The core of South African scientists is centred at Higher Education Institutions (HEI). HEI is a valuable source of scientific knowledge. A major function of Communication Specialists at HEI is communicating science to stakeholders, especially the youth. South African born Mark Shuttleworth is a walking example of motivating young children to become aware of the importance of science. More examples like these are required to enhance science. Although study results have not been finalised, it is clear that science messages do not reach the youth and other stakeholders in South Africa effectively. An improved focus on science journalism is required.

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Science communication at higher education institutions
A relationship study between the key role players in South Africa

Elsabé Conradie   University of Pretoria

Anske Grobler   University of Pretoria

The core of South African scientists is centred at Higher Education Institutions (HEI). HEI is a valuable source of scientific knowledge. A major function of Communication Specialists at HEI is communicating science to stakeholders, especially the youth. South African born Mark Shuttleworth is a walking example of motivating young children to become aware of the importance of science. More examples like these are required to enhance science. Although study results have not been finalised, it is clear that science messages do not reach the youth and other stakeholders in South Africa effectively. An improved focus on science journalism is required.

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