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CARTA Graduate named in the Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans 2018 list

L-R: Daniel Jordan Smith, Nicole De Wet and Evelyn Gitau during the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI), workshop at the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya from June 3-9, 2018.

Nicole De Wet, CARTA Cohort One fellow, has been named one of 200 young South Africans by the Mail and Guardian (M&G) “who are a guiding light for South Africa” in the education category.

The M&G’s 200 Young South Africans 2018 list highlight the country’s best and brightest under 35s in 12 different fields such as arts & entertainment, civil society, science & technology, politics among others.

The Demography lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand teaches a scarce skill to social science students who want to learn statistics and quantitative research methods. She obtained her PhD in demography and population studies through the CARTA PhD fellowship, she has so far published 31 published journal articles and has successfully supervised 28 master’s students. De Wet’s research interest is adolescent health and development.

Each year the Mail & Guardian profiles interesting young people who have stood out from the pack and who show us what to look forward to in the country’s future. These under-35s are talented and have shown themselves to be leaders. They are the ones to watch.

Read more about her accolade here.

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