An analysis of South Africa’s scientific performance shows that the country has increased its research output. Between 2000 and 2010, it improved its international publications ranking by two positions, and was ranked 33rd in the world.
• Top award for local invasion biologist
Brushing one’s teeth every evening before bed is nothing more than routine for most people. For Chené Mostert of Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, it became the inspiration for an idea that has won her international acclaim in the science world.
• Big science coming to Africa
When you think of building a house, recycled polystyrene may not seem like the most suitable material for the job, but now a new project is using this unlikely product to build low cost houses and in the process divert recyclable materials away from landfill sites.
• Waste gives Such artistic inspiration