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‘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.

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.

Is life at its heart a quantum problem?

Can quantum biology help us to understand what distinguishes a bunch of molecules from a living organism?

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.

A new ready-to-eat twist on old grains

A typical day for women in resource-poor communities such as the Sekhukhune district in Limpopo is far from easy.

‘Glow in the dark’ quinine could help kill malaria parasite

For centuries it was the treatment of choice against malaria until new drugs with fewer side effects came along.

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The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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