Congratulations Estrelita!

I trained as a medical virologist at Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Medical Campus, and, prior to the current head of department, Prof Estrelita Janse van Rensburg was the head there, so I spent the first few years of my training under her.  Now she's head of the virology department at Pretoria University, where I did my undergraduate medical training.

On 28 March, she was awarded an Exceptional Achievers Award.

The Pretoria News (which we don't get in Umtata - my mom e-mailed me the article) said:

University of Pretoria spokesperson Stella du Plessis said: "The university is extremely proud of those people who are responsible for establishing and maintaining its reputation as the leading research university in the country."

The article can be read here.

I also know Prof Louis Nel, Prof Brenda Wingfield, and Prof Mike Wingfield.