Find out who won FameLab South Africa in the past

2016 winner - Nozipho Gumbi

FameLab 2016 winner 2016 winner - Nozipho Gumbi

Nozipho has big dreams and hopes for a world that is free of water scarcity and poor-quality water. She is currently based at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany as an exchange student, where she is advancing her PhD studies. After winning the Famelab South Africa 2016 title and being in the top ten Famelab international final in the UK and was recognised by the Mail & Guardian in its 200 Young South Africans supplement for 2016. 

FameLab 2015 winner

2015 winner - Stevie Biffen

Stevie is inspired by what makes us human, has Honours degrees in both psychology and biological anthropology, and is now a candidate for a PhD in neuroscience. She has a passion for passing on knowledge as she believes that science should never be reserved for the selected few, who have had the privilege of studying it.

Raven Motsewabangwe

2014 winner - Raven Motsewabangwe

Raven completed his BSc degree in biology and chemistry at the North West University Mafikeng Campus and he is a few months away from graduating with his BSc honours degree in microbiology. His research project is focused on the exploration of bacteria that contain cellulose degrading genes for possible application in bioethanol production. Raven's favourite quote is by Albert Einstein: “I am not a genius, just passionately curious.”

FameLab South Africa 2013 winner - Michelle Knights

2013 winner - Michelle Knights

Michelle won South Africa's first-ever FameLab competition and she also won a first prize in broadcast category of SAASTA's Young Science Communicators competition earlier, the same year! Michelle holds BSc degree in Physics and Maths from Rhodes University and did her Honours with the National Astrophysics and Space Science Program (NASSP) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She later upgraded her degree to PhD in Cosmology.