Opinion

BODY MECHANICS AND ERGONOMICS

Opinion Feb 12, 2018

Sinoyolo Gangathele | 12 February 2018 Ergonomics is the study of the human body in relation to the working environment. Ergonomics awareness results in reduced injuries in the workplace or at school. The most common ...

TEACHING AND LEARNING: EDUCATORS HAVE ISSUES TOO

Opinion Nov 13, 2017

Sesethu Kunini | 09 November 2017 Nowadays we find some teachers at schools who no longer have the fire to teach within them. Yes, when they did an education course and qualified to be teachers, they were driven by the p...

"A LITTLE SLEEP; A LITTLE SLUMBER"

Opinion Nov 13, 2017

Rufaro Mangwiro | 09 November 2017In the year 2015 when I was doing my BSc Honours I had a massive workload. I worked very much until I came to a point where I ceased to make any progress but the thought of resting scare...

MATRICS, SEIZE THE MOMENT!

Opinion Nov 13, 2017

Keith Nare | 08 November 2017The greatest journey you started 12 years ago has now come to the days of completion and I am sure you are ready to give it your all. Greetings to the Matric class of 2017 and my utmost grati...

APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY AS THE ANSWER TO OUR CURRENT SOCIETAL ILLS

Opinion Nov 06, 2017

Nyangani Tshabalala | 01 November 2017Appropriate technology is the technology that is designed to be “appropriate” to the context of its use, it therefore becomes the epitome of hope to its beneficiaries. The technology...

HOW TO STAY HYDRATED IN THIS SUMMER

Opinion Nov 06, 2017

David Moloto & Joy Manyama |03 November 2017In South Africa, summer is from November to the end of February and it is hot in all regions. Just how hot or humid depends on the geographic location of an individual. The...

ADVANCEMENT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A BOON OR A CURSE?

Opinion Oct 05, 2017

Shivani Talati | 28 September 2017 India: The ability to think and act upon a thought is what sets humans apart from robots. On that note, what if a system is developed that makes a robot/machine capable of forming its o...

STEMIs, HERE IS A BUSINESS MODEL, HIRE YOURSELVES!

Opinion Oct 05, 2017

Lindelwa Badi and Cleopatra Dube | 02 September 2017 A piece about SMMEs being the solution to STEMI’s unemployment and lack of jobs in general, by exploring new science and re-evaluating the so-called used up science to...

AFRIKA AND ITS STEMI LANDMARKS

Opinion Oct 05, 2017

Moneleli Govuzela | 03 October 2017 It might seem as a challenging and/or frustrating task for one to come up with and/or mention any place of science, let alone an achievement made by Africa in science. However, this is...

ALL SCIENCE IS ONE SCIENCE

Opinion Oct 04, 2017

Georgina Gumindenga | 04 October 2017For many people, the word science is synonymous with lab coats, googles and lots and lots of numbers. However, a quick search of the word science on the internet leads to the followin...

CARTE BLANCHE WITH NANJI SHENI; A YOUNG BLACK FEMALE ENGINEER.

Opinion Sep 14, 2017

Nanji Sheni (NS) holds an MSc degree from UCT and she is a Chemical Engineer at Mintek. Nanji is an alumni of the Barclays Brightest Young Minds Initiative. She is also a founder of the Shalom Christian Mission Internati...

THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT: A CONVERSATION WITH SIS’ HLOMBE

Opinion Sep 14, 2017

“I think I would feel like I have arrived when I know more about how African traditional diets can be used in disease prevention and treatment, are incorporated into modern nutrition messages and food systems and markets...

CARTE BLANCHE WITH A YOUNG DIABETES RESEARCHER: NANCY ALEXIS-GWIMO.

Opinion Sep 14, 2017

“…most challenges I face in my sphere of work are because I look quite young…you get the disrespect here and there and you must constantly prove yourself as competent.” Nancy Gwimo We had the privilege to interview Ms Na...

BRIDGING THE SCIENCE GAP BETWEEN BASIC EDUCATION, AND HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Opinion Aug 22, 2017

Maboni Mmatli | 18 August 2017 In contemporary South Africa, passing one’s grade 12 is a big achievement. It is even bigger if the pass results in entrance into institutions of higher learning and training. We all get ex...

KNOWING REPTILE HANDLING: A PERSPECTIVE FROM MAMPHO PHADIMA

Opinion Aug 19, 2017

Maboni Mmatli | 18 August 2017 While at the National Science Week 2017 at the Nelson Mandela University, we were able to get in touch with a young female scientist by the name Mampho Phadima (MP). Mampho is a reptile han...

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