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Yesterday I learnt that it is us

Us. We who live in cities. We who are employed. We who are academics. We who are food secure. We who have air conditioning. We who drive cars. We who write about how climate change affects vulnerable communities from the comfort of the conference couch within cable distance of the plug. We who attend said…

SuperComputers

Shisa Sayensi: Isayensi yeviki (14 June 2016)

Nazi izindaba zesayensi eyenzeke evikini eNingizimu Afrikha kanye nomhlaba wonke. 1. Ikhompyutha eyisimangaliso eyakhiwe eNingizimu Afrikha 2. UNozipho Gumbi ufike kuma-final omhlaba wonke kwi-Famelab 3. USuku lomhlaba lokunikela ngegazi Ikhompyutha eyisimangaliso eyakhiwe eNingizimu Afrikha Onke amazwe omhlaba anamandla kumele abanamakhompyutha anamandla awasiza ukuthi axazulule izinkinga ezibonakala ziyisimangaliso. Izwe leNingizimu Afrikha selingenile nalo ohlwini lalawa mazwe…

Vanwyksvlei

Between science and society: Northern Cape communities struggle with the telescope in their backyards

“Will the SKA affect pregnancies in the area?” The question comes in Afrikaans, in a rough voice belonging to someone who has lived a much longer, harder life than this middle-aged man appears to have lived. We’re in Vanwyksvlei, in the Northern Cape. Outside the last light is draining from the timeless Hantam Karoo landscape.…

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On a Quest for great science stories

On Saturday 22 August, SciBraai, Code4SA and the International Center for Journalists hosted the first ever science-themed Data Quest, which produced some great potential multimedia science stories. Held at Code4SA’s Codebridge lab in Cape Town, the event put data nerds, scientists and journalists into teams tasked with sifting through publicly available data to find stories and create interactive data…

DAVE WITH AUDIENCE

Beauty, horror and hope: Dave Pepler tells all

Renowned and beloved South African naturalist Dave Pepler shared his life story and views on sharing science in “a divided, but connected” world with a warm and appreciative audience at a recent “Science Fridays @Stellenbosch” series hosted at by the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University. He suggested that…

Prof Nox Makunga challenges young scientists to stand up and speak out about science at “Science Fridays @Stellenbosch”: Photo by Theo-Charl Kieck

Confessions of communicating scientist

By Marina Joubert, Stellenbosch University I communicate my science as it connects me to the world and the world to me. I communicate my science as it helps me generate new ideas about my research. I communicate my science hoping it serves to inspire others and may grow science in South Africa. I communicate my…