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Wordless Picture Books Encourage Parent-Child Reading

The ability to read is a fundamental necessity to function in today’s modern society. It is a vital skill that can enhance success in schooling, career and improve one’s life. Many of us will be able to recall the enjoyment of being read to and sharing reading with our parents. This practice of reading at home goes on to pave the way for lifelong learning through the development of good reading habits.

Invasive plants have a much bigger impact than we imagine

Most people would agree that invasive plants are unwanted. Invasive plants are plants that are intentionally or accidentally introduced by humans into areas outside of their natural habitat. These species can spread rapidly with negative consequences for native species.

SAAO Observes First Optical Counterpart of a Gravitational Wave Source

Following on from the major global announcement in October 2016 on the discovery of the first electromagnetic counterpart of a gravitational wave source, named GW170817, this new paper has just been published on observations undertaken at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), which are compared to the latest model predictions.  On 16 October 2017, the SAAO  together with many other observatories world-wide, announced the important discovery of the first gravitational wave source counterpart (see:

How is the NRF contributing to the National Development Plan?

South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) is a detailed blueprint for how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030. 

The NDP proposes 14 outcomes, and the NRF is actively contributing towards at least eight of these outcomes in the following ways.

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NRF Science Matters

Wordless Picture Books Encourage Parent-Child Reading

The ability to read is a fundamental necessity to function in today’s modern society. It is a vital skill that can enhance success in schooling, career and improve one’s life. Many of us will be able to recall the enjoyment of being read to and sharing reading with our parents. This practice of reading at home goes on to pave the way for lifelong learning through the development of good reading habits.

Invasive plants have a much bigger impact than we imagine

Most people would agree that invasive plants are unwanted. Invasive plants are plants that are intentionally or accidentally introduced by humans into areas outside of their natural habitat. These species can spread rapidly with negative consequences for native species.

SAAO Observes First Optical Counterpart of a Gravitational Wave Source

Following on from the major global announcement in October 2016 on the discovery of the first electromagnetic counterpart of a gravitational wave source, named GW170817, this new paper has just been published on observations undertaken at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), which are compared to the latest model predictions.  On 16 October 2017, the SAAO  together with many other observatories world-wide, announced the important discovery of the first gravitational wave source counterpart (see:

How is the NRF contributing to the National Development Plan?

South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) is a detailed blueprint for how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030. 

The NDP proposes 14 outcomes, and the NRF is actively contributing towards at least eight of these outcomes in the following ways.

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