SAJS in the News

February 2018

14 February 2018 - Could edible termites be next on the menu? Cape Argus | SAJS article

1 February 2018 - 'Mrs Ples' is actually a 'Mr', say researchers eNCA | SAJS article

January 2018

31 January 2018 - One of the world’s most famous fossil skulls, “Mrs Ples”, is actually a “Mr” The Conversation Africa| SAJS article

30 January 2018 - Yebo for Limpopo's Goggas, Saturday Star | SAJS article

18 January 2018 - Researchers warn 'purified' Cape Town sea water will be contaminatedMail & Guardian | SAJS article

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December 2017

5 December 2017 - Scientists urge the use of geothermal energyBusinessDay | SAJS article

4 December 2017 - Scientists sound warning over pollutants in treated sea waterTimesLive | SAJS article

2 December 2017 - Pollutant risk to seawater plant, Saturday Star | SAJS article

2 December 2017 - Who and where are the visible scientists in South Africa? Inside Education, | SAJS article

November 2017

30 November 2017 - UCT home to SA’s most publicly visible scientistsYiba | SAJS article

29 November 2017 - How an historic heart transplant created a celebrity scientist 50 years agoThe Conversation Africa | SAJS article

12 November 2017 - How barcoding is helping South Africa track its precious pollinators, The Conversation Africa | SAJS article

6 November 2017 - Africa needs to start creating its own medical technology. Here’s howThe Conversation Africa | SAJS article

October 2017

19 October 2017 - As a biodiversity hot spot, SA gets ready to glowBusiness Day | SAJS article

5 October 2017 - Few women in science: Academies partly to blameThe Herald | SAJS article

4 October 2017 - Study: South African shale reserves a fraction of previous estimatesYour Oil and Gas News | SAJS article

4 October 2017 - Too few women in science: why academies are part of the problemThe Conversation Africa SAJS article

2 October 2017 - Letter to Editor: Do not jump to premature fact-free conclusions regarding shale gasDaily Maverick | SAJS article

September 2017

29 September 2017 - 40 keer minder skaliegas in Karoo sê kennersNews24 | SAJS article

28 September 2017 - South Africa Karoo shale gas deposits seen less than earlier estimates, Reuters | SAJS article

28 September 2017 - South Arica's Karoo shale gas estimate slashedNatural Gas World | SAJS article

28 September 2017 - Karoo shale potential ‘likely highly inflated’UpStream SAJS article

28 September 2017 - Karoo shale gas deposits seen less than earlier estimates, MoneyWeb SAJS article

28 September 2017 - Fracking flop – Karoo gas estimates ‘overcooked’ in more ways than oneDaily Maverick SAJS article

28 September 2017 - Tests reveal less Karoo shale gas than expectedBusinessLive SAJS article

19 September 2017 - Predatory journals: government loses millions to articles in journals that swindle,BusinessDay | SAJS article

12 September 2017 - 'Dodgy' articles in academic journals threatens integrity of South African scienceNews24 | SAJS article

August 2017

31 August 2017 - Global warming is a reality, not a trick to hamper industrial growth elsewhere in the world, Editage Insights

29 August 2017 - Open Access in higher education in South AfricaITWebAfrica | SAJS article

25 August 2017 - SA ranks 10th in female science academiesSABC | SAJS article

19 August 2017 - Still fighting the scourge of HIV/Aids, Saturday Star | SAJS Article

3 August 2017 - Bogus academic journals undermine science in SABusinessDay | SAJS article

June 2017

8 June 2017 - Snoek vol proteïene en omega-3 met min vet – studie, Netwerk24 | SAJS article

7 June 2017 - The snoek secret is outTimesLive | SAJS article

7 June 2017 - Cape favourite snoek is good for youCape Argus | SAJS article

6 June 2017 - Snoek is the new salmon — but don’t tell health nuts!Business Day | SAJS article

May 2017

31 May 2017 - Live cruelly‚ die young: Academics count the cost of Cape Town's tidal wave of violenceTimes Live | SAJS article

19 May 2017 - Predatory journals – A threat to academic credibilityUniversity World News | SAJS article

April 2017

4 April 2017 - We’re closer to learning when humans first daubed arrows with poisonThe Conversation Africa | SAJS article

2 April 2017 - Bones of contention rock the cradle, Sunday Times | SAJS article

March 2017

30 March 2017 - ‘Little Foot’ hominid is much younger than originally thoughtEngineering News | SAJS article

29 March 2017 - Beloved ancestor Little Foot still coy about its ageTimesLive SAJS article

29 March 2017 - Little Foot net 2,8 miljoen jaar oud – navorsersNetwerk24 SAJS article

24 March 2017 - Resolving fractured debates about fracking? The shale gas industry in SAMechChem Africa SAJS article

22 March 2017 - Stormwater harvesting could help South Africa manage its water shortagesThe Conversation Africa | SAJS article

10 March 2017 - Addressing language barriers is key to student successThe Unversity World News | SAJS article

February 2017

05 February 2017 - Universities Must Counter 'Post-Truths' With Credibility, Warns AcademicHuffington Post | SAJS article

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November 2016

29 November 2016 - The phenomenon of skin lightening: Is it right to be light?Times Live | SAJS article

15 November 2016 - SAJS article on the Altmetric Top 100 for 2016Altmetric.com | SAJS article

October 2016

17 October 2016 - How dung beetles are duped into rolling and burying seedsThe Conversation Africa | SAJS article

03 October 2016 - Rumble in the caves over Homo naledi 'burial' theoryTimes Live | SAJS article

September 2016 

29 September 2016 - A new twist to whodunnit in science’s famous Piltdown Man hoaxThe Conversation Africa | SAJS article

16 September 2016 - Oldest Human Cancer Found in 1.7 Million-Year-Old BoneAustralian Network News | SAJS article & SAJS article

13 September 2016 - Fossil evidence reveals that cancer in humans goes back 1.7 million yearsThe Conversation Africa | SAJS article & SAJS article

 

August 2016

22 August 2016 - The Known: Cancer Is Really, Really Old. The Unknown: How Common It WasThe New York Times | SAJS article & SAJS article

22 August 2016 - Investing in science can help put food on Africa’s platesThe Conversation AfricaSAJS article

5 August 2016 - Varsities lead way in state researchTimes Live | SAJS article

1 August 2016 - 1.7-million-year-old fossil shows earliest known cancer in humanThe Daily SabahSAJS article & SAJS article

1 August 2016 - Oldest cancer in human ancestor found in 1.7-million-year-old boneFox News | SAJS article & SAJS article

 

July 2016

30 July 2016 - Cancer Discovered In A Million-Year-Old Fossil In South Africa, Challenges Modern Day Ideas About The DiseaseThe Inquisitr SAJS article & SAJS article

30 July 2016 - First Known Cancer Dates Back To 1.7 Million Years AgoThe News Independent | SAJS article & SAJS article

29 July 2016 - 1.7 million-year-old cancer found, the oldest yetThe Washington Post SAJS article & SAJS article

29 July 2016 - Earliest cancer ever discovered in SA, News24 SAJS article & SAJS article

28 July 2016 - Fossil tumour is oldest evidence of ancient human cancerCBC | SAJS article & SAJS article

28 July 2016 - Earliest Human Cancer Found in 1.7-Million-Year-Old BoneNational Geographic | SAJS article & SAJS article

28 July 2016 - Cancer found in ancient human ancestor's footBBC SAJS article & SAJS article

28 July 2016 - LMU scientist helps discover oldest evidence of cancer in human or human relativeNews Sentinel SAJS article & SAJS article

28 July 2016 - Vroegste bewys van kanker gevind in 1,7 m. jaar oue fossielNetwerk24 SAJS article

28 July 2016 - World's oldest example of cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old fossilThe Telegraph | SAJS article

27 July 2016 - How tiny black spots shed light on part of the Homo naledi mysteryThe Conversation Africa SAJS article

24 July 2016 - Suikertand-belasting erger vir Pepsi as vir Coke, Netwerk24 | SAJS article

15 July 2016 - Scientists to determine how Homo Naledi ended up in Dinaledi ChamberSABC | SAJS article

 

June 2016

24 June 2016 - Coastal towns face major threatTimesLive | SAJS article

10 June 2016 - The research subsidy may penalise high-citation articlesUniversity World News SAJS article

1 June 2016 - Space-age exploration to help unearth pre-historic bonesNewKerala | SAJS article

 

May 2016

31 May 2016 - Back to the future: Space-age exploration for pre-historic bonesScience Daily SAJS article

30 May 2016 - Space-age exploration for prehistoric bones in South AfricaPopular Archaeology SAJS article

 

April 2016

11 April 2016 - The future for frogs looks bleak, unless humans change their habits, The Conversation Africa | SAJS article

 

March 2016

18 March 2016 - DNA gives insight into southern Africa’s pastNorthcliff Melville Times SAJS article

15 March 2016 - Scans and DNA tests reveal the secrets of a rare African mummy, The Conversation Africa SAJS article

 

February 2016

8 February 2016 - Why it might take more than the buzz of bees to ward off elephants, The Conversation Africa SAJS article

3 February 2016 - Study: SA doesn't understand evolutionJacaranda FM SAJS article

 

January 2016

31 January 2016 - How a centuries-old poem hints at Shakespeare’s herbal ‘muse’, The Conversation Africa SAJS article

21 January 2016 - National science academy marks 20 years of research, eNCA

20 January 2016 - Robots helping tell the ocean story in South Africa, SciDevNet SAJS article

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November 2015

28 November 2015 - Homo Naledi May Be About Two Million Years Old, TechTimes SAJS article

25 November 2015 - Homo naledi may be two million years old (give or take)The Conversation Africa | SAJS article

25 November 2015 - How long ago did Homo Naledi roam the earth?Eye Witness News SAJS article

 

October 2015

13 October 2015 - Our taste buds change with wallet size..., Radio 702 SAJS article

8 October 2015 - KZN landscape lost to settlement, IOL SAJS article

7 October 2015 - SA eating habits: Survey paints grim pictureIOL | SAJS article

2 October 2015 - Shaping South Africa through science, SABC

1 October 2015 - Is SA eating clean? Wendy investigates, EastCoast Radio SAJS article

 

September 2015

29 September 2015 - Drug waste in SA's drinking water raises health concernsRadio 702 SAJS article

27 September 2015 - Cocktail of drug waste lurks in SA's tap water, Sunday Times SAJS article

 

August 2015

28 August 2015 - The PhD and the ideology of ‘no transformation’University World News SAJS article

14 August 2015 - Were the works of Shakespeare inspired by Cannabis? Scientists find traces of drugs on pipesAncient Origins SAJS article

12 August 2015 - Much ado about puffing or did Shakespeare smoke cannabis?BBC SAJS article

11 August 2015 - Was William Shakespeare a stoner?CNN | SAJS article

11 August 2015 - Punchlines: To smoke or not to smoke? Was that the question?USA Today SAJS article

11 August 2015 - Did Shakespeare Smoke Pot?Smithsonian.com SAJS article

10 August 2015 - Did Shakespeare Smoke Weed? South African Scientists Shed New Light On Old PipesAFK Insider SAJS article

10 August 2015 - Scientists Detect Traces of Cannabis on Pipes Found in William Shakespeare’s GardenTime SAJS article

9 August 2015 - Shakespeare on a high? Study suggests the playwright might have been high while writingFirst Post SAJS article

8 August 2015 - Was William Shakespeare high when he penned his plays? Independent SAJS article

8 August 2015 - Was Shakespeare High?International Business Times | SAJS article

7 August 2015 - Dishonest academics may make students think plagiarism is acceptable, The Conversation Africa SAJS article

7 August 2015 - Could Shakespeare have been high when he penned his plays?, The Conversation Africa SAJS article

5 August 2015 - How satellites are helping Africa improve weather forecasts, The Conversation Africa SAJS article

 

July 2015

15 July 2015 - SA’s genetically modified maize: Here's what you should know about itDaily Maverick SAJS article

 

June 2015

29 June 2015 - When it’s not good for the sun to shine on youThe Conversation Africa SAJS article

15 June 2015 - Species without boundaries—a new way to map our originsPhys.org SAJS article

8 June 2015 - Collaboration plan for South African scientists fails to take off, The Conversation Africa SAJS article

5 June 2015 - Communities need to pull together and get SA’s children off the fat listNews 24 SAJS article

3 June 2015 - Africa has a long way to go to get more women into the sciencesThe Conversation Africa | SAJS article

 

May 2015

19 May 2015 - Kirstenbosch needs a burnIOL

 

April 2015

1 April 2015 - The Four Fallacies of African Language Education, According to H Ekkehard WolffBooks Live SAJS article

 

March 2015

6 March 2015 - The case for dual-medium instructionMail & Guardian | SAJS article

 

February 2015

19 February 2015 - Teaching in vernacular questioned, IOL SAJS article

13 February 2015 - The millions we spend on stolen ideasMail & Guardian SAJS article