Author : Engela Duvenage

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Co-founder of 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 Animal Science

The UCT prof who helped save the bluefin tuna

Engela Duvenage
Later this month, Professor Doug Butterworth will be formally honoured by the Emperor of Japan with the Order of the Rising Sun for contributing to...
Climate & Earth

It’s about the people for climate change scientist Jessica Thorn

Engela Duvenage
  Dr Jessica Thorn was recently announced as part of the first three Women in Climate Change Science Fellows, an initiative of the African Institute...
Health & Medical

Bone accountancy

Engela Duvenage
As part of her PhD in Anatomy, Mandi Alblas regularly visits Stellenbosch University’s Kirsten Skeletal Collection. Like an accountant she packs out, photographs and tallies each...
Policy & Development

So, who is South Africa’s new Minister of Science and Technology?

Engela Duvenage
South Africa’s new Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, likes things to be done on time. She’s solution-driven and prefers preparing properly for briefings and other...
Space & Astronomy

Bernie Fanaroff brought SA the world’s largest telescope

Engela Duvenage
Dr Bernie Fanaroff did his PhD because of his interest in physics – and in the process developed a way to classify very distant radio...

Jill Farrant: resurrection (plant) woman

Engela Duvenage
Prof Jill Farrant’s life merges with water. To be more specific, she’s occupied by the ability of a rare few so-called resurrection plants to seemingly...
#SciBraaiScienceSides Human & Social

[New study] SA Super Rugby teams clocked up more kilometers

Engela Duvenage
A study that calculates just how far Super Rugby teams travel was sparked by three Australian academics’ hopes to pick the right side to back...

Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan: Breathing life into the bones of extinct animals

Engela Duvenage
Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan (@Palaeo_Prof) was born in Pretoria, the youngest of three daughters. After matriculating from Laudium High School, she wanted to become a science...