Mini Maker Faire a success

Over 3000 people joined in on the fun at the Mini Maker faire, which took place at the Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory from the 26-28th August, to check out and participate in the innovative technological ideas. This year’s Mini Maker Faire brought together techies, hackers, hobbyists, crafters, artists,[…]

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SA almost dead last in maths and science education

South Africa is almost dead last among 140 countries in terms of its maths and science education, according to this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness report. Last year’s report also put the country last out of 148 countries. The report for 2015/16 painted a dismal picture, with South[…]

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‘Science and religion can learn from one another’

Science and religion can learn a lot from one another, rather than trying to prove the other wrong. This as some religious followers and groups weighed in on the recent discovery of Homo naledi. Rudolph Pretorius, a businessman and lay preacher, told News24 that he personally believed there was no[…]

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Islamic conceptualization of sciences

We believe it isn’t emphasized today as much as it should be that traditional conceptualizations of sciences, whether Islamic or not, were very different from the way modern sciences are currently conceptualized. Most of us assume that humankind is continually improving in its knowledge of existence and thinking so as[…]

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Battle to fix SA’s water woes

Although South Africa will likely face water shortages in future, and the quality of the country’s water is getting worse, scientists are working on some innovative projects to reverse this. In an apple orchard in the Western Cape, researchers are measuring exactly how much water the trees need to allow[…]

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