Tag : South African science

Technology & Computer Science

The UWC student who takes a closer look at crime scenes

Engela Duvenage
Mfundo Maneli is a computer scientist on a mission to help South African forensic investigators to better “read” and understand crime scenes. It’s his way...
#SciComm Mathematics

Portraits from the Pandemic: a mathematician’s artistic perspective

For those of us still dealing with intense anxiety and burnout after the COVID-19 pandemic, the quaint watercolour-painted characters in Stellenbosch University maths professor Karin-Therese...
Animal Science Biology & Evolution

Minute life: new diatom discovered on sea snakes

Engela Duvenage
Your chances of spotting a yellow-bellied sea snake (Hydrophis platurus) while boogey boarding or surfing are slim. It is after all the only sea snake...
Science books

CT expert’s latest children’s book on Africa’s dinosaurs

Engela Duvenage
Cape Town palaeontologist Prof Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan is as at ease in front of international academic audiences talking about her research into the microscopic structure of...
Agriculture Animal Science

The UCT prof who helped save the bluefin tuna

Engela Duvenage
Later this month, Professor Doug Butterworth will be formally honoured by the Emperor of Japan with the Order of the Rising Sun for contributing to...
Health & Medical Space & Astronomy

Die nierdokter wat 51 lewens gered het

Elsabé Brits
Tien jaar gelede het dr Elmi Muller die eerste nieroorplantings in Suid-Afrika op MIV-positiewe ontvangers gedoen. Sy het sedertdien al 51 sulke oorplantings gedoen. Ten...