Mars One Project

What to expect from the world of science in 2016

Science continues to shift the boundaries of what we think we know and 2016 will be no exception. Sarah Wild highlights the fields to keep an eye on.

Mars mission: How to emigrate to the Red Planet

South Africans are packing for the fourth rock from the sun, but do the trip’s finances add up?

Why on earth would I go to Mars?

Kobus Vermeulen has spent his life dreaming of adventure – and now the Red Planet is calling.

Four South Africans make round three of Mars One mission

Four South Africans are among the 100 hopefuls who have made it through to round three of the Mars One human settlement mission.

Final frontier fiasconauts raise Mars bar

The launch to Mars is still a decade away but preparations for the Red Planet expedition are well under way.

Reality stars doomed to die on Mars

Mars is currently the only known planet inhabited solely by robots, but that will change when a TV project establishes a human colony on its surface.

The ultimate Big Brother challenge: Living on Mars

The countdown for a one-way trip to the Red Planet has begun and several South Africans want to go.

Earth a little bit cramped, says shortlisted Mars explorer

Florence Porcel, a Frenchwoman living in Paris, would give anything to live on Mars, saying she has always felt "a bit cramped on Earth".

Mars One: Reality bites

Ten years from now you, yes you, could be one of two men and two women touching down on the surface of Mars, ensuring your place in the history books.

South Africans bid for stay on Mars

At least 35 000 applications have been received for the Mars One project and five were from South Africa, according to its website.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.