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Jan-Hendrik Hofmeyr: a biochemist who believes perceptions can be shifted

AdminBraai
In academia, change often happens slowly. Academics are born into a paradigm and, more often than not, they maintain that paradigm rather than interrogating and...
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...
Space & Astronomy

David Glasser: working towards economic benefits

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On 29 September 1936, David Glasser was born in Alexandria in the Eastern Cape. A strong scholar, he was placed in St Andrews School in...
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...