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 participle 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.
Six research chairs are devoted to analysing South Africa's maths problem and hope to come up with solutions to raise the level of competency.
Women just can't catch a break: new research has shown that the rate of a woman's wage growth slows after she gets married, whereas men's increases.
Poisoning is the chief menace but power lines, wind turbines and loss of habitat are also a threat to the birds.
"Two can keep a secret if one is dead", the saying goes. But even if you've been dead for more than 500 years, your bones can spill your secrets.
Mike Gaylard's passion and brilliance in radio astronomy and dedication to the discipline in South Africa will be sorely missed.
Scientists have built a tissue replica of our cognitive centre in the hope of decoding how this complex organ works.
M&G science editor Sarah Wild tells us why we need well-informed science writing to raise the tenor of our debates.
The countdown for a one-way trip to the Red Planet has begun and several South Africans want to go.
The science and technology minister says research grants need to be significantly increased in order to increase the number of PhDs.
Neuroscientists and specialists gathered at the Brainstorm the City Winter School last week. The M&G's science editor selects the highlights.