A Sunrise Stroll at Somkhanda

  Snuggled under a thin blanket, trying our best to ignore the icy wind nipping at our ears, we slowly made our way up the bumpy 4×4 trail to the higher reaches of the reserve. The game viewer is by no means a comfortable ride, and it was a relief to finally reach the starting…

When life hands you lemons, consult your traditional healer

Rolling hills of dense thicket touch the pink-purple horizon as my honours supervisor, Nox Makunga, and I slowly make our way over the Ecca Pass in a rattling, hired Ford Ranger. As Nox chatters away about stories of her childhood in Alice, I attempt to document the setting sun on my smartphone camera before it…

The hills are alive, with the sound of data

Science has long been stereotyped as a field only accessible to the elite; a few select, able minded individuals capable of understanding difficult concepts ranging from quantum physics to basic biology. Furthermore, these “elitists” are commonly associated as being eccentric, isolated workaholics who slave away in a lonely laboratory. I am strongly led to believe,…