Author

 
Sarah Wild

Sarah Wild

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.
For tech to be funded, it must improve lives
For tech to be funded, it must improve lives
Technology can’t solve problems. Neither can data, for that matter. It can’t plug the holes of governance and political will but, without it,...
MPs to get science classes
MPs to get science classes
South African MPs would be offered a science policy orientation course next year, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor told the closing...
Ramaphosa and the science of the spotlight
Ramaphosa and the science of the spotlight
It’s not often that South African science gets to be glam, but once a year scientists dust off their glad rags and show off to the country. This...
​Promoting science for youth ‘a smart choice’
​Promoting science for youth ‘a smart choice’
“There is nothing wrong with our young people,” Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told the audience of the Science Forum South Africa. “There...
Science and technology: The key to addressing youth unemployment
Science and technology: The key to addressing youth unemployment
“There is nothing wrong with our young people,” Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told the audience of the Science Forum South Africa. “There is...
We want to promote Africa as a science-intent continent— Naledi Pandor
We want to promote Africa as a science-intent continent— Naledi Pandor
Thousands of people are set to descend on the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria on Thursday and Friday for the annual...
Only dishonest mental gymnastics can hold up the hypothesis of race ‘science’
Only dishonest mental gymnastics can hold up the hypothesis of race ‘science’
One man made thousands — possibly hundreds of thousands — of children sick. Many of them died and many will continue to die, because...
Gene editing: Panel approval ushers in new era
Gene editing: Panel approval ushers in new era
Last week, an influential American advisory panel supported the “editing” of genes — altering the DNA — that parents pass on to...
Gene-editing: Panel approval ushers in new era
Gene-editing: Panel approval ushers in new era
Last week, an influential American advisory panel supported the “editing” of genes — altering the DNA — that parents pass on...
Long quest to understand these bodies without identities
Long quest to understand these bodies without identities
One in 10 people who pass through Gauteng’s mortuaries is not identified. Their bodies languish for months in overcrowded and under-resourced...
Science Forum South Africa puts the spotlight on overlooked social sciences
Science Forum South Africa puts the spotlight on overlooked social sciences
Scientists and researchers need to contextualise their work in our socio-economic reality, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor told an...
Why have a science forum?
Why have a science forum?
Most of South African research is unrecognised and unknown, particularly by the general public. Yes, there are the headline grabbers — the...