The Science Inside: about paintbrush lillies, passwords and science kits

Have a listen to this episode of The Science Inside – it’s about efforts to save the paintbrush lily, home science kits for high school learners, and how hackers steal passwords right from your thoughts. Unscience will tell you whether your face may be making you look rich.

The Science Inside is presented by Elna Schütz and DJ Keyez. The production team is Gabriel Chemhuru , Nelly Black and Moniq Lyons, with technical production by Kutlwano Serame. It is presented by the Wits Radio Academy.

THE SCIENCE INSIDE – Paintbrush Lily by Wits Radio Academy

There’s much uproar about endangered animals, but some of South Africa’s plant species are also facing extinction. We talk to the team from Stellenbosch University that’s trying to save the paintbrush lily and a traditional healer who is fighting for conservation.



SciBraai, a proudly South African NPO dedicated to science journalism, communication and outreach. SciBraai began on Heritage Day 2013 - Anina Mumm and Engela Duvenage in 2013 launched the website,, to feature stories about South African research, technology and innovation, and the people behind the discoveries. This blog welcomes all South Africans to go behind the scenes of local science and exploration endeavors. It’s a place to share stories about the scientists themselves and the interesting, little-known activities that are often left out of research journals. A place to learn more about the stuff that makes South African science and its people tick. A place to feel inspired about what South Africans are discovering on home soil and abroad. Because local is lekker, no matter what language you use. SciBraai's following has grown in the past years, and we are now on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We've also begun organising real-life braai's where we share round-the-fire stories about South African science and scientists.

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