#SAscienceHero Lesley Scott wins innovation prize

Via htxt.africa We’re a bit behind the news on this, which in the fast paced internet world is clearly unforgiveable, but Lesley Erica Scott, inventor and Wits University professor, has won the African Innovation Foundation’s Innovation Prize for Africa’s Special Prize for Social Impact for her invention that examines the accuracy of machines used to detect TB. Scott, who…

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!…

Caught by the SciBraai Eye

07 March 2014: Fresh off the SciBraai grill: a different kind of green card, Fairtrade in the South African context, herbal remedies for skin conditions and the safety of tourists during township tours. This is rare, locally-sourced mental meat you’re not likely to find elsewhere. The secret of the green and white cards Did you know…

Caught by the SciBraai Eye

21 February 2014: Where do winemakers go for advice? Well, sadly for all those oenologists working hard in the labs, winemakers prefer phoning a friend to asking the experts. This story, along with one about immigrants to South Africa being less prone to depression than locals, another on measles vaccinations and a last on the…