Writing workshop

‘Writing with integrity’

A writing workshop with a focus on research integrity, hosted by the South African Journal of Science and aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers with little or no experience in writing and publishing journal articles.

Date: 5 June 2024
Time: 9:00 – 15:00
Venue: Zoom / YouTube
RSVP: Click here to register






9:05 – 9:35


Using AI responsibly in your writing

Kirstin Krauss

Worldwide Information Services (WWIS)


9:35 – 11:35


Structuring your claims and evidence

Chrissie Boughey, RU

SAJS Associate Editor

11:35 – 12:00


12:00 – 12:30

Lunch break



12:30 – 12:45


Deciding on authorship

Thywill Dzogbewu, CUT

SAJS Associate Editor Mentee


12:45 – 13:00


Curating your data

Lindah Muzangwa, RAU (UK) SAJS Associate Editor Mentee

13:00 – 13:30



13:30 – 13:45


Responding to reviewers’ feedback

Taahira Goga, UCT & CSIR

SAJS Outstanding Article Awardee 2023


13:45 – 14:00


Communicating with editors

Leslie Swartz, SUN SAJS Editor-in-Chief

14:00 – 14:55



14:55 – 15:00




Dr Kirstin Krauss has extensive experience in leading research capacity building initiatives and coordinating research projects, and, more recently, in business development for a scholarly services company. He is a leading authority and subject matter expert in the field of artificial intelligence and academic writing, with over 25 years of extensive experience making a notable impact in business, education and research. Kirstin holds a PhD in Informatics from the University of Pretoria. He is a part-time Research Advisor at Worldwide Information Services (WWIS). In prior roles as a Professor at Unisa (2017-2022) and Associate Professor at Rhodes University (2012-2016), he focused predominantly on postgraduate student development and supervision capacity building in Information Systems.

Prof. Chrissie Boughey is Emeritus Professor of the Centre for Postgraduate Studies at Rhodes University and Associate Editor: Social Sciences & Education for the South African Journal of Science. She came to South Africa in 1999 after spending many years teaching English as a second/foreign language in Spain, the Middle East and the UK. She holds a DPhil in Linguistics from the University of the Western Cape, an MA in Applied Language Studies from the University of Reading (UK) and a PGCE in Education from the University of Wales (UK). Her research interests are in academic literacy, teaching & learning in higher education, critical realism, social realism, academic development, and educational development.

Dr Thywill Dzogbewu is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Central University of Technology (South Africa) and an Associate Editor Mentee: Engineering & Technology with the South African Journal of Science. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Central University of Technology. His research focuses on the use of green manufacturing processes, smart materials, and topology optimisation strategies via advanced manufacturing technologies to produce 3D and 4D structures.

Dr Lindah Muzangwa is a Lecturer in Agricultural Sciences at the Royal Agricultural University (UK) and an Associate Editor Mentee: Agriculture & Forestry with the South African Journal of Science. She holds a PhD in Agriculture (Crop Science) from the University of Fort Hare. Lindah is a dedicated crop scientist and agronomist with over 15 years of expertise in open-field agronomy, crop experimentation, laboratory  analysis and  teaching. Her work has significantly advanced the implementation of sustainable cropping systems in the face of evolving climate conditions.

Taahira Goga is a doctoral candidate in chemical engineering at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Her study revolves around the use of industrial ecology tools to predict and assess current and future impacts of the South African plastics sector. She is also employed as a researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in the Sustainability, Economics, and Waste (SEW) research group. During her academic career, she has tutored and mentored students, notably in the use of Life Cycle Assessment. Furthermore, she has published several peer-reviewed articles in the field. Although her research interests revolve around the themes of circular economy and sustainability, her passion lies in the development of students and early career researchers. She is the first author of the SAJS Outstanding Article for 2023, ‘A lifecycle-based  evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from the plastics industry in South Africa’.

Prof. Leslie Swartz is a Professor of Psychology at Stellenbosch University. His research focuses on disability rights and mental health issues in southern Africa. He has a particular interest in developing academic writing skills and increasing access to academic publishing. He is Editor-in-Chief of the South African Journal of Science and of the Scandinavian Journal of Disability.