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2014 Public perceptions of nuclear science in South Africa, 2013: tabulation report

The objective of this study is to give an overview of public perceptions on various aspects of nuclear technology and energy in South Africa...

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2014 What does the public know and feel about science?

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) released a draft Science Engagement Framework for comment. But before embarking on a science ...

2014 Attitudes to science: part of the puzzle to improve educational achievement?

This paper examines the relationship between attitudes to learning science and science achievement in South Africa. TIMSS 2011 science achie...

2013 Public attitudes to science in South Africa

In a global environment characterised by the growing role of science and technology in our economic, social, and political lives, an interna...