Billiton Awards

 
Casting a new light on breast cancer
Casting a new light on breast cancer
However, early detection results in a high survival rate. The challenge is with mammographic screening – it is not widely available and current...
Life's a beach: restoring arid ecosystems in the wake of mining
Life's a beach: restoring arid ecosystems in the wake of mining
It involves developing eco­logical methods for restoring bio­diverse ecosystems to previously mined and other degraded landscapes. The...
Maths and software pave the way
Maths and software pave the way
Dr James Maina and his team at the Pavement Design and Construction Group within the Built Environment Unit of the Council for Scientific and...
Scientist on a mission to save Africa's forests
Scientist on a mission to save Africa's forests
Roux is a professor in the department of microbiology and plant pathology at the University of Pretoria, a member of the management committee of the...
African plants heal the world
African plants heal the world
People have used plants to protect themselves against disease for thousands of years, and even today at least 80% of people in developing countries...
DNA detective finds fun ways to demystify science
DNA detective finds fun ways to demystify science
She is the chief medical scientist and associate professor at the University of Stellenbosch and an independent science communication consultant....
The Four P approach to patch up the broken-hearted
The Four P approach to patch up the broken-hearted
Trained as a cardiologist, Professor Bongani Mayosi is currently chief specialist physician at Groote Schuur Hospital and heads up the departments of...
Searching for chameleons in the dark
Searching for chameleons in the dark
Cosmology is the study of the origin, evolution, structure and fate of the universe. Theoretical cosmology, merely a philosophical discussion a few...
A spoonful of technology helps the medicine go down
A spoonful of technology helps the medicine go down
Professor Yahya Choonara designs new and innovative ways of delivering drugs into the human body with the intention of reducing side effects,...
Beyond the antibiotic frontier
Beyond the antibiotic frontier
For many people in the food industry, lactic acid bacteria are organisms used in the fermentation process, but these bacteria have so much more to...
Doctor helps African kids breathe easy
Doctor helps African kids breathe easy
Professor Heather Zar is the head of paediatrics and child health at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and the University of Cape...
Honouring science that works
Honouring science that works
These science, engineering, technology and innovation (Seti) accolades are the only national awards that address areas beyond pure research, such as...

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