Quest Volume 17 Number 2 2021

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2021)

Cite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2021). Quest: Science for South Africa, 17(2). [Online] Available at:

Acids, alkalis, and the pH scale: Andy Brunning, aka Compound Interest, puts us in the picture - Acidophiles: living in acid! Don Cowan gives an overview of microorganisms of acidic environments – AMD: Mauro Lourenco tells us about acid mine drainage and its treatment - Southern Cape streams: Chris Curtis reports on the region’s naturally acidic black and white streams - Acid rain: Quest explores how it became a catalyst for cross-border cooperation - Stream acidification: Londiwe Khuzwayo shares her research on acid deposition in streams - Sinkholes, springs and early shelters: Nick Baglow and Ponani Mthembi explain their acid connection - Soil acidification: Jean-Pierre Pellissier and Pieter Swanepoel discuss its implications for agriculture - Ocean acidification: Carla Edworthy tells us about this threat to the marine environment - Become a shark citizen scientist: Chantel Elston introduces us to ELMO - Dating Bokoni: Ruby-Anne Birin, Alex Schoeman and Mary Evans explain how they dated an ancient settlement - The sky’s the limit for UKZN rocket scientists: Sally Frost and Christine Cuénod celebrate their achievements - Warp drives: Mario Borunda reports on the chances of faster-than-light space travel -Combing the giraffe: Harriet Box quizzes Jamie Paulse about her MSc study on giraffe in the Klein Karoo - The evolutionary history of our oral bacteria - Matie microbiology students kick butts - Raising awareness on indigenous knowledge

Author and contributor ORCIDs: Don Cowan ORCID; Mauro Lourenco ORCID; Chris Curtis ORCID; Londiwe Khuzwayo ORCID; Jean-Pierre Pellissier ORCID; Pieter Swanepoel ORCID; Carla Edworthy ORCID; Chantel Elston ORCID; Ruby-Anne Birin ORCID; Alex Schoeman ORCID; Mario Borunda ORCID; Jamie Paulse ORCID
Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Sponsorship: Department of Science and Innovation; Academy of Science of South Africa
Peer review status: Non-Peer Reviewed