Shisa Sayensi- Isayensi yangeviki 17 uMasingane 2017

Nazi ezihamba phambili ezeSayensi eNingizimu Afrikha kuleliviki. Shisa Sayensi! Insangu nokusetshenziswa ukwelapha Umnyango wezeMpilo usuqalile nezinhlelo ezingenza ukuthi insangu icwaningwe ososayensi baseNingizimu Afrika ukuze kuzotholakala amakhemikhali angelapha izifo eziningi. Okwamanje ososayensi abakakwazi ukuthola ukuthi yini engenza insangu ibe ngcono ekulapheni izifo okufana nezinhlungu kanye nomdlavuza. Lokhu kutholakale kucwaningo olwenziwe ososayensi abase Harvard University. Lolucwaningo lulandela olunye…

Bugged by insects’ many names

Insects have different names not only in each of our 11 official languages, but within each of those languages depending on geographical location. It is difficult enough being an entomologist in South Africa, in which an insect may have a different name in each of the country’s 11 languages. But even within those languages, an…

Physics needn’t be Greek to isiZulu

The University of KwaZulu-Natal wants to introduce undergraduate courses in isiZulu but students are concerned technical words don’t translate well. You are sitting in a slightly musty-smelling lecture theatre, a physics lecturer at the front of the room, writing an equation on the blackboard. At either elbow, fellow students focus intently on the English words…