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Unizul Science Centre has been acclaimed locally, nationally and internationally, winning numerous awards in the field of Science Education. The Unizul Science Centre won the 2001 National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) award for the most outstanding contribution to Science and Technology by a non-profit organisation. Derek Fish, the Centre Director, won the 1999 NSTF award for best individual contribution and was a finalist in the 2010 and 2011 awards for Best Science Communicator. Derek has also won the S.A. Institute of Physics Silver Jubilee Medal for his work in USC, as well as being placed in the Katlego awards for NGO leadership. USC staff have served on the Southern African Association of Science and Technology Centres (SAASTEC) council since it was formed and Derek is a past President and member of the International Programme Committee which coordinates Science Centre World Congresses, helping to organize the 2002 World Congress, and securing the 2011 Congress for South Africa. Derek represents Africa on the world science centre body (ASTC International Committee). Derek has repeatedly won Best Science Demonstration Competitions at Physics and Science Centre conferences in South Africa, as well as in the UK. The Science Centre won 3 separate business awards at the end of 2004. Unizul Science Centre has hosted 3 of the 12 SAASTEC Conferences, including a recent international one.