As millions around the world try to cope with the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the questions and challenges facing present and future generations of workers are thrown into starker relief. And it’s at this time that we must increasingly be led by science.

Scientific endeavour is enjoying some notable breakthroughs of late, with the Event Horizon Telescope giving us a glimpse of a black hole. There’s some interesting stuff happening at CERN, which challenges the standard model of physics, and SA can be proud of its involvement in the square kilometre array...

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