All posts by Rethabile Sonibare

Overcome barriers to careers in STEM

Africa’s space sector is growing, but will it include marginalized communities? Common criticisms of STEM fields is that they exclude women and people of color. Some organizations in Africa are trying to address these problems. We spoke with Dr. Margherita Molaro, an astrophysics postdoctoral researcher at South Africa’s University of the Western Cape. She is the astronomy program coordinator […]

Reach for the stars

As the world was celebrating 100 years of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) on Tuesday 12 February, a school in Khayelitsha was launching its own astronomy academy. Molo Mhlaba Primary School hosted astronomy day on Tuesday where young girls were taught the planets of the universe, including the movements of the earth and the moon […]

December  13    2018        Founder and Board Member of Molo Mhlaba Athambile Masola.  Pic  Veli Nhlapo/Sowetan
Unique school shaping girls’ future

The future of the South African education landscape is undergoing a radical change and the new buzz word is “disrupting education”, simply meaning alternative education. And a plethora of independent schools is on the rise, giving parents an alternative to the ailing public school system and the excessively costly private schools. In Cape Town’s Khayelitsha […]