West Coast’s Heaviside’s dolphins are all family

The sight of an albino Heaviside’s dolphin off Hondeklipbaai during one of her sampling trips along the West Coast is one that she will always treasure.So says conservation geneticist and Capetonian Dr Keshni Gopal, who completed the first in-depth genetic study about this endemic South African dolphin species. “I’ve always had a great passion for…

WNNR-stewel ‘beskerm teen landmyne’

’n Stewel wat mense teen dodelike landmynontplof­fings beskerm is deur kenners van die Wetenskaplike en Nywerheidsnavorsingsraad (WNNR) ontwerp. Dit is so gevorderd dat die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Weermag die patent gekoop het. Thanyani Pandelani was deel van die span wat drie jaar lank aan die ontwerp gewerk en drie prototipes gebou het. Die stewel waarop hulle besluit het,…