South African Young Academy of Science

Archive for 2020

  • The race to Mars

    Will the red planet be our saving grace? Scientists have been on the hunt for exoplanets and extraterrestrial life since…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • Online and in the classroom, COVID-19 has put new demands on teachers

    Written by Prof Nhlanhla Mpofu (SAYAS member) As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were on lockdown in South Africa from…

    by roulail
  • Climate research is critical in Africa: how to make it more visible

    Written by Prof Jennifer Fitchett (SAYAS member) Weather and climate have far-reaching effects on every part of life. The timing of…

    by roulail
  • South Africa, Immigration and Politics in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    What does #PutSouthAfricansFirst really mean? A history professor at Harvard University for over 50 years, Oscar Handlin, wrote ‘Once I…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • A Streetwise 2, chemical free please

    Should we be worried about the chemicals in our food? As I write this, Twitter is a flurry of activity…

    by HaysHarvest
  • Heritage Month: History, Culture and Social Cohesion

    How does knowing South Africa’s history contribute to celebrating our diverse culture and reinvigorate our vision of social cohesion? South…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • A TRIBUTE TO THE SOLOMON MAHLANGU FREEDOM COLLEGE

    What was SOMAFCO’s role in the ANC’s conceptualisation of public education? We are where we are because of our past.…

    by pagieljc
  • The uncomfortable truth about finances and academia

    Can an average South African afford an academic career? Every time Stats SA releases the country’s economic statistics, it is…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • Can “Education” solve South Africa’s high level of unemployment? (Part II)

    South Africa’s unemployment rate has sky-rocketed to a staggering 30,1% in the first quarter of 2020. This means that of…

    by pagieljc
  • Can “Education” solve South Africa’s high level of unemployment? (Part II)

    South Africa’s unemployment rate has sky-rocketed to a staggering 30,1% in the first quarter of 2020. This means that of…

    by pagieljc