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South Africa

South Africa


The CODATA member organisation for South Africa is the National Research Foundation.

‘The mandate of the NRF is to promote and support research through funding, human resource development and the provision of the necessary research facilities in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology, including indigenous knowledge, and thereby contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all South Africans.’

The principal contact for CODATA at the National Research Foundation is:

Lynn Ngwenya, National Research Foundation, PO Box 2600, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa; E-Mail: lynn.ngwenya(at)

South African National Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA)


  • Dr Paul Laughton, University of Johannesburg; E-mail: paull(at)


  • Ms Refiloe Mabaso, Air Traffic Navigation Services; E-mail: refiloema(at)
  • Dr Innocentia Malope-Kgokong, National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) Academic Affairs and Research Sandringham, Johannesburg; E-mail: babatyi.kgokong(at)
  • Dr Lynn Woolfrey, University of Cape Town, Data First; E-mail: lynn.woolfrey(at)
  • Mrs Mayshree Singh, member with particular interest in Capacity Building; University of KwaZulu-Natal; E-mail: Singhm5(at)