Author : Engela Duvenage

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Co-founder of SciBraai.co.za. Day job: Science writer and science communicator who loves turning research papers into news stories. Claim to fame: mother of two daughters; winner of the Izethelo Award for Outstanding Journalism (2016) from the South African fruit industry, and winner of the best technical article award (2016) as presented by the South African Agricultural Writers' Association Background: MPhil (Journalism, specialising in science journalism) and HonsBA (Psychology).
Agriculture Biology & Evolution

Matie links banana farming to poisoning of Costa Rica’s caiman

Engela Duvenage
Canadian-born Paul Grant is a man who knows how to multi-task. He wrote up his a recently published paper on how banana farming in Costa...
Biology & Evolution

Namaqualand’s long-tongued flies all pumped up

Engela Duvenage
Have you ever watched long-tongued flies in action? To the untrained eye, it might seem as if those flies with an extra-long proboscis take extra-long...
Agriculture

US plantpatoloog sê ja: vernietigende piesangsiekte nou ook in Afrika

Engela Duvenage
Dis nie altyd maklik om die draer van slegte nuus te wees nie. Al word dit gelewer as deel van ‘n mens se dagtaak. Vra...
Biology & Evolution

Local croc expert stars in new BBC wildlife series

Engela Duvenage
Be on the lookout for a new BBC documentary about Zambia’s Luangwa River, which features Stellenbosch University crocodile expert, Dr Alison Leslie. The series “Africa...
Climate & Earth Physics & Engineering Space & Astronomy Technology & Computer Science

Chachane adds personal touch to first SA nano-satellite

Engela Duvenage
When again you hear the name “Tshepiso” or anything to do with South Africa’s first low earth orbiting satellite, let your mind wander from outer...