Phillip Tobias

 
An ability to breathe life into the minutiae
An ability to breathe life into the minutiae
In 2008, when Goran Strkalj and I edited more than 30 recorded interviews with Professor Phillip Tobias, we asked him one question at the start of...
Evolution of the man who rocked the cradle of humankind
Evolution of the man who rocked the cradle of humankind
Some years ago, Jane Dugard and I had the privilege of conducting a series of extensive interviews with Tobias in which the great scientist talked...
Tobias: Framed by famous fossils
Tobias: Framed by famous fossils
Two years ago I asked the Wits Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Human Biology 84 questions on the occasion of his 84th birthday.
[Slideshow]Remembering Phillip Tobias
[Slideshow]Remembering Phillip Tobias
He was of one of SA's leading scientists. We take a look at the life and many achievements of Phillip Tobias, as a palaeoanthropologist - and as an activist.
South Africa's eminent prof of fossils dies
South Africa's eminent prof of fossils dies
PHILLIP TOBIAS (1925-2012)Tobias was usually to be seen near some half-unearthed bones in Sterkfontein, outside...
Sharing a bone or two will tempt the tourists
Sharing a bone or two will tempt the tourists
Gosh, we've evolved into incredible creatures -- let's all give ourselves a good pat on the back at this point. Well done. We've arrived at such an...
Of Shakespeare and detachment
Of Shakespeare and detachment
At work a few weeks ago I began to see sudden flashes of light, which was strange for a cloudless day in Port Elizabeth.
Top honours for immunologist
Top honours for immunologist
This year's prestigious Phillip Tobias Lecture Award has gone to one of SA's top molecular immunologists, Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba.
Prominent citizens condemn UFS video
Prominent citizens condemn UFS video
Dozens of prominent South Africans have signed a statement condemning a racist video that surfaced at the University of the Free State (UFS) last...

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