Polymer scientists at Stellenbosch University have developed a novel method to break down lignin – a by-product in the paper manufacturing process – into valuable chemicals that can be used as raw materials in the chemical and polymer manufacturing industry.
In light of the growing number of challenges facing democracy in various parts of the world in recent years, Stellenbosch University (SU) recently established the Centre for Research on Democracy (CREDO), which is housed in the Department of Political Science.
CREDO emerged from the work of the Department's former Transformation Research Unit (TRU). “We used to focus almost exclusively on democracy research, which resulted in a globally acknowledged record of comparative study on democracy across all cultural regions.
A global research team which includes Shahida Moosa, Associate Professor of Medical Genetics in the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics at Stellenbosch University, has come up with a new tool that can help clinicians and researchers diagnose a rare disease far more quickly than in the past, based on an AI-driven analysis of facial features.