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Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Domesticated sheep reached southern Africa over 2000 years ago – new finding

Professor Judith Sealy and colleagues have recently had a paper published in Scientific Reports which reports on a critically important development in southern African history – the beginnings of farming in south-western South Africa, where there was pre-colonial stock farming but not crop farming. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 12:30
New equipment to bolster SA’s ability to perform cutting-edge astronomy research

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has approved the funding of R35 million for the Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) which will be built as a guest instrument on the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory’s (SARAO) site in the Karoo. This follows an intensive and rigorous review process involving international experts. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 12:30
Prestigious award proves UCT’s Rosalie Tostevin rocks

Dr Rosalie Tostevin, who heads up the Ancient Life and Environments (ALE) Lab in the Department of Geological Sciences, is the latest University of Cape Town (UCT) researcher to be awarded a prestigious P-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF), proving that this geologist does indeed rock.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 11:00
SA unlikely to achieve UN’s SDG for water by 2030

Dr Kevin Winter of the University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) Future Water Institute in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science examines why South Africa is unlikely to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for water by 2030.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 10:30

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