The recent award of three new SARChI Chairs at Rhodes takes women chair holders to 50% of all SARChI Chairs at the University. This is well above the national average which sees the percentage of women chair holders at 40%. Championed by Minister Naledi Pandor, the latest call for SARChI Chairs was reserved for women in a push to recognise and elevate both established and emerging women researchers in South Africa.
Rhodes University Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitka has been awarded a prestigious Tier 1 SARChI Chair under the National Research Foundation’s South African Research Chair Initiative. This research chair will focus on learning pathways for green skills and transformative social learning more broadly.