Over 80 paddlers joined the Peninsula Paddle last Sunday to celebrate the recent rainfall and refreshment that this brought to the dire state of Cape Town’s waterways. Dr Kevin Winter, from the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science, describes the event.
The Science Faculty hosted their annual 'Winter School' excursion for first year students, taking them on a trip to Sutherland, to expose them to cutting edge science; to prove them with opportunities to explore how scientists think and what they do and to encourage the students to examine their own role as potential scientists.
The World Heritage Site of Great Zimbabwe – one of the most iconic and largest archaeological settlements in Africa – offers more than just an interesting insight into how pre-colonial African states and societies functioned. It also provides food for thought on sustainable development in Africa.
Recent findings by a team of researchers, led by Associate Professor Shadreck Chirikure of the Department of Archaeology published in the prestigious PLOS ONE journal, explain how the inhabitants of Great Zimbabwe lived sustainably in the region without negative consequences for the environment.
Miengah Abrahams, an MSc student in the Department of Geological Sciences, together with Dr Emese Bordy, also from the Department of Geological Sciences, recently published in an international journal of paleobiology, on dinosaur trackways in Lesotho, giving a shapshot into life some 200 million years ago.