The Conversation Africa, which launched earlier this month, is searching for academics across a range of topics. The Conversation, which has sites across the world, couples groundbreaking academic research with journalism so as to deliver plain language stories to a wide audience.
The African version of The Conversation, following a news conference on Tuesday, is looking for academics and new or near-completed research.
Energy and Environment: Rats, love them or hate them, we can’t live without them. What good to rats do and what purpose do they serve in an urban environment as well as an agricultural one? We are looking for a expert who can weigh in on the good, bad and ugly of rats.
Contact: Ozayr Patel email@example.com
Science and Technology: How are we consuming music on the continent? Are music shops, seemingly withering around the globe, still very much alive in countries in Africa? What are the music consumer trends on the continent? How much does Africa contribute to world music sales? And how are people getting their music? Through downloads or CD, and why? We are looking for a technology expert to give insight to music consumer trends.
Contact: Edwin Naidu firstname.lastname@example.org
Politics and Society: More voices are clamouring for President Jacob Zuma to release the Farlam Commission report before August, which is the cutoff date for civil claims against those who’d be found to be in the wrong. Mine workers have already taken the matter to court to force Zuma’s hand, claiming he is delaying releasing the report to frustrate the claims process and deny Marikana victims justice. What do does this increased pressure on Zuma mean?
Contact: Thabo Leshilo email@example.com
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