Inaugurated as an Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) member at its annual Awards Ceremony during October 2016. 38 Scientists were inaugurated as new members, increasing the total membership to over 500.
As the official Academy of South Africa, ASSAf has as core function to honour the country’s most outstanding scholars by electing them to Membership of the Academy. ASSAf Members are drawn from the full spectrum of disciplines.
News Items 2014
Elected as an Honorary member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).
Received an Award of Appreciation from the Institute for IT Professionals of SA (IITPSA) for outstanding contribution to IITPSA - access the article here.
Fellow of the Oxford-Martin School of the University of Oxford. View the entry here.
2 PhD students and 4 Masters students graduated in 2014 under the supervision of Prof von Solms.
News Items 2012
At the Autumn 2012 Graduation Ceremony of the University of Johannesburg, 4 post graduate students supervised by Prof von Solms graduated – 3 PhD students and one Masters student.
At the beginning of 2012 it was also announced by the University of Johannesburg that Prof von Solms was amongst the top 7 researchers in all Faculties of the University.
News Items 2011
In 2011 Prof von Solms started negotiations with the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) about the establishment of a joint Centre for Cyber Security at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The negotiations were successful, and at the beginning of 2012 the Centre for Cyber Security, a joint venture between the ITU and the UJ was established. Prof von Solms is the first Director of the Centre.
In 2011 Prof von Solms was also appointed as by the Council of IFIP as General Conference Chair and International Program Committee Chair of the IFIP World Computer Congress scheduled for September 2012.
Also in 2011 Basie was awarded the Alumni Achievers award by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He started his academic studies at the NMMU in 1965 when it was still the University of Port Elizabeth.