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Achievement awards

2016/2017

An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Dr J Dreyer
Title Exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives
Presented The award was presented at The Soybean Working Group and the Sunflower, Soybean and Soybean Food Forum held at the PRF Offices on 11 October 2017.

2015/2016

Highest Honorary Award


Name Dr R Bigalke
Title Recognition of his outstanding contributions during an uninterrupted period of 11 years as member of the Protein Research Foundation: from 1990 to 2000.

Name Leonardo Daniel Ploper
Institution EEAOC
Title The Protein Research Foundation hereby bestows its highest honorary award upon Leonardo Daniel Ploper (EEAOC) for pioneering work done towards promoting the South African soybean industry as well as for their ongoing help and support.

Name Mario Rodolfo Devani
Institution EEAOC
Title The Protein Research Foundation hereby bestows its highest honorary award upon Mario Rodolfo Devani (EEAOC) for pioneering work done towards promoting the South African soybean industry as well as for their ongoing help and support.
Presented The award was presented in Pretoria at the 25th PRF Function on 8 October 2015.

Name Marcelo Fernandes de Oliveira
Institution EMBRAPA
Title The Protein Research Foundation hereby bestows its highest honorary award upon Marcelo Fernandes de Oliveira (EMBRAPA) for pioneering work done towards promoting the South African soybean industry as well as for their ongoing help and support.
Presented The award was presented at the PRF offices on 4 April 2016.

Name Norman Neumaier
Institution EMBRAPA
Title The Protein Research Foundation hereby bestows its highest honorary award upon Norman Neumaier (EMBRAPA) for pioneering work done towards promoting the South African soybean industry as well as for their ongoing help and support.
Presented The award was presented at the PRF offices on 4 April 2016.

Individuals who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Rudolph and Mariska Thomas
Title Exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives.
Institution Tigme.com

2014/2015

An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Dr SC Lamprecht
Title Exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives
Institution ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute
Presented Award was presented at a function that was held on 25 November 2015.

Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Prof GHJ Krüger
Title Inhibition of photosystem II activities in soybean (Glycine max) genotypes differing in chilling sensitivity.
Institution North-West University
Presented Award was presented at a function that was held on 8 October 2015.

2013/2014

Honorary Award


Name Mr JSG Joubert
Title Exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives
Institution PRF Trustee
Presented Award presented at a Board Members function held on 8 May 2014.

Best master's degree thesis


Name Mr PD Carstens
Title Studies to develop a methematical optimisation model to describe the effect of nutrition on the growth of sotriches (Struthio camelus var. domesticus).
Institution Stellenbosch University
Presented Award presented at a function held on 20 December 2015.

2012/2013

Honorary Award


Name Mr GTduT Keun
Title Recognition of their outstanding contributions during an uninterrupted period of 11 years as members of the Protein Research Foundation: from 2001 to 2012.
Institution PRF Trustee
Presented Award presented at a Board Members function held on 11 May 2012.

Name Department of Agriculture
Title The Protein Research Foundation hereby bestows its highest honorary award upon the Western Cape Department of Agriculture for pioneering work done towards establishing the canola industry in South Africa, as well as for their ongoing help and support.
Presented Award presented at a function held on 11 April 2013.

Individuals who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Mr GP de Beer
Title Exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives.
Institution PRF Contractor
Presented Award presented at the John Deere Information Day that was held on 27 August 2013.

Name Me M du Preez
Title Exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives.
Institution General Manager
Presented Award presented at a Board Members function held on 9 May 2013.

Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Prof RM Gous
Title "Effect of dietary protein on the allometric relationships between some carcass portions and body protein in three broiler strains".
Institution PRF Contractor
Presented Award presented at a Board Members function held on 8 May 2014.

2011/2012

Honorary Award


Name Dr J de Kock
Title Recognition of their outstanding contributions during an uninterrupted period of 13 years as members of the Protein Research Foundation: from 1998 to 2011.
Institution PRF Trustee
Presented Award presented at a Board Members function held on 13 May 2011.


An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Prof André Agenbag
Title Exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives.
Institution  
Presented Award presented at the SKOG Information Day held at Langgewens Research Farm, Moorreesburg on 6 September 2012.


Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Mr GD Sparks
Title "An economic evaluation of soybean-based biodiesel production on commercial farms in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa".
Institution University of KwaZulu-Natal
Presented Award presented at the Annual AEASA Gala Dinner held at University of the Free State, Centenary Hall on 2 October 2012.

2010/2011

An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Mr W van Wyk
Title Exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives.
Institution PRF Contractor
Presented Award presented at the Hatfield Information Day held at Hatfield Trial Farm on 21 February 2012.


Best master's degree thesis


Name Mr GD Sparks
Title "The economic feasibility of non-farm biodiesel production on KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa".
Institution University of KwaZulu-Natal
Presented Award presented at the Annual AEASA Gala Dinner held at "Diep in die Berg", Pretoria on 29 September 2011.


Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Ms MK Nonis and Prof RM Gous
Title "Modelling egg production and nutrient responses in broiler breeder hens".
Institution University of KwaZulu-Natal
Presented Award presented at a Board Members function held on 13 May 2011.

2009/2010

Honorary Award


Name Mr GJH Scholtemeijer
Title Recognition of their outstanding contributions during an uninterrupted period of 19 years as members of the Protein Research Foundation: from 1990 to 2009.
Institution PRF Chairperson
Presented Award presented at a Board Members function held on 10 July 2009.


An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Mr FAS Potgieter
Title Exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives.
Institution PRF Trustee / GSA
Presented Award presented at a function of the Board held at Hartford House on 7 May 2010.


Best master's degree thesis


Name Mr DB Strydom
Title "The economic impact of maize-based ehtanol production on the South African Animal feed industry".
Institution University of the Free State
Presented Award presented 15 September 2010 at the 20 PRF function held at Southern Sun, Bloemfontein.


Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Dr EH Tesfamariam
Title "Water stress effects on winter canola growth and yield".
Institution University of Pretoria
Presented Award presented on 29, October 2010 at a function at the University of Pretoria.

2008/2009

Honorary Awards


Name Mr JSG Joubert and Dr M Griessel
Title Recognition of their outstanding contributions during an uninterrupted period of 18 years as members of the Protein Research Foundation: from 1990 to 2008.
Institution PRF Vice Chairman and Trustee respectively
Presented Awards presented at a Board Members function held on 12 July 2008.

2007/2008

Best doctoral thesis


Name Dr MK Nonis
Title "Modelling nutrient responses and performance of broiler breeders after sexual maturity".
Institution University of KwaZulu-Natal
Presented Award must still be presented.


Best master's degree thesis


Name Me DD Visser
Title Studies on Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (sclerotinia stem rot) on soybeans.
Institution University of KwaZulu-Natal
Presented Award must still be presented.


Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Mr R Strauss
Title "The role of low soil temperature in the inhibition of growth and PSII function during dark chilling in soybean genotypes of contrasting tolerance".
Institution North-West University
Presented Award presented at a North-West University function held on 14 October 2008.


An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Mr CJ du Plessis
Presented Award presented on 16 September 2008 at the "Super Soja" competition held at Dundee.


Honorary Award


Name Mr SJ Malherbe
Title Recognition for his outstanding contribution during an uninterrupted period of 25 years as member of the:
Protein Advice Committee: 1982-1990
Protein Research Foundation: 1990-2007
Institution Department of Agriculture, Western Cape (DLWK)
Presented Award presented at a Board Members function held on 13 July 2007.

2006/2007

Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Mr R Strauss
Title "Ranking of dark chilling tolerance in soybean genotypes probed by the chlorophyll a fluorescence transient O-J-I-P".
Institution North-West University
Presented Award presented at a North-West University function held on 14 October 2008.


An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Mr PJA Lombard
Institution Department of Agriculture, Western Cape (DLWK)
Presented Award presented at a function held at Die Bos on 28 November 2007.

2005/2006

Best doctoral thesis


Name Dr H Fourie
Title "In vivo evaluation of resistance to (Meloidegyna incognita race 2 Nematode: Tylenchida) and identification of genetic markers for trait in soybean (Glycine max)".
Institution ARC-GCI


Best master's degree thesis


Name Me E du Preez
Title "Chemical control of soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi) on soybeans".
Institution University of KwaZulu-Natal
Presented Award presented during a Congress of Plant Pathology held on 23 January 2007.


Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Prof RM Gous and Dr M Ciacciariello
Title "A comparison of the effects of feeding treatments and lighting on age at first egg and subsequent laying performance and carcase composition of broiler breeder hens".
Institution University of KwaZulu-Natal


An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Mr CJ Lubbe
Title "Patrys Lubbe en die sojaboonbedryf".
Institution Agriocare
Presented Award presented at a Board Members function held on 23 November 2006.

2004/2005

Best doctoral thesis


Name Dr D Oelofse
Title "Molecular strategies towards anthracnose resistance in lupin".
Institution ARC-Roodeplaat
Presented Award presented at a meeting of The Innovation Fund held on 23 May 2006.


Best master's degree thesis


Name Mr D Backhouse
Title "The effect of photoperiod and feeding time on broiler breeder eggshell quality and oviposition time".
Institution University of KwaZulu-Natal
Presented Award presented at a function of the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on 23 June 2006.


Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Dr TS Brand
Title "Chemical composition, true metabolisable energy content and amino acid availability of grain legumes for poultry".
Institution Department of Agriculture, Western Cape (DLWK)
Presented Award presented at a meeting of the Canola and Lupin Working Group held on 9 February 2006.


An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Mr GW Bührmann
Institution GWB Seed
Presented Award presented at a Board Members function held on 17 November 2005.

2003/2004

Best doctoral thesis


Name Dr M Ciacciarello
Title "The productive response of broiler breeder hens to lighting and growth manipulation during rearing".
Institution University of KwaZulu-Natal
Presented Award presented at the PRF's 10 Year function held in the Western Cape on 30 November 2004.


Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Dr PDR van Heerden
Title "Dark chilling effects on soybean genotypes during vegetative development: parallel studies of CO2 assimilation, chlorophyll a fluorescence kinetics O-J-I-P and nitrogen fixation".
Institution North-West University
Presented Award presented at the PRF's 10 Year function held in Johannesburg on 5 October 2004.


An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Dr MB Hardy
Institution Department of Agriculture, Western Cape (DLWK)
Presented Award presented at the PRF's 10 Year function held in the Western Cape on 30 November 2004.

2002/2003

An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Mr TT de Villiers
Institution Department of Agriculture, Western Cape (DLWK)
Presented Award presented at a function held at Die Bos, Elsenburg.

2001/2002

Best doctoral thesis


Name Dr JA de Ronde
Title "Proline biosynthesis in transgenic soybean plants".
Institution University of KwaZulu-Natal
Presented Award presented at a "Sojakundigheidsforum" held on 6 November 2002 at Ceasars Gauteng.


Best master's degree thesis


Name Me Z Brand
Title "The effect of energy and protein nutritional levels on production of breeding ostriches".
Institution Department of Agriculture, Western Cape (DLWK)
Presented Award presented at a function held at Die Bos, Elsenburg.


Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Dr TS Brand
Title "A review on research performed in the Mediterranean rainfall area of South Africa as alternative protein sources in pig diets".
Institution Department of Agriculture, Western Cape (DLWK)
Presented Award presented at a function held at Die Bos, Elsenburg.


An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Mr GJH Scholtemeijer
Institution PRF (PNT) Chairman
Presented Award presented at a Board members' function held on 1 August 2002.

2000/2001

Best doctoral thesis


Name Dr CMS Mienie
Title "Towards marker assisted selection for nematode resistance in soybean".
Institution ARC-GCI
Presented Award presented at a function held by the ARC-CGI, Potchefstroom (2001).


Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Mr AA Nel
Title

"The effect of plant population on the quality of sunflower seed for processing".

"The effect of environment and cultivar on sunflower seed I. Yield, hull ability and seed characteristics".

"The effect of environment and cultivar on sunflower seed II. Composition and processing quality".

"The yield and processing quality of sunflower seed as affected by the amount and timing of nitrogen fertilizer".

Institution ARC-GCI
Presented Award presented at a function held by the ARC-CGI, Potchefstroom (2001).


An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Mr HJC Agenbag
Title For pioneer's work in narrower rows and the promotion of soybean and lupin production in KwaZulu-Natal.
Institution PRF Contractor, Western Cape
Presented Award presented at a function held at Die Bos, Elsenburg.

1999/2000

Best master's degree thesis


Name Me E Upton
Title "Development and evaluation of polymer coated urea as a potential slow release urea supplement for ruminants".
Institution Stellenbosch University


Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Dr T Brand
Title "The true metabolisable energy content of canola oilcake meal and full-fat canola seed for ostriches (Struthio camelus)".
Institution Chief Directorate Agriculture, Western Cape
Presented Award presented at a function held at Die Bos, Elsenburg.


An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Mr L Killian
Title For pionering research work with narrower rows and promoting soybean and lupin production in KwaZulu-Natal.
Institution PRF Contractor, KwaZulu-Natal

1998/1999

Best doctoral thesis


Name Me HM Venter
Title "A Bloat Risk Classification Method for Pasture Legumes".
Institution LNR-VWI


Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Dr T Brand
Title "Full-fat canola as a protein source for weanling and growing-finishing pigs".
Institution Chief Directorate Agriculture, Western Cape
Presented Award presented at a function held at Die Bos, Elsenburg.


An individual who made an exceptional contribution in promoting the PRF's objectives


Name Mr Carl Havenga
Title For his contribution to the success of the "Super Soja" competition.
Institution Department of Agriculture, KwaZulu-Natal
Presented Award presented at the "Super Soja" competition, KwaZulu-Natal 1999.

1997/1998

Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name Mr GE Schroeder
Title "Chemical and protein qaulity parameters of heat processed sunflower oilcake for dairy cattle".
Institution ARC-Animal Nutrition and Animal Products Institute

1996/1997

Best master's degree thesis


Name ND Paton
Title "The effect of environmental temperature on the performance of broilers".
Institution University of KwaZulu-Natal


Best article in a Scientific Journal


Name CE Hancock
Title "The evaluation of the growth parameters of sic strains of commercial broiler chickens".
Institution University of KwaZulu-Natal

1995/1996

Best doctoral thesis


Name Dr BJ Willemse
Title "Economic implications of an alternative marketing system for yellow maize on the South African Animal Feed Industry".
Institution University of the Free State
Presented Award presented in 1995 at the Agricultural Economics Association's AGM held at the University of Pretoria.