South African Young Academy of Science

Author archive for Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana

  • 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
  • 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
  • Mama Charlotte Maxeke: My Superhero

    Why was I not taught about her in school? In line with the commemoration of women’s month, I have chosen…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • Mysteries of the Universe

    How much of our universe do we know? Public science engagements have been the fuel that drives my love for…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • A Passionate Nation

    What does the youth of 1976 have in common with today’s youth? As we commemorate Youth month and specifically Youth…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • I Spy With My Little Eyes… A Perfect Supervisor

    Is there an algorithm for choosing a supervisor? If the gods of academia work in my favour, this time next…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • Fallacies and freedom of expression in Science

    Can ignorance be cured? The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a global panic, unfortunately, during these trying times many people…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • 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
  • 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
  • Find what fuels your passion

    Are you brave enough to reach for the stars? My full name is Sinenhlanhla Precious Sikhosana, born in Harding south…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana