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.
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.
The only planet inhabited entirely by robots is revealing interesting facts as little rovers trundle across the surface of the Red Planet.
The roll-out of an innovative ICT project is seeing remarkable results but what comes next?
The giant radio telescope will attempt to answer some of humanity's most enigmatic questions.
A legacy programme captures South Africa's active involvement in scientific research in Antarctica and the Prince Edward Islands since World War II.
Researchers in Stellenbosch have developed a cheap but sustainable way of providing electricity to shack dwellers.
The latest design of the Square Kilometre Array is smaller but allows phase one to remain within the budget cap.
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says that a backup system has been developed so that the site can manage for three days without power.
The department of science and technology saw its budget increase steadily since its formation in 2002.