South African Young Academy of Science

Author archive for 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

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

    by michellebeeslaar