Her Excellency Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa will give a ceremonial lecture on the occasion of her appointment as honorary visiting Oort Professor of "Astronomy for Development". The lecture will take place at 4 pm on 26 February 2018 in the Groot Auditorium of the Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73, Leiden, The Netherlands. If you wish to attend, please register at www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/pandor2 by 10 February 2018. Unfortunately the seating capacity of the Groot Auditorium is limited and a place cannot be guaranteed. Thanks for your understanding. Admission cards to the successful applicants will be distributed by email before the lecture.
Minister Pandor has been an inspiring and charismatic advocate for science as an important tool for development and capacity building throughout the African Continent.