Night-time tracking of island “ghost birds”
Plettenberg Bay zoology masters student Danielle van den Heever adopted a nocturnal routine to study tropical “ghost birds”, slightly bigger than doves yet tough enough to fly hundreds of kilometres out to sea. Van den Heever, 24, from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s Marine Apex Predator Research Unit (Mapru), studied... Read more
Four NWU researchers in running for science oscars
Four scientists of the North-West University (NWU) are finalists in the National Science and Technology’s (NSTF) prestigious science awards, also known as the “science oscars” of South Africa. Prof Louis du Preez (zoology), Prof Alta Schutte (cardiovascular physiology), Prof Melville Saayman (tourism) and Prof Linda Godfrey (waste research) were announced as finalists in... Read more
NWU PhD student receives prize for best research journal
Sidwell Sihlangu, a PhD student from the North-West University`s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, received prize money to the value of R20 000 for the best researched journal in scientific innovation at the recent Provincial Youth in Agriculture Awards (YAA) on 23 June 2017 in Wolmaranstad. Sidwell received this prize... Read more
SA has highest blood pressure in Southern Africa
A study by Wits scientists and peers has revealed that South Africa has the highest prevalence of hypertension in southern Africa. South Africa also has the largest number of people whose blood pressure is still not controlled, even whilst on treatment. These were among the findings of a paper, entitled: Stark... Read more
Man meets machine…machine reads man!
Unisa’s School of Computing (SoC) has proven once again that it is at the cutting edge of technology and research by acquiring equipment that measures a wide range of physiological indicators. Psychophysiology is an area of psychology that measures an individual’s bodily responses to reveal something about their mental state and... Read more
CPUT International fellowship programme boosts teaching and research
CPUT has benefited from a fellowship program, which gives African-born scholars in the United States and Canada the opportunity to collaborate with universities in six African countries. A collaborative application between Dr Kareemah Gamieldien from CPUT’s Department of Emergency Medical Sciences (EMS) and Prof M. Faadiel Essop from the Physiological Sciences... Read more