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South Africa pushes science to improve daily life

South Africa’s science minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, is overseeing a revision of the country’s research policy.Credit: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty South Africa’s science system is set for its biggest shake-up in 20 years, amid proposed legislation changes that aim to make research efforts better serve citizens and address problems such as poverty and …

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Science engagement in South Africa

Learners from grades 9 to 12 surrounded our Science Week table in the township Khaye-litsha, an impoverished community near Cape Town in South Africa. We were conducting outreach for our project Cape Citizen Science (http://citsci.co.za/), an initiative to engage nonscientists in plant disease research in a global biodiversity hotspot. “Can …

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South Africa pushes science to improve daily life

South Africa’s science minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, is overseeing a revision of the country’s research policy.Credit: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty South Africa’s science system is set for its biggest shake-up in 20 years, amid proposed legislation changes that aim to make research efforts better serve citizens and address problems such as poverty and …

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