Latest articles on Science Voices 2015

What can we learn from buffalo?

It is vital to preserve genetic diversity and private game farms can play an important role in this.

Rotten tomatoes and feverish weeds – how plants battle disease

Scientists are keen to figure out how exactly plants are able to defend themselves and why some are better at it than others.

Hunting down cancer-contributing genes

We need more research to understand breast cancer among black women in South Africa.

Dung: a solution to load-shedding

The ultimate goal is to have biogas solutions that will supply a university with clean energy.

Algae ponds can clean our dirty water

Biology can be put to work in the form of integrated algae pond systems that turn sewage into clean water.

Magic and mysteries in the kidneys

The way our kidneys produce urine is still not fully understood.

Showering and focusing on hygiene can save your baby’s life

Showering rather than bathing or hand washing appears to reduce the mother's chances of aerobic vaginitis, lowering the risk of preterm labour.

Scientists unearth how to manage the Karoo

They're painting a more accurate three-dimensional image of the area's underground geology and resources.

Nanofibres could solve energy woes

Strands are thinner, conduct electricity better than copper and are 1 000 times stronger than steel, but lighter.

Power answer in black holes?

Scientists are looking for ways to harness the energy in galaxies to solve energy problems on Earth.

All hail the humble banana

Research indicates that unripe bananas have the potential to become a staple food, being mostly starch at this stage.

Is working with 3D printers a dangerous occupation?

It is possible that growth in this apparently miraculous technology could hurt those working with it.

Cellphone ‘fingerprints’ can stop criminals

Old military technology may make life more difficult for cellphone-using criminals.

Cheetahs in captivity need a better diet

A lack of high-energy fat in the big cats' diets may cause depression.

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Corruption forces health shake-up in Gauteng

Dr Thembi Mokgethi appointed as new health MEC as premier seeks to stop Covid-19 malfeasance

Hope grows on Durban beachfront

Ten homeless men who turned a vacant lot into an organic vegetable garden are now reaping the rewards of their toil

Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!