South African Young Academy of Science

Archive for 2020

  • The Image of Green

    Is the most sustainable option always as it appears? I think a lot about waste. I suspect it’s because of…

    by HaysHarvest
  • Get your paper ready for publication

    by Prof Benita Olivier Are you in the process of writing your very first academic manuscript? I remember the many…

    by roulail
  • South Africa and unmet basic human rights 25 years later: Food safety and why it matters?

    What is food safety and how is it linked to food security? A quick scan of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • Female scientists are taking up space and cementing themselves

    What does a scientist nowadays look like? When the word ‘scientist’ is mentioned, what image is painted in your mind?…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • South Africa’s #SpekboomChallenge: Sorting the facts from the fantasies

    Is spekboom South Africa’s silver-bullet solution to becoming carbon neutral? Over the last few weeks, a viral trend known as…

    by HaysHarvest
  • Be the change you want to see in the world

    Is the research we are producing in South Africa locally contextualized, relevant and addressing societal needs? In the 2000s social…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • Education in South Africa: A tale of two tragedies and our response as reformers

    Do you see them? The beginning of a new school year – for most teachers and learners – is accompanied…

    by pagieljc
  • Science for Change vs Science for ‘Fun’

    Should South Africa invest in fundamental research? We all want to save the world or at least have a positive…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • FINDING PURPOSE AND FULFILLMENT IN 2020

    To be or not to be an academic?  Ziglar said ‘Making a big life change is pretty scary. But, know…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • Educational reformer promoting appropriate pedagogy and policy

    Education as a public good: is it any good for the public? Born in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga in 1988 to…

    by pagieljc