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SciBraai, a proudly South African NPO dedicated to science journalism, communication and outreach. SciBraai began on Heritage Day 2013 - Anina Mumm and Engela Duvenage in 2013 launched the website, scibraai.co.za, to feature stories about South African research, technology and innovation, and the people behind the discoveries. This blog welcomes all South Africans to go behind the scenes of local science and exploration endeavors. It’s a place to share stories about the scientists themselves and the interesting, little-known activities that are often left out of research journals. A place to learn more about the stuff that makes South African science and its people tick. A place to feel inspired about what South Africans are discovering on home soil and abroad. Because local is lekker, no matter what language you use. SciBraai's following has grown in the past years, and we are now on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We've also begun organising real-life braai's where we share round-the-fire stories about South African science and scientists.
Space & Astronomy

A remarkable scientist – and a stellar role model

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Astronomer Prof. Renée C. Kraan-Korteweg's work on the large-scale structure and distance scale of galaxies has made her an internationally-recognised researcher, but it is as...
Biology & Evolution

Homo Naledi goes virtual

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Thanks to funding received from the Royal Society of South Africa, Scibraai will be publishing a few new science stories in the coming months by...
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Prof Trefor Jenkins: a good man in Africa

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When the Ford Foundation and the Oppenheimer Family Trust agreed, in 2004, to make a joint Endowment Grant to the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)...
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Jonathan Jansen: the talented transformer

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Professor Jonathan Jansen doesn’t enjoy being in the media limelight. “I used to, but now I think it’s a drag,” says the former Vice-Chancellor of...
#LegendsofSouthAfricanScience Biology & Evolution

Jan-Hendrik Hofmeyr: a biochemist who believes perceptions can be shifted

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In academia, change often happens slowly. Academics are born into a paradigm and, more often than not, they maintain that paradigm rather than interrogating and...