Saturday, 25 January 2020
Fisheries management is good for fish

Where fisheries are well managed, fish populations can recover. That is according to new research co-authored by UCT applied mathematician Dr Carryn de Moor.

Publication Date:
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 - 09:15
Kicking up dust on a global scale

Dust feeds the Amazon and fertilises depleted oceans: feeding phytoplankton which in turn absorbs carbon emissions. It affects climate by absorbing or scattering light, and through its role in climate formation.  Dr Johanna von Holdt, then a PhD researcher in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, is working to understand dust emissions from the Namib desert in Namibia, and has published her data on ZivaHub: Open Data UCT as part of a drive to create a consolidated data set of dust emissions globally.

Publication Date:
Fri, 10 Jan 2020 - 10:15
Goosing around on golf courses

“It’s not just golfers who enjoy spending a day on the course,” says Dr Rob Little, manager of the Centre of Excellence at the Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology. “Geese are also drawn to their luscious, irrigated lawns interspersed with artificial water bodies.” Fortunately, research by Little and colleagues suggests there are ways the geese and golfers can co-exist.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Dec 2019 - 08:15
SA’s new Water and Sanitation Master Plan

The much anticipated National Water and Sanitation Master Plan was launched on Thursday, 28 November, by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation. The plan is a comprehensive collection of actions and schedule that aims to address backlogs in infrastructure investment, institutional reform in water resource management and the required capital and financial investment.  Dr Kevin Winter from UCT's Future Water Institute gives an review of the plan.

Publication Date:
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 - 12:15