South African Young Academy of Science

Author archive for michellebeeslaar

  • 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
  • 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
  • The Pandemic and the South African Public Service: An opportunity to eat or to feed?

    On the 25 June 2020, the National School of Government hosted a webinar with Professor Stan Sangweni, the former Chairperson of the Public Service…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • New Deal for Nature and People

    Climate Change and Covid-19: Has the momentum been lost?  In a presentation to the World Economic Forum in 2016, historian…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • Overcoming toxic culture at tertiary institutions and the servitude required to combat it

    The furore over Professor Gray and the role of academics in the response by the South African government to the novel coronavirus pandemic reminded…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • The myth of suburbia

    In the midst of COVID19 and lockdown in South Africa, there has been much commentary on the class fault lines…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • Freedom or Fallacy: A collage of South African perspectives. Where are we 26 years later?

    Annually since 1995, we commemorate Freedom Day which marks the first South African non-racial, democratic elections held on 27 February 1994. The…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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