Fuel for the future
With dwindling fossil fuel reserves, a global energy crisis is looming. It is estimated that current global oil reserves will only last another 53 years...
Sustainability: Seals & whales may have the secrets
We live at a time where our resources – social, economic and environmental – are more at risk than ever before. Finding sustainable solutions for the future has become urgent...
Ubuntu’s meaning and value in human and social development in Africa
Prof James Ogude, Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, and a multidisciplinary team of researchers have been focusing on this African philosophy.
Empowering communities to beat malaria
Malaria is a deadly, infectious disease with a complex life cycle. So complex in fact that after many years of research, scientists have still not been able to come up with a definitive solution to...
On a mission to eliminate Malaria
More than half a million lives are lost to malaria each year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). And about 40% of the world’s population lives under constant risk of malaria infection.
Conserving African honey bees
Have you ever thought what would happen if honey bees disappeared? A world without honey bees and their pollination services also means a world without many of our food sources.
The fruit industry's big problem
Fruit flies are a major threat to fruit production because infested fruit cannot be sold and production costs increase due to costly management techniques, resulting in increased fruit prices.
First-in-human anti-cancer procedure brings hope
Cancer affects the lives of thousands of people every day. Cancer cells that break off from a primary tumour and enter the bloodstream or lymph vessels can reach nearly all tissues of the body.
New study on vulture-killing drug raises serious concerns
For over a decade it has been known that some drugs are toxic to vultures and that they are exposed to these drugs by consuming contaminated carcasses.
Indigenous, instant superfood for rural children
Although malnutrition is not as endemic in South Africa as in some other countries of sub-Saharan Africa, it nonetheless continues to be a significant problem...