41: Africanizing Scientific Research

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What does it mean to decolonise science? How can African knowledge be integrated into scientific research? Does emphasising indigenous knowledge systems mean abandoning western knowledge systems?

In this week’s episode we explore these questions with Dr Nosiphiwe Ngqwala, a lecturer at Rhodes University in the Faculty of Pharmacy. The discussion touches on questions of research into medicines and health, water purity and biotechnology and how African and western forms of knowledge can be integrated.

Selected Publications:

Tandlich R, Ngqwala NP, Tandlichova E (2014). Formative assessment of quality assurance and safety in pharmaceutical education in South Africa, European Scientific Journal, vol.3 ISSN: 1857 – 7881

Roman Tandlich, Catherine D. Luyt and Nosiphiwe P. Ngqwala (2014). A community-based rainwater monitoring and treatment programme in Grahamstown, South Africa, Journal of Hydrocarbons Mines and Environmental Research, , Vol 5, Issue 1, 46-51, ISSN: 2107-6510

Ngqwala NP, Zuma BM and Tandlich R (2013). Greywater composition and treatment in a coastal area of South Africa (5th International Scientific and Expert Conference proceedings TEAM 2013 Technique, Education, Agriculture & Management) Prešov, 4th to 6th November 2013

Okoh, A. I., Cwala, Z. N., Ngqwala, N. P., Igbinosa, E. O., Odjadjare, E. O. and Okoh, O. O. (2012). Assessment of Listeria bacteria abundance and physicochemical quality of the effluents of a typical semi-urban wastewater treatment in South Africa. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 6(40; 1645-1652.

Eden Padayachee, Nosiphiwe Ngqwala, and Chris G Whiteley (2011) Association of β-amyloid peptide fragments with neuronal nitric oxide synthase: Implications in the etiology of Alzheimers diseaseJournal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry,28(4):727-331-9

Produced, Researched, Scheduled and Edited by:

Simbarashe Honde

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