Sarah Wild is a multiaward-winning science journalist. She studied physics, electronics and English literature at Rhodes University in an effort to make herself unemployable. It didn't work and she now writes about particle physics, cosmology and everything in between.In 2012, she published her first full-length non-fiction book Searching African Skies: The Square Kilometre Array and South Africa's Quest to Hear the Songs of the Stars, and in 2013 she was named the best science journalist in Africa by Siemens in their 2013 Pan-African Profiles Awards.
Poor pass rates and stifling government policies and regulations have been undermining efforts to boost local innovation in technology.
Gavin Evans, a former South African journalist, tackles the notion that intelligence is skin deep.
To debate on the basis of science-based evidence before making decisions is something we should aspire to in every field where it is possible.
Extremophiles that thrive in the desert's heat could help in the search for extraterrestrial life forms.
A team of researchers has R12.5-million and two years to consider the effect of fracking for shale gas on the Karoo.
Authors of influential journals are nearing retirement and the number of academics conducting research in South Africa has remained static.
Technology Innovation Agency chief executive Barlow Manilal has a plan to fix the beleaguered science and technology department organisation.
Admittance to the particle accelerator reveals our ability to back international science experiments.
The Sirex wasp and its deadly passenger have brought the prospect of ruin to the pine industry, but geneticists have a shrewd plan to fight back.
They will end our reliance on other countries' satellites and provide useful data in key areas.