West Coast for National Science Week 2018: Deepening democracy through Science
The Science Learning Centre for Africa of the University of the Western Cape (UWC-SLCA) has scheduled a series of science enhancement events to promote National Science Week 2018 from Saturday 28 July to Friday 3 August 2018. UWC-SLCA staff will conduct a science roadshow to schools on the West... Read more
Eskom Expo: R14 million in prizes up for grabs for science boffins
South Africa’s brightest scientific minds will compete for their chance to win prizes worth well over R14 million as this year’s Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair (ISF) gains momentum. The prizes include university bursaries, laptops, gadgets, cash prizes as well as the coveted chance to represent... Read more
Meet the new Deputy Executive Dean of UNISA, College of Science, Engineering and Technology
Dr Mukondeleli Katumba aims to make the curriculum of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Unisa more relevant while maintaining a global competitive edge. We caught up with this dynamic academic to find out a little bit more about her. Can you give us a brief background... Read more
Science is diversifying the uses of traditional medicines
According to the World Health Organisation, a large majority of the African population are making use of traditional medicines for health, socio-cultural, and economic purposes. In Africa, up to 80% of the population uses traditional medicines for primary healthcare. The Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) was identified as a lead programme... Read more
Chemistry lecturer to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting
A lecturer in the School of chemistry and physics, Dr Nolwazi Nombona, will attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany in June. Nombona, selected for the trip by the African Academy of Science (AAS), joins fellow UKZN representative Dr Mark Williams-Wynn, who is being sent by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).... Read more
TUT tackles maths, science problem
In a first for the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (TUTFEBE), Prof SP Daniel Chowdhury, a research professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, together with a team of lecturers have developed a maths and science workshop to get mathematics... Read more