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.
South Africa's regulator will refrain from taking part in nuclear energy talks to ensure impartiality.
Political will and administrative and regulatory changes are needed to reduce the country's water problems.
Eskom's electricity woes have hastened the failure of water infrastructure around the country.
South Africa's electricity crisis is a grim portent: soon, we'll be in the same boat with water.
The Square Kilometre Array will contribute to huge surveys that seek to answer questions like: Is there life out there and how do galaxies form.
But life is running out if you are a couch potato, whether deep-fried or even oven-baked.
Scientists say the Northern Cape is the perfect place for radio astronomy, with its low rainfall and clear skies making it a "radio quiet" site.
Astronomers are discovering more and more exoplanets that could support life as we know it, but distance from a sun is only one critical requirement.
Studies show that those in leadership positions are more likely to display narcissistic traits – which can be a good, and very very bad, thing.
The world of science is filled with interesting, quirky and downright strange discoveries. Sarah Wild chooses some of this year's highlights.