Leading African Researcher


Professor Kelly Chibale, founder and director of the Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D, at the University of Cape Town (pic byline: Je’nine May)

Professor Kelly Chibale, founder and director of the Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D, at the University of Cape Town (UCT), has warned about the brain drain of African scientists and called for a pipeline of jobs to be created for science graduates on the continent.

“Many science graduates in Africa are unemployed and the situation is getting worse. For some time now, this has fueled the brain drain to Europe, the UK or North America,” said Chibale.

“Continuing to emphasise postgraduate and postdoctoral training without coupling it to the creation of career opportunities will merely serve to worsen unemployment and make…

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