Quest Volume 12 Number 2 2016 

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2016)

Cite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2016). Quest: Science for South Africa, 12(2). [Online] Available at:

Contents: Living on what people throw away: Quest takes a look at the research on people who live on the edges - Urban agriculture: the answer to Africa’s food crisis?: Gareth Haysom and Jane Battersby say no - Climate change on our doorstep: Evidence for climate change in Namaqualand. Quest investigates - Trading on extinction: Quest examines why abalone poaching helps us to find ways of conserving rhino - Bounded by oceans: Tamaryn Morris and colleagues look at how we study ocean circulation around South Africa - Gravitational waves: Einstein’s theory proved right by Kathy Svitil - What is food security?: It is not all about food production. Quest investigates - The ‘World’s Most Beautiful Marathon’. Really?: Karoline Hanks looks at the dreadful plastic pollution resulting from road running - Community-driven research: Joey Hulbert explains the citizen science movement in South Africa - The Mastery Science Club: Do you have a science club? Please tell Quest all about it - Women in Science – Communication Workshop 2016: Kerry van der Walt explains the importance of communication in science - Unique greenhouse kills two birds with one stone - Five new velvet worm species from South Africa - The fruit industry’s big problem - The next DNA vaccine might come from tobacco - Making sure that packaging is properly sealed - Maths and science pilot pays off for Phelokazi - Mathematics puzzle

Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Peer review status: Non-Peer Reviewed