In a first for the African continent, researchers at the University of Cape Town are using a cutting-edge technique to fast-track the diagnosis of disease, ensuring patients receive the correct treatment sooner.
African researchers are marshalling their arguments for COP27 to assert that what Africa can do to tackle climate change must be informed by its specific conditions for which solutions tailored for Europe, Asia or America will not work.
Africa is the most vulnerable continent in the face of climate change, according to the team leader of the African Group of Negotiators Expert Support (AGNES), Dr George Wamukoya. He stresses the importance of formulating a strong position for Africa to present at COP27, taking place in Egypt in November.
Game meat is increasingly being publicised as a sustainable food choice that can ensure wildlife conservation while also injecting funds into the economy and providing opportunities for community livelihood creation.
Tipping Points returned this March for our second webinar in the series. The speakers, Dr Andy Cunliffe and Mthokozisi Moyo tackled the question, “How does landscape-scale research contribute to climate conversations?”
We live in the age of the Anthropocene – a period during which human activity is having to have a significant impact on the planet’s climate and ecosystems. In this era we have seen many flourish, but at great cost to the environment and the species we share the planet with.
2021 JWO Grant winner, Dr Gideon Idowu, is leading a new continent-wide microplastics study.
“Artificial light is really interesting and it’s really scary – it’s doing things to the environment that we just don’t think about” says 2020 JWO Grant winner, Dr Bernard Coetzee.
OGRC’s Rendani Nenguda reflects on her role models and how to remove barriers for better representation in research.