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 department of science and technology saw its budget increase steadily since its formation in 2002.
The commercial potential of intoxicating kougoed, or Sceletium tortuosum, is reinvigorating a Nourivier community in the Northern Cape.
Scientists in the Western Cape town watch more than whales – they have a flair for space weather too.
Four South Africans are among the 100 hopefuls who have made it through to round three of the Mars One human settlement mission.
Braamfontein will soon be home to not only artists and hipsters, but tech-savvy researchers attracted to innovation and rejuvenation of the city.
A South African astrophysicist is part of a team seeking to drag ancient cosmic secrets out of the polar skies.
Government is trying to close the gap between innovation and businesses, with the introduction of the "innovation bridge".
Amid rumours of political lobbying in the acquisition of nuclear power plants, one organisation refuses to be a part of technology-choice discussions.
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.