• Something new out of the Cradle of Humankind 

      Cherry, Micheal I. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2010-04)
      Pliny the Elder, the Roman diarist of 2000 years ago, noted that ‘there is always something new out of Africa’. Perhaps it is time for us to be more specific and say that there is ‘always something new out of the Cradle ...
    • Sheep, soil and stability 

      Nasson, Bill (AOSIS OpenJounals, 2010-04)
      In concluding Dinosaurs, diamonds and democracy (2009), his pocket history of South Africa, the economist, Francis Wilson, reports a reputed prime ministerial observation by Jan Smuts. During the 1930s, he considered the ...
    • The National Research Foundation scores an own goal for South Africa 

      Cherry, Micheal I. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2010-04)
      The recent re-instatement of Phil Charles, Director of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), after a hearing cleared him of any misdemeanour, has raised grave reservations about the leadership of the National ...