western Cape

Fanelwa Ngece-Ajayi says:

I've always been a person that whatever I know, I want to explain it to the next person because I won't be young forever because: Who is going to be the next Fanelwa? There has to be one, two or three.

Fanelwa Ngece-Ajayi, Scientist - University of the Western Cape

I always advocate that young academics, especially in the area that we are in... go out and educate our young people and share the little bit.

Fanelwa Ngece-Ajayi, Scientist - University of the Western Cape

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : UWC scientist selected as part of Next Einstein Forum




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