Here’s what the models predict about Covid-19

But beware: soothsaying has a checkered history

By Marcus Low and Nathan Geffen - 22 May 2020
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Covid-19: Why testing takes time and what to expect

There’s a lot more going on behind the scenes in the testing labs than most patients realise

By Fatima Khan - 25 March 2020
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Landmark ruling for science journalists

Appeal committee of press council frees media from having to create false balance

By GroundUp Editors - 20 March 2020
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Ambitious plans underway for homegrown South African climate change model

“We should not just sit and wait for others to bring us solutions. We should be part of the solution.”

By Tony Carnie - 29 July 2019
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Budding KZN scientist wins film award

Jamila Janna is becoming an expert in snails

By Thabiso Goba and Fred Kockott - 15 November 2018
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New tuberculosis vaccine raises hopes

But one more large trial is needed, says TB activist

By Kim Reynolds - 28 September 2018
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NRF cuts hurt South Africa’s scientists

Researchers need to hold public officials accountable

By Emile Engel - 2 May 2018
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UCT invites “conspiracy theorist” to talk about decolonisation of science

Academics furious with decision to give CK Raju official platform

By GroundUp Staff - 28 September 2017
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How to fix the academic peer review system

And the crux of the solution is that a hundred thousand journals need to die

By Alex Welte and Eduard Grebe - 3 August 2017
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Here’s where to find data on Cape Town’s water crisis

Government, the weather service and academics need to do better at making data and analysis of the water crisis available

By Trevor Bohatch - 17 May 2017
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Scientific journal threatened by vested interests

Article critical of corporate-funded research retracted

By Leslie London - 3 May 2017
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Durban march for science

Youth, women encouraged to join science industry

By Nomfundo Xolo - 24 April 2017
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Science and decolonisation: a way forward

“Science is an international endeavour - it doesn’t only belong to the West”

By Nicola Illing and Alastair Sloan - 8 November 2016
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Success against deadly drug-resistant TB in rural KZN

Number of cases has dropped dramatically following bunch of health interventions

By Nathan Geffen - 16 July 2016

USN sues consumer activist

R2 million. That’s how much sport supplement company Ultimate Sports Nutrition (USN) wants consumer activist Harris Steinman to pay for calling its owner, Albe Geldenhuys, a “scam artist”, “liar”, “quack”, “fraud” and “snake oil salesman”.

GroundUp Staff - 16 September 2015

Plasma TV rumour surfaces again

New rumours of a “plasma gang” stealing TVs in order to retrieve a powder have surfaced in Cape Town, but police and scientists are unconvinced.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 14 January 2015