How we know the cables won’t snap

When Riaan Bergh spots a car with a tow bar, he’s on all fours before he can help himself, checking how the thing is designed and connected, and if it would pass a strength test. Safety first This habit began during the formative years of Bergh’s career, when he was responsible for testing a great…

The legacy of mining: an environmental and health disaster in the making

For episode 3 of The Science Inside, we went to Kagiso, a township in Johannesburg’s West Rand, where the community has had enough. This is a story about Johannesburg’s earthquakes, it’s about the whole country’s water supply and its about the innocent children of Kagiso. The Science Inside is produced by The Wits Radio Academy with funding…