Christina Scott

Publish or perish? we do just ok

South African research surges, but still lags rest of the world.

Good thinking at the CSIR

The CSIR has been listed as one of the world's top science and technology think tanks for the first time.

SA ready to take the TIMSS test again

The South African government sulked when its schools twice came last out of all the African countries that participate in the global TIMSS study.

Making their voices heard

Almost a third of researchers chosen for a global scientific assessment are from developing nations.

Light shines on laser physicist

Steenkamp describes physics as "always looking for answers to the 'how does it work?' question".

‘Free’ Cup tickets cost R25 200

Ten department of science and technology employees were rewarded with "free" tickets to the World Cup quarterfinals in Port Elizabeth last Friday.

Attack on aliens applauded

Ecologist wins Unesco award for research into the invasive lantana weed in the Sabi and Sand rivers.

Global warming will worsen air pollution

Research by a PhD student suggests that municipal governments will have to reassess air pollution monitoring priorities as climate change kicks in.

Underground hero of the football pitch

South African plant pathologist is using an indigenous soil fungus to improve the stadium soccer fields for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Spoilsports quietly rejoin global study

The study itself consists of an assessment of mathematics and science, as well as student, teacher and school questionnaires.

SA researchers notably absent at biosafety launch

South African researchers have been criticised for not attending the launch of a pan-African gathering of biosafety experts.

Science diet will grow Africa

As head of the pan-African science council, Egypt is urging other countries to meet the target spending of 1% of GDP.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it