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Picture: Diana Banmann

Vanderbijlpark/Sterkfontein, May 2nd 2015, Day 8

Today we get off to a sporty start for our group and take a jog around the block. After breakfast we drive to the Cradle of Humankind ("cradle of humanity") - also known as Maropeng, the Setswana word for "the...
06. May 2015
Today we get off to a sporty start for our group and take a jog around the block. After breakfast we drive to the Cradle of Humankind ("cradle of humanity") - also known as Maropeng, the Setswana word for more ...
In their experiments the researchers grow the algae under specific conditions. Picture: Elly Spijkerman

A Question of Transport – Microalgae Fixate Carbon Dioxide

They are invisible to the naked eye. Only in massive quantities do they color water green. Aquatic microalgae are tiny organisms, which usually consist of a single cell and sometimes a few connected cells. The biologists Elly...
05. May 2015
They are invisible to the naked eye. Only in massive quantities do they color water green. Aquatic microalgae are tiny organisms, which usually consist of a single cell and sometimes a few connected cells. The more ...
Pilanesberg National Park. Picture: Arne Petersen

Pilanesberg, May 1st, 2015, Day 7

The first of May is a public holiday in South Africa and so we decide to drive in the Pilanesberg National Park. Early in the morning we start off with a packed breakfast coupled with little sleepy eyes, but full of anticipation...
08. May 2015
The first of May is a public holiday in South Africa and so we decide to drive in the Pilanesberg National Park. Early in the morning we start off with a packed breakfast coupled with little sleepy eyes, but full of more ...

Vanderbijlpark, 28/04/2015, day 4

After breakfast we are driven to the campus of the North-West University for the first time. There we have to forget about the German punctuality and get used to the relaxed South African way of handling things. After a little...
07. May 2015
After breakfast we are driven to the campus of the North-West University for the first time. There we have to forget about the German punctuality and get used to the relaxed South African way of handling things. After a more ...