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Anne Chisa
20 January 2020
I must admit that studying in a different country comes with a lot of administrative work before you can even get into a classroom or a lab. As a matter fact, if not planned well in advance the process can be a major source of anxiety!
Anne Chisa
20 January 2020
Read the first Anne (with an E) series about studying in South Africa as an African. She describes her experiences as a student, why to choose to study in South Africa and the top ranked universities. Enjoy!
Many black women scientists feel isolated or worry about being “perfect” to impress their peers. Laura Gil Martinez/IAEA/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

A personal journey sheds light on why there are so few black women in science

Nine years into my research and academic career, one of the most common questions I hear from family and friends is, “uzoqedanini ukufunda?” (“Will she ever finish studying?”)
More must be done to draw women into STEM careers. Burlingham/Shutterstock

Want to be a woman in science?Here's advice from those who've gone far

Each year on February 11, the United Nations marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It’s a chance to reflect on how the situation has improved for women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and how much remains to be done. For instance, less than 30% of the world’s researchers in these fields are women._

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Keymanthri Moodley, Stellenbosch University

Gita Ramjee: a woman who pursued science for the greater good

Gita Ramjee dedicated her professional life to HIV prevention research for women and adolescents from the 1980s when the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was first detected among South Africans.

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