Articles by Sarah Wild

Plants are being given Zulu names. Here’s why it’s important

Naming invasive species will help to destroy them, says conservationist

By Sarah Wild - 24 August 2020

Cloud computing to help save Cape’s unique fynbos

SA team won a Google Earth grant to protect precious floral kingdom

Text by Sarah Wild. Photos by Jasper Slingsby. - 28 July 2020

Do poorer communities have fewer plant and animal species?

A new study confirms that the “luxury effect” is real

By Sarah Wild - 23 June 2020
Photo of fynbos

The Cape’s plants are dying out – and local authorities need citizens’ help

Study shows 40 species have gone extinct since 1900

By Sarah Wild - 19 June 2019
Photo of the Karoo

How you can help save the Karoo

South Africa’s National Biodiversity Institute is calling on nature lovers to help it save the Karoo — with science

By Sarah Wild - 25 April 2017
Electron micrograph of Human Immunodeficiency Virions.

SA researchers develop tool to detect HIV drug resistance

Paradoxically, it might be more useful in the United States than here

By Sarah Wild - 23 February 2016

SA vaccines get a shot in the arm

The $20-million partnership between pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and South Africa's Biovac Institute was “the beginning of the establishment of vaccine manufacturing capabilities on the continent”, science and technology minister Naledi Pandor told GroundUp.

Sarah Wild - 4 November 2015

New technology to help diagnose hearing disability

Software developed by University of Pretoria researchers could bring cheaper hearing tests to South Africa's rural areas. The hearScreen technology, which has been patented and is in the process of being licensed, can turn any smartphone into an audiometer to test people's hearing.

Sarah Wild - 13 October 2015