SciBraai’s #SONA2015 round-up

Science plays a crucial role in improving the state of the nation. Here’s our twitter round-up from Zuma’s #SONA2015, focusing on energy & water, developing our ocean economy, agriculture, broadband access, health (HIV & TB) and rhino poaching. Zuma’s 9 steps: Science will be key to 9 steps for boosting SA economy, esp energy crisis, agro-processing, infrastructure & operation phakisa!…

Renosters se weefsel só bewaar

Die weefsel van gestroopte renosters lê ’n vrieskas vol en duisende dooies se inligting word gehou in lêers wat rye kaste vol staan. En nuwe pakkies weefsel daag byna daagliks by die genetika-laboratorium van die Universiteit van Pretoria se fakulteit veeartsenykunde in Onderstepoort op. Dit is forensiese materiaal en word as bewysstukke gehanteer. Elke dooie…

The life and death of a rhino

In episode 5 of The Science Inside we examined the sophisticated technological and scientific approaches used in the fight against rhino poaching. We also found out that it’s not really a conservation issue; it’s an organised crime issue.

Caught by the SciBraai Eye

31 January 2014: Does it really matter if all the rhinos die? What does Blue Flag beach status really mean? What can South Africa do to curb CO2 emissions? Most South Africans use minibus taxis, but how do we really feel about them? Should you pack malaria meds for a visit to the Kruger Park?…