Order of Mapungubwe for electrical engineer
National honour for contribution to science
Professor Fulufhelo Nelwamondo (BSc Eng 2005; PhD 2008) was this year awarded the Order of Mapungubwe in Silver for his excellent contribution to the field of science, particularly electrical engineering.
He is the Executive Director of CSIR Modelling and Digital Science and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
He grew up in a rural village and received a bursary from Eskom to study at Wits. He went on to a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Johannesburg.