Deputy Speaker, I move without notice:
That the House -
1) notes that on 31 January 2015, Prof Salim Abdool Karim received the Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award, which comes with R1,1million, in recognition of his research on HIV prevention and treatment in Africa, at the African Union, AU, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;
2) further notes that Prof Karim is a graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and his workload is daunting as he is the Pro-Vice- Chancellor for research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal;
3) recognises that he is the Director of the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in SA, which links five local research facilities with Columbia University in New York;
4) further recognises that he also serves as an advisor to several governments and some of the world's leading agencies in Aids and global health, including the World Health Organisation, WHO, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids, and the Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria;
5) congratulates Prof Karim on his outstanding work and his monumental achievements in medical research; and
6) further congratulates him on his appointment as the first African scientist to serve a term on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine.