Science Voices

‘Plebs’ finally get to understand a bit of ‘lab-coat lingo’

Writing about their research in last year's Science Voices supplement has been beneficial to the 28 young scientists involved. Participate this year!

Making plant fibres flame-retardant might make them fly.

There is renewed interest in natural materials, as recyclability and environmental safety become more important in manufacturing and consumables.

Satellites can help save the environment

In 10 years, Thohoyandou in Limpopo has become unrecognisable.

The fundamental ties that bind also confuse the world’s chemists

It seems chemists are always out to make life harder for matric students and science undergraduates.

The climate behind human evolution

Investigating past climate change and its human impact.

Unique local genetic problem needs a unique local solution

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a muscle-wasting disease that causes paralysis, is one of the most common genetic causes of infant death in the world.

Astrophysical jets in distant galaxy could teach us physics

At present, technology can only aid us to see so much, but that could change soon.

Comrades in arms with gum trees

Defense mechanisms of plants and trees ensures their survival.

Meatless Mondays might be harmful in SA

Is skipping out on a meaty meal to save the environment doing more harm than good?

‘Insect farming’ a possible industry for rural communities

For some southern African communities, stinkbugs are a culinary delicacy.

Understanding trees, light and grass helps to manage bush encroachment

Bush encroachment poses major challenges for animals and other species.

The sleeping pill that wakes up damaged brains

?Between our love for contact sports and our shocking road traffic injury figures, South Africans are at the troubling end of head trauma statistics.

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.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

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.