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.
Critics say that plans for the department of mineral resources to monitor the impact of shale gas operations has put it at odds with its own mandate.
Scientists turned to digital modelling to study the Dreadnoughtus dinosaur and have finally defined where our galaxy is in the universe.
The two countries have set up the Newton Fund to focus on areas such as food security, the environment, and disease prevention and control.
Scientists make a living and working organ from cells reprogrammed outside the body.
The Australopithecus does not have tell-tale human-like cranial features, according to new findings, but could still have been part of our evolution.
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.