South African Young Academy of Science

Archive for 2021

  • The ongoing tale of finishing up my PhD

    I am not quite sure where to start this post, this tale of mine I want to tell you about.…

    by leahjunck
  • In 2021 I would like to travel… around South Africa.

    In any other year, the title of this blog would be ‘in 2017/2018/2019 I would like to travel the world’.…

    by mauro95cesar
  • The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Higher Education Sector

    In early March 2020, the president put the entire country under hard lockdown. This resulted in limited movement and interaction…

    by Maseteditshego
  • How does medication know where exactly the pain in my body is?

    When you miss a step and fall, resulting in excruciating pain in your knee… you take a painkiller. When you…

    by ncubekn
  • Don’t squander the Stem switch-on

    via The Mail and Guardian Prof Mmaki Jantjies, Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of the Western Cape,…

    by jenfitchett
  • Don’t squander the Stem switch-on

    via The Mail and Guardian Prof Mmaki Jantjies, Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of the Western Cape,…

    by jenfitchett
  • Post-submission question marks

    A few months ago, and upon submitting my PhD thesis in anthropology, I started hunting for jobs. More accurately, I…

    by leahjunck
  • Earth’s heart attack’ moment

    The natural world is fading, the evidence is all around… But if we act now, we can yet put it…

    by mauro95cesar
  • Behind the scenes of a typical life of a PhD candidate

    I have always understood the concept of multitasking, but holding an umbrella in one hand, a cup of coffee in…

    by ncubekn
  • Trying to make it all look normal: A day in the life of a Masters student

    My walk to university from where I stay could count as my exercise for the day. It takes about 20…

    by Maseteditshego