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Pint of Science SA encourages scientists to bring the lab to the public

Global festival provides a unique opportunity for scientists to discuss their latest research with the broader public CAPE TOWN 27 February 2018 Annual global festival Pint of Science will return to South Africa for a third time with a three night festival, which will take place between 14 – 16 May 2018 in the city of Cape Town. The event aims to create spaces and moments for interaction between scientists and the public by providing a valuable opportunity to ‘bring the lab’ to…

Volume 1 2017: Upfront | Bitter pill of rejection

Upfront Volume 1
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UPFRONT Dear reader, Welcome to our first issue of 2017. In case you missed the news, in 2016 we took the decision to publish quarterly issues instead of six bi-monthly issues. As always we welcome your suggestions for improvement and contributions to upcoming issues. Thanks to those who have provided suggestions for a more readable layout; I hope that our larger and darker font makes the Journal easier on the eyes.…

SPECIAL CONFERENCE OFFER – ‘South Africa @20 for Better or for Worse?’

Nisi mortuos piscem fluxum. Only dead fish go with the flow. If you attended the 2016 TAPPSA conference and enjoyed Steuart Pennington’s informative and entertaining presentation on the paradox that is South Africa, then you will remember that he brought along a few copies of his book – ‘South Africa @20 for Better or for Worse?’.…

#TAPPSA2016 in pictures

Thank you and well done to all exhibitors, presenters, delegates and visitors at this year’s TAPPSA Conference and exhibition which took place at the UNITE building, School of Engineering at UKZN from 21-22 September. Here are some of the photos taken over the two days.…

TAPPI calls for paper for PaperCon 2017

TAPPI is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the PaperCon 2017.  Authors interested in presenting in the Papermaking Program or the Recycled Paperboard Technical Association Production-Technical Seminar (RPTA P-T) should submit an abstract before November 11, 2016.  Authors interested in presenting in the Coating & Graphic Arts Program should submit their abstract by October 28, 2016.  All abstracts should be submitted electronically to the TAPPI Speaker Management System. The Papermaking Program will focus on papermaking best practices, papermaking…

Good news is coming to the TAPPSA Conference

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” These words of American author and political activist Helen Keller are cited on www.sagoodnews.co.za, a website which highlights the positive developments in South Africa. The pioneer behind sagoodnews.co.za, Steuart Pennington, will be delivering the keynote address at the 2016 TAPPSA Conference and Exhibition. Pennington and his team assert that many media channels are trapped in a “good…