The new app - known as Abalobi - signals a lifeline for fisherfolk who were marginalised and never had legal rights to fish marine resources.
The MeerLicht telescope will scour the skies to study transient celestial events. But its link to the MeerKAT radio telescope is what sets it apart.
Ordinary South Africans are helping monitor water resources amid worsening shortages under citizen and school programmes.
Because pig flesh is similar to that of humans, how their corpses decay on land and in the sea can help forensic pathologists.
Editing embryos may end up saving lives, but what does it mean for the human gene pool?
Evidence of a distant giant planet lurking secretly in our solar system is compelling, according to researchers.
Subscriptions to international journals run into the millions and the plummeting rand is "crippling" libraries and holding academics back.
Researchers who sequenced the genome of gut bacteria in the world's oldest natural mummy have cast doubt on theories about migration out of Africa.
Science continues to shift the boundaries of what we think we know and 2016 will be no exception. Sarah Wild highlights the fields to keep an eye on.