Archive for November, 2020

How isotopes can help us understand Cape Town’s water crisis

Nov 16, 2020 No Comments by 313 views

Rosy Finlayson, Ayabonga Mtsotso and Nomvo Kasolo The water crisis Cape Town experienced one of its worst droughts on record from 2015 to 2018, culminating in a threat to cut off municipal water supply to over 4 million people (nicknamed “Day-Zero”). To avoid this, the City of Cape Town (CoCT) implemented extreme water restrictions. This […]

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Writing for change

Nov 16, 2020 No Comments by 219 views

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known” Carl Sagan (1934-1996), Astronomer and Science Communicator.  We can ask of this quote, but by who? We may consider academia as a rousing type of workplace offering freedom to think and conduct research that can promise major new discoveries while educating and training the next generation of […]

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