Quest Volume 18 Number 4

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2022-12)

Please cite as: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2022) Quest: Science for South Africa, 18(4). Available at:

Hot origins: The ancient history of natural glass - Master of disguise: The ubiquitous nature of glass - Zero-carbon glass? SA upping its circular economy game with glass innovations - At the cutting edge of glass manufacturing: From ‘lightweighting’ to innovative energy reductions - State-of-the-ART glass festival wows in Italy Venice, the home of glass art, this year partnered with Milan to celebrate the Italian Glass Weeks - Get the scoop on mental health (and healthy poop)! Our microbiome can play a significant role in our mental health - True mental health recovery for young South Africans - with the help of our peers: Making the case for a recovery approach to mental healthcare - Backing the bugs: To control South Africa’s water weeds - Young Scientist Profile: Young scientist visits with Nobel Laureates - The “How to get ahead during and after school” series: Part 3 - Grade 12, a survival kit and life after school - Back to the moon! - Six South African women scientists receive awards from L’Oreal and UNESCO - UFS geography lecturer joins research expedition to Marion Island - Bio-inspired nanofibres: Weaving biological tissue with nanomedicine to repair brains - A truly global effort to battle Parkinson’s disease: South African doctors and researchers partnering with counterparts all over the world

Author and contributor ORCIDs: Elburg, Marlina ORCID; Lokhat, David ORCID; Mahumane, Gillian ORCID; Choonara, Yahya ORCID; Cuttler, Katelyn ORCID; Step, Kathryn ORCID; Burns, Jessica ORCID; O’Hare, Michaela ORCID; Van Rooyen, Karlien ORCID; Swart, Patricia ORCID; Hemmings, Sian ORCID; De Wet, Aneliese ORCID; Weaver, Kim 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