Inside our latest issue: Quest Vol. 19 No 4
Science in the News
From the Editor: It is becoming clear that we have indeed entered a new era of space exploration and innovation, both commercially and at the nation-state level. No surprise then, that many young people are dreaming of a career “amongst the stars”. After all, it is today’s youth who will be exploring the cosmos tomorrow. That is why we decided to create a special space- and astronomy focused edition of QUEST, with the theme “Generation SPACE”.
ASSAf (Academy of Science of South Africa), representing the DSI (Department of Science and Innovation) and NRF (National Research Foundation), is delighted to announce the winners of the aforementioned competition, which was launched on 14 March 2022, on the UNESCO International Day of Mathematics under the theme “Mathematics Unites.” This special day not only celebrates the power of mathematics in our world but also provided an opportunity to engage South African school learners as part of the UN (United Nations) International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD).
From the Editor: Power and nature are on every body’s lips these days. With Eskom’s loadshedding, power– or rather the lack of power – is a constant topic of conversation for South Africans. And for many, it is also a daily struggle. Similarly, due to Climate Change, there is an increasing awareness of the need to live sustainably in order to conserve our planet’s nature and its resources.
All South African Schools are invited to enter the following competition, in support of the UN International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD). This invitation is on behalf of the SA Dept. of Science and Innovation (DSI), the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), and the National Research Foundation (NRF), with support from the Marang Centre for Mathematics and Science Education, Wits School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand. More information can be accessed from the competition website.
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The economy, and you
The economy, and how to work
with your money, doesn’t need
to be a mystery. Although it can
inevitably get complicated, the basic
concepts are actually deceptively
simple: Spend less than you earn,
don’t live above your means, be
allergic to debt, only invest what
you are willing to lose, saving a little
consistently can go a very long way,
etc. Read more