• South African Journal of Science
    Vol 111 No 11/12 (2015)

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    A sculpture by Marco Cianfanelli at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal. The 50 non-linear steel columns seen individually when viewed from the side align to form a two-dimensional portrait of Nelson Mandela when viewed from the front. In an article in this issue, Manzini motivates for broadening current perspectives of innovation in South Africa, beyond science and technology.

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  • South African Journal of Science
    Vol 111 No 9/10 (2015)

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    Extensive erosion has occurred in KwaZulu-Natal (photo: John Craigie, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife). In an article in this issue, Jewitt and colleagues detail the land-cover changes in the province and their implications for biodiversity.

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  • South African Journal of Science
    Vol 111 No 7/8 (2015)

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    Fibre optic cables navigating the world (credit: Greatstock/Corbis). In an article in this issue Pillay and colleagues discuss the use of polarisation-encoded quantum key distribution in optical fibre networks to encode digital information.

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  • South African Journal of Science
    Vol 111 No 5/6 (2015)

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    A massive bright green surface cyanobacterial bloom extending more than 20 km out over Lake Taihu, China, as seen by the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer satellite instrument on 14 August 2007 (image: Mark Matthews, Daniel Odermatt; data courtesy of the European Space Agency). Matthews and Bernard discuss the use of satellite remote sensing to detect eutrophication and cyanobacteria in South Africa’s water bodies in an article in this issue.

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  • South African Journal of Science
    Vol 111 No 3/4 (2015)

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    An Ovahimba woman from the Kunene Region, Namibia, whose skin, hair and personal attire are covered in a red ochre mixture called otjise (photo: Riaan F. Rifkin). Although otjise is applied by modern humans primarily for social functions, an article by Rifkin and colleagues explores how the topical application of red ochre for sun protection may have provided an adaptive advantage for our prehistoric ancestors.

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  • South African Journal of Science
    Vol 111 No 1/2 (2015)

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    Agriculture in action. In this issue, Musvoto and colleagues review the role of agriculture in a green economy in South Africa and Fischer and colleagues discuss the aspects of Bt maize in smallholder agriculture in South Africa.

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  • South African Journal of Science
    Vol 110 No 11/12 (2014)

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    The Golden Ratio – elucidated by Boeyens and Thackeray in an article in this issue – is expressed in the spiral structure of the cochlear of a fossil hominin (about 2 million years old) from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa. (Cochlear image, based on CT scans: Jose Braga. Diagram of the golden ratio is included for illustrative purposes only.)

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  • South African Journal of Science
    Vol 110 No 9/10 (2014)

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    Open Access Week is celebrated globally in October. Czerniewicz and Goodier discuss open access in the South African higher education research context. (image design by Nadine Wubbeling).

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  • South African Journal of Science
    Vol 110 No 7/8 (2014)

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    Galls induced by the introduced biological control fly Dasineura rubiformis on the invasive Australian tree Acacia mearnsii. The formation of galls prevents seed production and substantially reduces the invasive potential of the tree (photo: Fiona Impson). Van Wilgen and colleagues review the contributions of the Centre for Invasion Biology in the field of invasion science over the last 10 years.

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  • South African Journal of Science
    Vol 110 No 5/6 (2014)

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    A density map of keywords in water research related publications from 2002 to 2006. Siebrits et al. report on a scientometric analysis of water research publications over four decades to identify paradigm shifts within water research in South Africa.

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  • South African Journal of Science
    Vol 110 No 3/4 (2014)

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    The Siloam Valley and Makuleni Village – the site of the hypothetical enhanced geothermal system discussed by Dhansay et al. in an article on South Africa’s geothermal energy potential. Photos: Taufeeq Dhansay.

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  • South African Journal of Science
    Vol 110 No 1/2 (2014)

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    King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) on Trypot Beach, Marion Island. Ansorge et al. report that the Prince Edward Islands support ecosystems that are extremely sensitive to perturbations and provide an ideal natural laboratory for studying how these ecosystems respond to a changing climate (photo: Anne Treasure).

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