Who are the big names in South African science?

Lee Berger (#Homonaledi). Tim Noakes (#banting). Glenda Gray (#MRCpresident). Bob Sholes (#climatechange). Himla Soodyall? Salim Abdool-Karim? Bruce Rubidge? Jill Farrant? Can you place these names, and associate a specific hashtag to each of them? They are among South Africa’s most visible scientists, according to a study published in the South African Journal of Science.   The…

Can beer brewing help solve our water crisis?

This week’s show is about South Africa’s water crisis. The show starts with how the joys of brewing beer can solve a water crisis. From there we chat to Professor Anthony Turton about why we are on the brink of chaos and Senta Berner about how angry people can become when their water is cut…

The Science Inside #36: South Africa’s water problem is massive

What does exploding homebrewed beer in Johannesburg suburbia to do with South Africa’s growing water problem? Find out by listening to this week’s edition of the ‘Science Inside’. Dr Karl Rumbold of the Wits School of Molecular and Cell Biology and water expert Anthony Turton of the University of the Free State shed some light…