Special Reports

Life’s a beach: restoring arid ecosystems in the wake of mining

Ecologist Dr Peter Carrick launched the Namaqualand Restoration Initiative (NRI-1) project at the University of Cape Town in 2005.

Maths and software pave the way

The science behind pavements -- the scientific term for roadways, including airport runways -- is moving forward.

Scientist on a mission to save Africa’s forests

Not everyone gets the opportunity to meet the queen of Great Britain but Jolanda Roux has, all because of her passion for keeping trees healthy.

African plants heal the world

Professor Kobus Eloff is the founder and leader of the multidisciplinary and collaborative phytomedicine programme at the University of Pretoria.

DNA detective finds fun ways to demystify science

If you think public communication of science, engineering and technology is dry then you haven't met Professor Valerie Corfield.

The Four P approach to patch up the broken-hearted

Bongani Mayosi works by creating a multimodal framework that moves research through to capacity and programme development to influencing policy.

Searching for chameleons in the dark

Theoretical cosmology, merely a philosophical discussion a few hundred years ago, is now a true science.

A spoonful of technology helps the medicine go down

Getting drugs to where they are needed is what drives Wits' Professor Yahya Choonara.

Beyond the antibiotic frontier

Leon Dicks of the department of microbiology at University of Stellenbosch studies lactic acid bacteria and has discovered creative ways to use them.

Doctor helps African kids breathe easy

As a clinician scientist, Professor Heather Zar's research addresses the leading causes of childhood illness and death.

Honouring science that works

The NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards were held on June 21 2012 at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.

Post-traumatic stress disorder: Exploring and understanding the disorder in order to develop treatment

<b>Professor Soraya Seedat</b> -- SARChI Chair in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Department of Psychiatry.

Migration, language & social change: Language as a means of bringing people together

<b>Professor Rajend Mesthrie</b> -- SARChI Chair in Migration, Language and Social Change Linguistics.

The bid book for our bucks

The Bid Book used by the South African Football Association to win the rights to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup has been secreted...

A 21st-century M&G

In going forward, the M&G must look backward, writes editor Ferial Haffajee.

Earth issue

The M&G's ''green team'' has taken on environmental issues with the same vigour as the paper tackles human-rights abuses, writes Fiona Macleod.

Print is dead. The digital revolution continues

Weekly Mail staff were charting new waters when they created the first electronically produced newspaper.