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.
Anger has been growing over embargoes on published works that "limit access to knowledge and make academics' work outdated".
Data and computing initiatives are joining forces to forge a high-speed research network for South Africa.
Ever wondered what it's like to use the internet at speeds of up to 10 gigabits a second? You may have to go back to university to find out.
A groundbreaking local scientific study has found that homosexuality is completely normal.
Uganda is one of the countries in Africa where homosexuality is a crime, but its Academy of Sciences has agreed that being gay is a natural phenomena.
The exploration of an extraordinary shipwreck off Cape Town's coast is forcing us to confront a shameful past.
Maintaining a zoo is not only a balancing act, it contributes importantly to the world we live in.
Researchers are using baobab trees to learn about climate conditions that prevailed thousands of years ago.
Government departments to fund research chairs, but science minister says more can be done to improve inter-departmental co-operation.
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.