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Holding the knife's edge: Journeys of black female scientist

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Evodia Setati, a microbiologist and professional coach. She is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Woman Scientist award (Engineering and Natural Sciences) from the Department of Science and Innovation. She obtained BScHons degree from University of Limpopo, a PhD in Microbiology and MPhil in Management Coaching from Stellenbosch University. She is a chief researcher in Grape and Wine Sciences. Evodia mentors early career academics and young scientists.  


Thato Motlhalamme, a wine biotechnologist and passionate medical bioscientist. She obtained a degree in Complimentary Medicine and master's degree in medical Biosciences from University of the Western Cape and PhD in Wine Biotechnology from Stellenbosch University. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Grape and Wine Sciences and has previously worked in academia as a tutor and junior lecturer and in the retail space as a health consultant. She has a passion for science and inspiring young women like herself to choose careers in science. 




Holding the knife's edge: Journeys of black female scientists 



The authors of this ground breaking book have generously offered us a front-row view of the lives of women who have entered male dominated worlds 

Dr Mamphela Ramphele

Co-Founder of ReimagineSA and Co-President of the Club of Rome

I had goosebumps listening in on Thato today. Absolute embodiment of what we are trying to do in the field. "the development of the next generation of scientist to take up space!"

Zakithi Mkhize



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For any media inquiries, please contact Thato Motlhalamme and Evodia Setati 

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